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Practice these 10 yoga asanas to experience happiness in no time

Updated on:18 June 2021, 17:30pm IST
If you’ve been stressed, trust us yoga can be of huge help. Here are certain yoga asanas that can uplift your spirit, boost your mood, and make you happy.
Aayushi Gupta
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Uplift your mood instantly with these yoga asanas. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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A sedentary lifestyle, poor eating habits, and constant stress and anxiety affects our body and mind in a big way. And guess what? We need an even more effective solution to navigate through the mental disturbances that have occured during the pandemic.

Finding a way to stay happy could seem like a daunting task, but in order to attain happiness, yoga can be a trustworthy companion. It is not just about gaining benefits for your physical health; it also brings immense peace to the mind. It can revive mindfulness and eliminate negative thoughts. There are a number of ways available to cope with your daily stress, but yoga can be the ultimate solution for your problems. 

So, practise these yoga asanas which can make you happy instantly:

1. Adho mukha svanasana (downward-facing dog pose)

The downward facing dog pose is a one-stop solution to uplift your mood in no time. The movement in this pose helps in improving blood circulation, which in turn makes you feel energized. That’s exactly why it is a great pose for the nerves and can offer much needed relaxation, if you’re stressed. Although it is not easy to nail it, it also offers a plethora of health benefits, so keep practising this asana

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Downward-facing dog pose is your one stop solution. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
2. Ushtrasana (camel pose)

The camel pose stretches the thorax, abdomen, inguinal region, and thighs. This pose can help you deal with anxiety and depression symptoms, instantly uplifting your mood. You will feel relaxed, brighter, and ready for what life brings after practising the posture. In fact, it can help increase lung volume and blood circulation in your body. 

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Perform this pose to boost your mood. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock
3. Baddhakonasana (butterfly pose)

The butterfly pose, also known as the bound angle pose, is a wonderfully grounding yoga pose. To make yourself happy, there are several yoga poses that you can try, but if there’s one we swear by, it’s the butterfly pose. It takes the least time to perform and offers a whole lot of benefits such as relieving stress, creating a safe and calm space around yourself, and clearing your mind of negative thoughts. 

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Try the butterfly pose to receive benefits galore! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
4. Ananda balasana (happy baby pose)

A happy child’s pose can be used to soothe feelings of anxiety and slow down racing thoughts. In fact, this pose can have tremendous benefits on your emotional and physical health, while also helping the positivity and joy in your heart shine through. It’s a gentle pose that’s great for increasing the sense of relaxation and stretching your body.

5. Cat-cow pose

Use this asana to calm the constant fluctuations in your mind and relax your nervous system. To create gentle movements throughout the body, invite the flow of positive energy through this asana. The benefits of this synchronised breath movement will help you relax and ease the day’s stress. 

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Try the cat cow pose also for your back, core, and more. GIF courtesy: Giphy.
6. Uttanasana (standing forward bend)

From keeping the mind alert to improving mood and concentration, the standing forward bend has innumerable health benefits to offer. So, in case you have been feeling a bit too stressed lately, you should practise the pose on a regular basis, as it is also considered to be a calming pose.

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Standing forward bending pose is the simplest thing you can do for your happiness. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
7. Virabhadrasana B (warrior II pose)

Stress has become such an intrinsic part of our lives, which is why we all need the right way to release it. Practice warrior II pose regularly and you’ll see your tension vanish in no time. It is a strong pose that not only cultivates mental strength but also brings forth courage and a sense of victory. 

8. Natarajasana (dancers’ pose)

Dancers pose to relieve stress and offer complete relaxation after practice. It is a beautiful mix of balance and grace. This pose helps you find balance and also releases those happy hormones within by calming the mind, reducing anxiety, improving sleep, and alleviating depression. In fact, this pose will subsequently lower your blood pressure and fight fatigue. 

9. Utkatakonasana (goddess pose)

Let this energizing and empowering pose remind you that you’re completely in charge of your own happiness. This pose allows us to get in touch with the divine feminine within ourselves, balancing our strength and power with deep inner wisdom. This will also release the negative emotions, while opening your heart for positive thoughts. 

10. Shavasana (corpse pose)

While performing any pose, if you get tired, spend a few minutes resting in a corpse pose to let your body absorb the benefits of yoga asanas that you were practicing. 

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Let”s go meet our well rested self! Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

With regular yoga practice, you can boost your mood anytime you need by simply stepping onto your mat. 

Aayushi Gupta Aayushi Gupta

Candid, outspoken, but prudent--Aayushi is exploring her place in media world.