Effective Yoga Poses for students
Academic load and other extra-curricular activities make it difficult for students to find time to spend on physical exercise and yoga and there are chances for subsequent health issues. Following are some asanas that will help solve many health issues, especially in girls.
Stand straight keep your legs together keeping the toes apart. Breathe in and stand on your toes. Simultaneously join your hands above your head. Breathe out and come back to your initial position. Repeat this for 10- 15 times. You could do this a bit fast if possible. If you find it tough to stand on your toes, you can stand on your foot. This asana helps in improving the elasticity of the body and to improve the circulation of blood in the body. This removes difficulties in breathing and energizes the person.
Stand straight and keep your legs apart. Intertwine your fingers and place your hand on the head. Breathe in and push your hands up (keeping the fingers intertwined) with the palms facing up. Breathe out and bring your hands down to keep them on your head. Practice this for five times. Make sure that you stand on your toes while pushing your hands up and then come down while breathing out.
This asana helps in improving the flexibility of the spine and related muscles along with improving the blood circulation.
Keep your legs close and lie down facing upwards. Breathe in and stretch your hand to the back of your head and keep them straight. Now come forward and stretch your hands to hold your foot and simultaneously breathe out. Breathe in and come back to the initial position. Repeat this for 10 -15 times.
Stand straight with the legs 1 m apart. Hold the hands horizontal to the floor and make sure that the palms face the floor. Now put your right leg towards the front. Bend the body towards the right and touch the right foot with your right hand. Exhale while you bend down. Make sure that you do not bend your knee. Lift your left hand up and look towards the left hand fingertip. Make sure that the right hand and left hand form a straight line. Take deep breath in this position for 30 to 60 seconds and repeat with alternate legs.
Stand still with legs hip-width apart. Inhale and bend forward and try to touch the knees with the head. Remainin this position for sometime and come back to the normal position.
Stand straight with your legs close together. Now bend your right leg and place the left foot on the right thigh. Breathe in and lift your hands and place the palms together above your head, make sure that your hands do not bend. Breathe out and come back to normal position.
Known as Urdhadhanurasana, Chakrasana starts with Savasana. Lying down in Savasana, bend your knees. Bend the hands to keep the palms on the shoulders. Breathe in slowly and lift your back, stomach and buttocks to form a curved shape.
Sit down and keep the spine straight. Keep the right hand in Vishnumudraand the left hand in Chinmudra. Breathe in through the left nostril, closing the right nostril with the right thumb. Now release the right thumb and breathe in through the right nostril, closing the left nostril with the ring finger of the right hand. Now do this alternatively a few times.
This is the kind of pranayama which is practiced along with making a buzzing sound while breathing in and breathing out. You have to make a powerful buzzing sound wherein the entire throat vibrates. This vibration would spread throughout the body as positive vibrations.
Also known as Shavasana, this yoga practice is extremely beneficial for your peace of mind and concentration. Lie down facing upwards and keep your legs apart. Also keep the hands a bit away from the body, with the palms facing upwards. Breathe normally in this position for 5-10 minutes. Concentrate and then relax all parts of your body one by one. Practice this for some time and you will feel relaxed both in body and mind. Take long breaths while getting up.