Yoga asana to reduce stress and how to perform them


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A perfect example of where serenity meets beauty. Known as one of the topmost spiritual destinations in India since times immemorial Rishikesh is also nowadays gaining vast popularity as a destination for both adventure sports and Yoga teacher training, it a hotspot for the family vacation. There are some popular Yoga postures people enjoy here.

Anjali Mudra:( Salutation Seal) Anjali Mudra, a Yoga posture, which is often taught in the yoga teacher training in Rishikesh , is also better known as the salutation seal, it is excellent for initiating the meditative state for awareness. It also helps us regain physical, mental and emotional balance. To perform it we need to take our hands in the middle of our heart, the “heart chakra” as it is popularly known in the world of Yoga. This represents the balance of the left and right side of the body united at the center. This Yoga asana must be performed with hands folded in salutation, sitting cross-legged and taking in deep breaths.

Sukhasana: (Easy Pose) Sukhasana is better known as the Easy Pose. It is so called because doing this asana helps you to regain the inner calm and also promotes soothing experience. To do this asana perfectly, sit straight with your arms outstretched and let the tip of the thumb touch the slightly inward bend tip of the index finger. Focus on your breath in this pose and sit in this pose as long you wish comfortable capacity. This pose helps in feeling a sense of tranquillity, reduces cross-legged relieves you of mental depression and physical tiredness and exhaustion of the spine.

Marjariasana: (Cat Pose)Marjariasana is better known as the cat pose. It is so called because to do this asana, one has to place the wrists directly under the shoulders and the knees should be placed under the hips, resulting in the body bending into an arch. Remain in this position for 60 seconds and gently breathe in and out. This asana is essential to removing stress because it massages the spine and the belly organs thus stimulating the digestive tract and spine fluid and thus busting the stress. This asana is a bit tough, however, can be taught by teachers if opted for 200 hour Yoga teacher training in Rishikesh.

Savasana: (Corpse Pose) This exercise, which is taught in the Yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, known as the corpse pose. Easy though it might seem, but it is actually considered the toughest of all the asanas. To do this asana, one has to lie on the back, relaxing the whole body from the top, to toes and toes to top, eyes should be gentle/softly closed and the palm must be kept open. The ankles should be allowed to fall outward. Now in this pose, you need to take deep and controlled breathe and let the body shrink into the mat with each out going breathe. One has to remain in this posture for at least 5 minutes. The Savasana helps the whole nervous system to relax briefly, and it helps the body to cope with the stress of the whole day long.

India is incredible. It has everything to offer to all types of person living on this earth. But the 200 hour Yoga teacher training in Rishikesh is a once in a lifetime experience which all people should have.