7 Yoga poses you must know to become a part of 1st #internationalyogaday

7 Yoga poses you must know to become a part of 1st #InternationalYogaDay (21st June)

“A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement” – Jess C. Scott

Healthy body is a key of happy life. But with increasing influence of western culture and lifestyle we Indians have deviated from our traditional food and lifestyle and have become more comfortable with easy-to-prepare-and-eat junk. This has resulted into number of health issues and striking number of diseases.

However, people have again started acknowledging the importance of healthy living and eating, which certainly include physical exercise. Our fast paced life demands for a smart way to relax our body and mind and revitalize ourselves. Only a handful of people have enough time and motivation to join gym. In the given scenario, YOGA fits well. Yoga can fit into the daily routine of almost all, and reap quick and positive results. A 15 min yoga routine on a daily basis is a key to your physical well being, by making you flexible, motivated and a positive thinker. Yoga mat plays an important role while performing yoga posses. There are wide variety of mats available in the market but choosing appropriate one is a task in itself. Here is a Guide for you to choose the best yoga mat and keep yourself fit.

Also, in order to increase awareness about yoga United nations(UN) has recognized 21st June as World Yoga Day, which has gathered 175 nations for a same cause. Since than India has set itself to make the day a Grand success.

In order to become a part of this huge celebration of Indian Soft Power you should know these simple yoga posses.

1. Tadasan (Mountain Pose)Tadasana - International Yoga Day 21 June

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This is the easiest pose of Yoga and serves as the beginning for all other poses. It is the welcoming posture to begin yoga practice.

2. Balasana (Child Pose)

Balasana - International Yoga Day 21 June

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This is a resting pose and makes your body completely relaxed by calming down nervous system. It also helps relieving constipation and is extremely helpful for relaxing your back.

3. Yoga Dolphin pose (Dolphin Pose)

Yoga Dolphin Pose - International Yoga Day 21 June

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This pose helps in strengthening the body and increasing its stamina to a great extent. It is similar to Adho mukho svanasana (downward facing dog pose) but is slightly more challenging and beneficial.

4. Vrksasana (Tree Pose)

VRksasana - International Yoga Day 21 June

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This one leg balanced pose helps in confidence building and controlling mind and thoughts. The beauty of this pose is, it does not allow you to think about stress because entire focus is on balancing the body on one leg.

5. Viparita Virabhadrasana (Reverse Warrior Pose)

Viparita Virabhadrasana - International Yoga Day 21 June

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This yoga pose is a variation of Warrior-II pose. It stretches the muscles of hips, groins, obliques and opens up chest and shoulders. This pose is also performed for uplifting perseverance and self-esteem.

6. Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)

Trikonasana - International Yoga Day 21 June

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Trikonasana is standing yoga pose which stimulates cardio-vascular activity and contributes towards a healthy heart. While performing this asana the chest gets expanded and deep breathing leads to increased stamina.

7. Shavasana ( Corpse Pose)

Shavasana - International Yoga Day 21 June

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This is a cooling down pose of yoga and is performed to resume the energy for a healthy mind and body.

Tip- Remain calm and breath throughout the poses to maintain your smooth body functioning and become a part of International Yoga Day celebration. Check this for other yoga poses and asanas to practice.

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