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    Asana 46: Feeling Low? 5 Yoga Poses Jo Fatafat Mood Achcha Kar Denge

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    It is only human that your mood changes with everything that happens in your life. And, at times, with what’s happening around you. But, then what? In such cases, your daily to-do’s often get derailed due to your state of mind. Pareshan mat ho, there are tons of ways to lift your mood up and feel all happy again. And one of these hacks is yoga.

    The Channel 46 caught up with Nikita Agrawal, Founder of Isira Yoga, who lists 5 yoga asanas that will instantly improve your mood.

    1. Ananda Balasana (Happy Baby Pose)

    Asana 46: 5 Yoga Poses To Instantly Improve Your Mood

    Instructions to reach the pose

    • Lie on your back and bend your knees close to your stomach.
    • Grip the soles of your feet from outside and bring your ankles over your knees.
    • Gently push your feet with your hand to drop your knees to the mat.
    • Remember to relax the head and neck while holding this posture.

    Caution

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    • Avoid during pregnancy.
    • Avoid if you have a knee injury.

    2. Matsyasana (Fish Pose)

    Instructions to reach the pose

    • Lie down in savasana or straight on your back facing upwards with hands by your side.
    • Bring hands underneath hips with palms facing down.
    • Bend your arms from elbows.
    • Inhale and then raise your chest, stretch your neck, and place the crown of your head on the mat.
    • Close your eyes and breathe deeply while holding the posture.
    • Release posture very gently.

    Cautions

    • Do not put weight on the crown of your head; rest it gently.
    • Do not strain your neck while performing this exercise.
    • Avoid it if you have spondylitis.
    • Avoid it if you’ve had a recent neck or spine injury.

    Read: 5 Yoga Poses to Reduce Hair Fall

    3. Ustrasana (Camel Pose)

    Asana 46: 5 Yoga Poses To Instantly Improve Your Mood

    Instructions to reach the pose

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    • Sit on your knees, legs hip-width apart. 
    • Push your hips forward, inhale and expand your chest, keep your core engaged and move backwards.
    • Drop your shoulders back and place your palms on your heels.
    • Let your head and neck extend backwards.
    • Stay in this pose for 30 to 60 seconds and gently release.

    Caution

    • Avoid it if you have low or high blood pressure.
    • Avoid if you have a back or neck injury.

    4. Halasana (Plough Pose)

    Instructions to reach the pose

    • Lie on the mat, keeping the arms by the side of the body.
    • Slowly lift the legs perpendicular to the mat.
    • Gently press your arms against the floor and raise your hips.
    • Lift your spine and try to keep it straight till your big toes reach the mat over your head.
    • Ensure your knees are not bent. (You may use your arms to support by placing hands on your back.)
    • Tuck your chin and bring your arms closer and interlock the fingers of both of your hands.
    • To release the pose, gradually bring down your spine and legs back to the mat.

    Caution

    • Don’t do this asana if you have a neck or back injury.
    • Avoid during pregnancy.
    • Avoid it if you have recently undergone a hernia surgery.

    Read: 5 Yoga Poses To Treat Insomnia

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    5. Shavasana (Corpse Pose)

    Instructions to reach the pose

    •  Lie down with your back on the mat with your feet slightly apart.
    •  Relax your shoulders, straighten your arms with your palms facing upwards.
    •  Close your eyes.
    •  Relax your body and breathe deeply.
    •  Bring awareness and be mindful of your breath.

    Caution

    • Avoid tilting your head towards any shoulder.
    • Keep body still and mind relaxed, and strictly focused on performing this asana.

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