HEALTH & WELLNESS

Ananda Yoga Asanas and Benefits

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Ananda Yoga is truly a blessing to mankind. It is known for its several benefits such as improving flexibility to the body, curing diseases, improving the respiratory system and increasing blood and lymph circulation. There are several poses and aspects of Ananda yoga which have been discusses below for reference.

The Lotus Pose:

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The Lotus Pose is the most basic pose you should learn while doing yoga. It helps you meditate better and increases your level of concentration. For this, you need to sit on the floor with your legs crossed. Keep your hands on your knees and breathe slowly.

The Childs Pose:

For this, you must sit on the yoga mat with your legs folded in such a way so that your feet touch your buttocks. Now bend forward and try to touch the ground. Stretch your arms in front of you and relax. The back of your hands should be on the ground

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The Cobra Pose:

For the cobra pose you must lie down with your arms at your sides. Put your palms flat on the ground and lift your body while trying to keep your thighs flat on the yoga mat. At this position, your upper body should be raised and your shoulders must relax for a while. Your head must be geared up towards the ceiling.

The Tree Pose:

For the tree pose, stand straight and keep your arms by your side. Lift one leg up and rest it on the ankle. Make sure you never rest it on the knee. Raise your arms and let your palms face each other. This pose should be done for about five minutes maximum as this will help you to concentrate and meditate better.

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The Sphinx Pose:

The Sphinx Pose is very similar to the cobra pose. For this, you need to lie on a mat facing down. Then you must lift your chest off the floor and the elbows should rest for support on the floor. At this position, your stomach should be touching the ground and your lower arms should be flat on the ground. Your gaze should also be parallel to the ground.

Kaoshiki Dance:

After the Ananda yoga asanas it is important for you to do the Kaoshiki dance which is best for the body, mind and spirit. It will exercise your limbs, ease menstruation and child birth and remove wrinkles and lethargy. It also gives you a lot of confidence and improves the texture and tone of your skin. The Kaoshiki dance is best for developing your potentials.

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Double Breathing:

Bring your arms straight to the shoulder level and do a double breath. Bend your knees and bring your arms to the front until your palms touch. Again breathe twice, bring your arms back out and straighten your legs. Relax your body with a double exhalation again. Do this for about three to five times.

Body Recharging:

Stand straight and inhale. Tense the body slowly in such a way that it vibrates. Gaze upwards between the eyebrows and feel the energy flowing through your body. Hold the tension and then let it relax. Repeat this exercise for about one to three times. Don’t forget to relax and feel at every step.

Double Breathing Without Tension:

For this you need to relax completely. Bend your elbows and bring it towards the chest. Exhale slowly and then extend your arms in front of you. Close your eyes and say it within your mind “I am free I am free”. Do this six to ten times.

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