1) Standing Forward Bend Pose (Paschimottanasana):
2) Downward Facing Dog Pose:
3) Warrior I pose:
4) Prasarita Padottanasana (Downward facing dog):
5) Ardha Matsyendrasana (Warrior’s pose):
6) Supta Virabhadrasana III (Upward facing dog):
7) Plank pose:
8) Seated Forward Fold:
9) Child’s pose:
10) Half Moon Pose:
11) Cowgirl Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana):
12) Child’s Pose II (Urdhva Dhanurasana):
13) Upward Facing Bow Pose (Asvini Mudra):
14) Child’s Pose III (Bhujangasana):
15) Viparita Karani (Child’s pose IV):
17) Sukhasana (Crescent moon pose):
18) Virabhadrasana I (Standing forward bend with legs wide apart, feet together and hands on hips):
19) Virabhadrasana II (Full stretch of the leg straight on floor with knees bent and hands on hips):
20) Urdhva Prasithasana (One Leg up, One leg down lifting legs off floor as far as possible with nose pointing ceiling at all times, arms straight out in front):
21) Parighasana (Gate pose, sideways bend with the straight back and neck both parallel to the floor and arms by sides):
22) Bhujangasana (Cobra pose by lying on belly with legs straight and hands on hips, lifting head up and arching back in a smooth motion and raising legs off floor):
23) Ushtrasana (Head to knees forward bend, both legs bent and arms by sides, slowly lift head towards feet):
24) Shashankasana (Raise straight legs with toes pointing upwards and hold for a few seconds, lower legs down and repeat)
25) Jathara Parivartanasana (Belly Twist by lying on belly, both legs straight as well as arms by sides, slowly turning head to right and hold for a few seconds then turn to the left and hold a few seconds as well)
26) Pavanamuktasana (Wind relieving pose by sitting with legs together and hands on knees, quickly raise hips straight up in the air and slowly lower down)
27) Balasana (Child’s pose by sitting on feet, bending forward and resting head on the floor)
28) Savasana (Relaxation pose by laying down on back, hands at sides, palms up, legs together and eyes closed)
Yoga is an effort to achieve spiritual enlightenment that involves the whole body and mind. It has existed for more than five thousand years and has its origins in ancient India. It is a set of practices that promote good health and can cure many diseases. It was initially used as a spiritual tool by Hindu and Buddhist monks. Today, It is popular among celebrities in the US.
People do yoga for various reasons that range from stress relief to increased flexibility and strength.Countless health benefits are associated with asana practice and these stretches not only make you feel good but also keep many diseases at bay. It has been proven that people who practice yoga on a regular basis suffer less from heart diseases, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety and infertility problems when compared to individuals who don’t practice it. Yoga involves various postures or asanas that stretch and strengthen your body. It helps improve the functioning of your heart and lungs. Asanas improve the quality of sleep and increase life expectancy. Yoga is one of the best ways to keep your mind stay young and ward off aging process. It keeps your mind stay alert and active even when you grow old. Yoga increases the blood flow to your brain that helps improve memory and prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. It also enhances concentration and focus. It is imperative to find a qualified yoga instructor before you start your practice so that he can give you proper advice regarding which asanas are suitable for you and which are not. In case you have a medical condition like back pain, high blood pressure and asthma, you should always seek your doctor’s advice before you start the practice. Most of the yoga asanas require practices in a quiet and peaceful environment so that you are able to concentrate on your breathing. You can perform these exercises at home without any equipment. You just need a large and empty space in your home to perform these exercises. There are many types of yoga like Bikram, Jivamukti, Anusara, Iyengar and Viniyoga among others. Each style has its own benefits.
Filmmaker Dannion Brinkley, who is best known for his book “Saved by the Light”, once again shocked his fans by stating that he does not believe in afterlife. “The truth is, I wish I did (believe in the afterlife). I mean, from a logical standpoint, there just seems to be no empirical evidence that there is an afterlife,” says Dannion.
The 63-year-old Dannion has created quite a storm with his new book “The Secrets of the Afterlife”, in which he writes about his near-death experience and how he believes that there is no life after death.
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