Yoga has two basic components while practising it as a daily routine. One of which is a pose known as asanas and the other called as pranayama which improves your breathing techniques. Those with a restricted physical condition can improve their lifestyle by practising yoga. As gyms and other fitness categories have levels for beginners, weight-loss or customised as per the physical strengths, likewise yoga can be practiced as per the physical needs.
1. Virasana (Hero Pose) It’s a classical seated yoga posture that stretches thighs and ankles while improving posture. It is one of the most traditional postures effective for breathing exercises. It helps in spinal alignment with slouching posture and allows for better breathing.
2. Supta Virasana (Reclining Hero Pose) It stretches for the front of the body, including the thighs, lungs, chest, foot, and abdominal muscles. It helps in alleviating digestive problems by massaging the abdominal organs. Other benefits include realignment of rounded shoulder, stimulation of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, toning of spinal nerve and makes the back flexible.
3. Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog Pose) It helps relieve the tension in lungs, shoulders, chest and buttocks. It is a great remedy for sciatica, depression, fatigue and asthma. It helps in strengthening the spine, arm and wrist as most of the body weight is borne by them. It also stretches the back and relieves the body of lower back ache.
4. Bhramari Pranayama (Humming Bee Breath) The first step towards self-healing is breathing and understanding the technique affects positively on our thoughts and moods. This pranayama teaches to keep our breath still so that we can stabilise and de-stress our mind.
5. Matsyasana (Fish Pose / Reclining Back-Bending Pose) It is also known as the destroyer of all kinds of diseases. It can stimulate the spine, rib cage as well as the lungs, thereby relieving signs of fatigue and anxiety. The dorsal region and the torso are fully expanded hence, breathing becomes fuller.