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5 Yoga Asanas For A Healthy Mind And Body

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Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, a science of youthfulness, a science of integrating body, mind and soul
– Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style.

Yoga offers a range of health benefits, from a strong and flexible body to reduced stress and glowing skin. If you'd like to practise a few simple poses, but are not sure how to go about it, check out the collection of simple videos in this ClipBook.

There are several yoga poses that you can practice daily for a healthy mind and body. Take the Baddha Konasana, for example. This pose is also called the butterfly pose because the 'open hips and feet together' position with flapping knees resembles a butterfly in motion. According to StyleCraze, this pose provides a host of benefits.

• Improves blood circulation.

• Relieves stress and helps reduce fatigue.

• Cures asthma, flat feet, infertility and high blood pressure.

• Increases the flexibility of knees, ankles, feet and hips.

• Prevents infertility.

Another yoga asana that is discussed in this ClipBook is Adho Mukha Svanasana. It is also known as the dog pose because it resembles a dog which is bending forward. This asana has numerous benefits and the best part is, even a beginner can practise it.

Know more about other asanas such as Trikonasana, Urdhva Hastasana and Uttanasana by going through the pages of this ClipBook. 

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Urdhva Hastasana

Urdhva Hastasana, which translates to “Raised Hands Pose”, is a part of the Surya Namaskar sequence. This quick asana provides great benefits. It helps to stretch the stomach muscles, improves digestion, stretches the shoulder and armpits, and hel...

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Uttanasana

In Sanskrit, ‘ut’ means intense, ‘tan’ means stretch and ‘asana’ means pose. Uttanasana or the standing forward bend pose helps calm the mind and rejuvenate the whole body. This pose helps to prepare the body for forward deeper bends. It requires ...

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Baddha Konasana

The Baddha Konasana or angle pose is also known as the butterfly pose or the cobbler pose. This asana is named after the Sanskrit words ‘baddha’ meaning bound and ‘kona’ meaning angle. One reason for this pose also being known as the cobbler pose ...

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Trikonasana

This pose is also known as the Triangle Pose. Unlike most of the yoga postures, Trikonasana requires keeping the eyes open to maintain body balance. This pose strengthens the legs, knees, ankles, arms and chest. It helps improve digestion, reduce...

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Adho Mukha Svanasana

Adho Mukha Svanasana is also known as the downward facing dog pose as it replicates the posture of a dog bending forward. This asana can be practiced by any beginner. Include it in your daily yoga practice to get these benefits: leaves you rejuven...

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