Amidst the pandemic-induced isolation, many of us have been trying to cement a home workout routine. And the internet hasn’t been as useful as there’s an overload of information. It can be quite overwhelming indeed. But one effective option that you can rely on is yoga. You don’t need any equipment and the chances of injury are less. And no one knows this better than actor Esha Gupta, who has been practising yoga for her emotional, mental and physical well being. She has been putting up various images of her doing complicated yoga poses with ease. Recently, she shared an image and captioned it: “Does anyone else feel they lose their pose balance if emotionally not in the right place? “Yog” is a prevedic Indian practise which is a combination of physical mental n spiritual self. Hence personally m not a fan of the western version of yoga where it’s taken as a mere exercise, but the fact that it’s origin meant more about aligning our whole inner self…These 5 months have been an emotional roller coaster for me, for all of us, but I always pick myself up, and yoga has been my reason for that. Be loyal and consistent, everyday try and be a better version of yourself. Don’t think you are in a rat race. We all have our different paths, find yours with self love and positivity.” So if you too want to bring your fitness and mental well being on track then these poses, we have picked from workout routine. Read on and get started on your fitness journey.
Sukhasana is a simple pose and apt for beginners and those who have a stiff body. Sit straight with your legs crossed. This posture strengthens the back and reduces anxiety and calms your mind. This is just what you need when you are bogged down with long hours in front of the computer.
Uttanasana or the standing forward bend pose is great for relieving tension from the spine, neck and back. It also stretches your hips, hamstrings, and calves. It relaxes the mind, activates abdominal muscles, improves digestion and also helps those suffering from headaches, insomnia and asthama.
Gomukhasana is an intermediate level seated posture. It's good for your hips, thighs, knees, shoulders, arms and chest. It strengthens the spine, hip joints and abdominal muscles. It also helps tone flabby arms and shoulders.
Malasana or the garland pose is a variation of a squat. This pose engages your core, stretches your thighs, hips, ankles and torso in the process. This pose also improves your balance.
Hanumanasana is not an easy pose and can be achieved only with regular practice. This improves your flexibility, works on your thighs and hamstrings and helps stimulate the abdominal organs.
Karnapidasana or the ear pressure pose is effective in working on the thyroid glands. It expands the lungs and improves breathing. The pose also strengthens and stretches your back bone, shoulders and spine. Regular practise of this pose will rid you of stress, anxiety, fatigue and sleeping disorders.
Samakonasana or the straight angle pose is again a difficult one and can be achieved only with regular practice. This asana improves blood flow to the lower body. The inner thigh muscles get toned and it also drives away any pain in the spine or hip joints.