YOGA PO­SI­TIONS

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BHUJANGASANA (CO­BRA POSE)

This pos­ture af­fects mus­cles in the back. It is ben­e­fi­cial for re­liev­ing flat­u­lence af­ter meals. It can re­lo­cate a slipped disc, re­move back­ache and keep your spine sup­ple. It tones the ovaries and uterus, and helps al­le­vi­ate men­strual and other gy­nae­co­log­i­cal disor­ders.

DHANURASANA (THE BOW POSE)

Dhanurasana de­con­gests the en­tire ab­dom­i­nal re­gion and its or­gans. The liver and pan­creas are mas­saged in this asana which is there­fore use­ful in peo­ple with di­a­betes mel­li­tus. The lig­a­ments, mus­cles and nerves in the back are given a good stretch and the spinal col­umn re­ju­ve­nated. It helps to al­le­vi­ate con­sti­pa­tion, dys­pep­sia and slug­gish­ness of the liver. It straight­ens the hunched back and droop­ing shoul­ders. It helps re­store the dis­placed navel to its nor­mal po­si­tion. It reg­u­lates the di­ges­tive, ex­cre­tory and re­pro­duc­tive or­gans. It is use­ful in the treat­ment of chest ail­ments. It stim­u­lates and reg­u­lates the thy­roid and adrenal glands.

TRIKONASANA (THE TRI­AN­GLE POSE)

The prac­tice of this asana re­lieves back­ache and strength­ens the but­tocks. The body be­comes light. Ail­ment of the lungs and fre­quent boils and pim­ples on the skin are cured. A spe­cial fea­ture of this asana is that it helps in in­creas­ing the height of grow­ing chil­dren. This asana proves use­ful for the pa­tients of sci­at­ica, if prac­tised slowly.

MATYASANA (FISH POS­TURE)

Mat­syasana gives an ex­cel­lent mas­sage to the ab­dom­i­nal or­gans and cures con­sti­pa­tion. It is ef­fec­tive in treat­ment of throat dis­eases. It ex­pands the chest and is use­ful for those with weak lungs and res­pi­ra­tory disor­ders. It re­laxes the mus­cles of the up­per back and makes the spine re­silient.

It is ben­e­fi­cial in cases of knee and back pain. The pelvic re­gion is given a good stretch. It is use­ful for ladies in pre­vent­ing and cur­ing var­i­ous forms of sex­ual mal­func­tion­ing. It is good for the woman suf­fer­ing from uterus prob­lems and di­a­betes.

USTRASANA (THE CAMEL POSE)

Ustrasana is ex­tremely use­ful for poor eye­sight and to re­lieve back pain and neck pain.

It helps to re­duce fat over the ab­domen. It is help­ful in di­ges­tive prob­lems.

VAJRASANA (THE THUN­DER­BOLT POSE)

This asana strength­ens thigh and calf mus­cles. This asana is good for di­ges­tion. It pro­vides a firm base to the spine and keeps the spine erect.

PADMASANA (THE LO­TUS POS­TURE)

Padmasana in­duces mental calm­ness and tran­quil­lity. It tones up the nerves of coc­cyx and sacral re­gion by sup­ply­ing them with ex­tra blood. It im­proves di­ges­tive process and helps to re­lieve con­sti­pa­tion. It im­proves con­cen­tra­tion and mem­ory. It is help­ful for peo­ple suf­fer­ing from short­ness of breath. It is help­ful to treat prob­lems of feet con­cern­ing ex­ces­sive sweat, bad odour and cold or hot sen­sa­tion.

For more de­tails on yoga pos­tures or ex­er­cise, tech­niques and pre­cau­tion that need to be taken while per­form­ing yoga visit: www.iday­ofyoga.org

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