Seven Problems, One Solution – YOGA

Yoga is essentially a spiritual science that can teach us an elevated Art and Style of Living. By practicing Yoga, our mental strength, confidence and calmness of mind can be boosted to such an extent that we can continue unflinchingly through thick and thin.

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Yoga can be a great solution for multiple health problems faced by the modern man in today’s stressful busy life, which often moves at a breakneck speed. It can cure a disease ridden body into a hale and hearty human being with a stable happy mind.

Yes, that’s the power of Yoga: Physical & Mental wellbeing of an individual.

However, there is a way to cure your body of many problems with yoga as well. Yoga postures, each of them unique in their own way, can be a simple cure for common ailments. Here are some of the top yoga postures that target major health problems.

 

Problem#1:  Common Cold

Common cold, a common problem in chilly weather can also be alleviated through Yoga. The most effective common cold yoga postures are:

Matsyasana or Fish Pose

FishPose

 

Sarvangasana or Shoulder Stand

Sarvangasana

 

Yoga Nidra or Deep Relaxation

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These exercises help alleviate congestion in the throat, nasal cavities and lungs, also relieving sinus congestion.

 

Problem#2: Stress relief

Yoga postures can greatly calm and relax the mind and body, lowering the stress levels of tensed, overstressed and overworked brains. The best stress relief yoga postures are:

Mountain Pose or Tadasana

Tadasana

 

Child Pose or Balasana

Bala Asana (Child Pose)

 

Corpse Pose or Savasana

Savasana

 

Lotus Pose or Padmasana

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Dog facing downward pose or Adho Mukha Svanasana

Christopher O'Melia Bluhm

 

 

Problem#3: Detoxification

 Yoga can excellently detoxify the body. Detox implies cleansing your system of toxins by boosting metabolism and blood circulation. The major invigorating yoga detox postures could be:

Uttkatasana accompanied by a Twist’. It may also be called Twisting Chair

Uttkatasana accompanied by a Twist

 

Marichyasana (Twist of Marichi)

Marichyasana D

 

Prasarita Padottanasana

Prasarita Padottanasana

 

Reclined Twist or Supta Matsyendrasana

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Most of these postures involve a lot of bending & twisting of the upper body & legs, which activates the waste removal systems of our body, thereby helping our body to get rid of toxins.

 

Problem#4: Diabetes Management

Yoga can control Diabetes, a common and fatal health problem by stimulating insulin production by strengthening the functionality of the pancreas. The most effective yoga postures for Diabetes are:

Halasana or Plow posture

Halasana, plow pose

 

Sarvangasana or Shoulder Stand

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Ardha Matsyendrasana or Spinal Twist (Half)

ardha-matsyendrasana

 

Problem#5: Joint Pain

Joint pain, a debilitating and household problem for the aging population can also be tackled through yogic postures or Asanas. The most widely used joint pain relief postures are:

Veerasana

warrior pose or veerasana

 

 

Makarasana

Makarasan

 

Tadasana

tree-pose

 

Triangle Pose

triangle yoga pose

 

 

Problem#6: Immunity Boost

Your immunity is your body’s natural power to fight against diseases, and can be boosted through the following yoga postures:

Bhujangasana or Cobra Pose

bhujangasana

 

Child’s Pose

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Bow Pose or Dhanurasana

bow-pose

 

Plow Pose or Halasana

plow pose

 

Headstand

headstand

 

Handstand

handstand

 

Problem#7: Weight Loss

If you think you need to work on your fitness to lose weight, try yoga postures like:

Surya Namaskar

Surya-Namaskar1

 

Cobra Pose

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Warrior Pose

Veerasana

 

Side Bends to lose the extra fat

yoga side bends

 

These exercises boost metabolism and burn down fat.

 

You may also like to read: Is It Wise To Choose Yoga Over Other Exercise Forms?

 

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Bernetta says:

    Yoga is good for health. If practice regularly, it will keep your body flexible. Yoga is physical and mental exercise.

    1. woodenitbeamazing says:

      Thanks for stopping by my blog Bernetta.
      Hope you are well!
      Are you a regular practitioner of Yoga?

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