Yoga-asanas

Must- Try 5 Yoga Asanas For Increased Productivity 

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Due to the current coronavirus outbreak, most of us are working at home which requires a lot of dedication and commitment. Below are 5 yoga asanas to cultivate focus and boost productivity.  Try incorporating the following basic asanas in your daily routine for your mental, and physical well-being as well as enhancing your capacity as a professional:

 

1)Pranamasana

Formation of the posture:

  • Stand with some distance between your feet, planted firmly against the floor.
  • Place your arms together in front of your heart, with your forearms being parallel to the ground. 
  • Elbows should be pointed outwards and feel your chest opening up. 
  • Feel the pressure and heat between your palms and gently breathe.

    Benefits
  • Pranamasana helps to promote the balance between both sides of the body.
  • It creates a sense of poise and respect for body and mind in preparation for the practice.

2)Tadasana

Formation of the posture:

  • Stand with your feet apart.
  • Stretch your arms beside your torso and inhale.
  • Try to stretch your arms outwards and interlock your fingers on top of your head.
  • Gently lift your heels up and stretch your hand as much as you can towards the ceiling.
  • Gently breathe and tuck your navel in.
  • Lift your heels and extend your hands towards the ceiling.
  • Exhale and slowly bring your heels down and release all the tension in your body, feel free and calm.

Benefits:

  • It prepares your body and calms your mind.
  •  It improves overall body posture.
  •  It creates self-awareness.

3) Santolanasana

Formation of the posture

  • Start in the downward dog asana (downward-facing pose, in the shape of a triangle with your head towards the ground and arms aligned while your hip portion towards the ceiling).
  • Take a deep breath and bring your torso forward until your arms are perpendicular to the floor.
  • Keep your shoulders directly over the wrist.
  • Make sure your torso is parallel to the floor, now press your outer arms inwards.
  • Your index fingers must be firmly pressed to the floor.
  • Lower your knees to the ground and lift the base of your skull away from the back of your neck. 
  • Make sure you look straight down at the floor.
  • Keep your throat and eyes soft and hold the pose for a while, feel the stretch in your body.

    Benefits
  • It strengthens the thigh, arms, and shoulders.
  • It makes the spine and abdominal muscles robust.
  • It builds the core muscles.

4) Vasisthasana

Formation of the posture

  • Begin by coming in the plank posture.
  • Keep your left palm firmly on the ground and remove your right hand from the floor.
  • Tilt your entire body to face the right side and lift your right leg off the floor and place it over your left leg.
  • Stretch your right arm above and your fingers should be pointing towards the sky.
  • Make sure that both your knees, heels and feet are in contact with each other.
  • Make sure that both arms and shoulders are in one straight line.
  • Tilt your head and look up towards your right hand.
  • Hold the asana for a while.
  • Repeat the same on the left side.

    Benefits
  • Gradually building your capacity to hold this asana for a long period of time would help you gain immense arm and core strength.
  • It boosts concentration.

5) Naukasana

 Formation of the posture

  • Sit on the mat with your legs fully free and extended.                   
  • Bend your knees and lean your torso back.
  • Stretch the arms in front of you and raise your legs to a 45-degree angle.
  • Maintain your arms parallel to the floor and keep looking towards your toes or on the nose. 
  • Breath out as you release the pose and feel the calmness in your body.

    Benefits
  • This asana helps you strengthen the lower back, stomach, and leg muscles.
  •  It eliminates lethargy.

 

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