New Year’s is a time to look back on the 12 months that have passed and gauge the level of contribution towards self development and personal growth. The year of 2020 was a challenging one for people across the globe in terms of financial, emotional, personal, and professional fronts.
If the year gone by has taught us anything, it’s that our health is extremely important and we need to make it our top priority. The old saying of health is wealth is indeed true as we can’t enjoy anything on this beautiful planet if we are not in good health.
Put your health first in 2021
Begin the New Year by making self-care the most important aspect of your life. Promise to dedicate at least 30 minutes a day, three times a week, towards your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. The sure-fire way to success is to keep the promise that we make to ourselves.
New Year resolutions are the perfect testing ground to see how committed we are towards bettering ourselves in the arenas of our lives that we wish to grow in. If physical health is what you desire in 2021, then here are some asanas that you can practice in the New Year to get going:
1. Ashtanga pranamasana or eight-limbed bow pose
From the plank position, drop your knees to the floor.
Lower your chest and place it in-between your palms
Only your toes, knees, palms, chest and shoulders should touch the floor
Tuck your elbows inwards and point them up
Ensure that your pelvis and stomach is off the floor
Word of advice: Avoid doing this pose if you suffer from any back ailments.
Sit down with your legs forward and lift your legs 45° off the floor.
Lean back gently so your upper body is also at the same angle.
Balance your body weight keeping your knees straight or bent.
Extend hands to the side
Engage your abdominal muscles and straighten your back
Yoga is much more than just another ordinary workout. It combines breathing with movement, and in this way balances the mind and makes you feel calmer. So start 2021 on a healthy note with these asanas and have a great New Year.