By TNT Bureau
Dec 12, 2017: Holidays are wonderful, but tiring as well. You can face several health challenges while on the road. Here are five basic yoga postures that you can do anytime and anywhere, while on the road.
These poses will not take too much of your time, yet will help you to relieve tension and promote better blood circulation. During travel, you can be stressed out for several reasons like flight delays, changing time zones, etc., but these yoga postures can keep you calm.
Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose)
The backbend posture of half moon pose stretches and realigns your spine. The pose helps to release tension in the lower back.
The moon is symbolic in yoga mythology. Hatha, as in hatha yoga, is sometimes taken to mean sun and moon from the syllables “ha” and “tha” representing solar and lunar energies.Yoga means “yoke”, so hatha yoga is a binding or yoking together of solar and lunar energies. Chandra is also the golden moon god known as Soma. Soma is the elixir of immortality drunk by the gods. It also increases durability and stability of the body.
- Expands your chest and shoulders.
- Increases mobility of your hip joints.
- Increases neck mobility.
- Lengthens your spinal muscles.
- Strengthens and tones muscles of your thighs and calves.
- Stretches your hamstrings and groin muscles.
- Increases proprioception (the sense of position in space) of the feet and ankles.
- Traditionally thought to improve digestion and menstruation, relieve stress and aid in healing diseases of your legs.
Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide-Legged Standing Forward Bend)
The yoga asana strengthens the legs, stretches the spine and tones the abs. Prasarita Padottanasana can relieve mild back pain and fight fatigue and tension, common after a long flight.
Standing Wide-Legged Forward Bend Pose has several benefits:
- Stretches the groins, hamstrings and hips
- Calms the mind
- Decompresses the spine
- Relieves fatigue, mild depression and anxiety
Ardha Parsvottanasana left and right
This yoga pose stretches the whole body from the spine and shoulders to the hips and hamstrings. It increases circulation in the abdominal area and improves digestion.
The pose is highly effective in stimulating abdominal organs and strengthening ankles and knees. Apart from this, Pyramid pose has been found helpful in improving digestion and flat feet. Its a great pose for dancers and athletes, as it improves sense of balance and postures.
Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend)
This pose is usually practiced as a ?resting? pose but it is good for strengthening the thighs and knees. It relaxes the whole body, reduces anxiety and fatigue, and improves digestion.
- Stretches your hips, hamstrings, and calves.
- Strengthens your thighs and knees.
- Massages your internal organs and helps improves digestion and cleanses mucous from the lungs.
- Relaxes you central nervous system and helps calm your mind
- Helps relieve stress
- Helps reduces headaches, fatigue, insomnia.
- Helps relieve symptoms of menopause and is therapeutic for osteoporosis.
Katichakrasana (Left/Right Waist Rotation)
The yoga asana gently twists the spine, and relieves stiffness in the neck and shoulders.
Katichakrasana yoga pose rejuvenates the pancreas cells, which causes formation of insulin in huge quantity and thereby keeps the diabetes away. You should practice this yoga regularly for getting more benefits.
- Improves flexibility and strength of spine and waist
- Removes shoulders and neck stiffness
- Heal gas, constipation, indigestion and intestine problems
- Beneficial in neck disorder and balances the thyroid gland
- Helps the people suffering from Asthma
- Prevents and treat cervical disorder
- Reduces fat around waist
- Makes the nervous system and endocrine glands strong
Five yoga poses to make your travel comfortable
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