Not only does yoga help in building physical immunity but it also improves digestion, creates mental clarity, and constructs a sense of inner calm. Here's a cheat sheet with 5 essential yoga poses you should treat your body to everyday.
Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward facing dog):
This posture helps you strengthen your chest muscles and improve lung capacity. Avoid shifting your torso far too forward in this posture; we are not aiming at using you as a human plank. Remember to keep your hip high, weight mostly on your legs, and your heels pressed against the floor.
Virabhadrasana 1 (Warrior pose):
Treat your hips like headlights and place your legs farther apart from each other to gain better balance. Stretch your arms out and hold at least for 10 counts. This particular pose helps you prevent stroke and provides a stronger core for your system.
Utthita Trikonasana (Triangle pose):
Strengthen your legs, knees, arms, and chest with this pose. Focus and maintain a steady body balance. Don't rest your hand on your ankle but support your body by placing your hand behind your foot. Look in the direction of the arm that is stretched upwards and keep your back straight.
Chakravakasana (Cat-cow stretch):
Cats do it all the time, it helps relieve stress especially if you have back problems. This pose helps improve spinal health. It works a lot better when you look up and down while practicing this stretch. Breathe in to lift your chest and breathe out to drop your chest.
Balasana (Child's pose):
Take a deep breath and move into the child's pose in order to relax and collect yourself. You may resume this pose and stay still for 10 minutes (or more) and focus on your breathing. Repeat everyday to relieve constipation and calm your nerves.
It's time to face-off against all the stress and pain. Work your way around these 5 basic yoga poses and rediscover yourself!