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5 Essential Yoga Poses for Health and Wellness


General Knowledge  •  22 Jun, 2023  •  2,736 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Shivani Chourasia


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Yoga, the ancient physical, mental, and spiritual practice, has been an integral part of India's rich cultural heritage for thousands of years. It has grown to become a global phenomenon, thanks to its numerous health benefits, both physical and mental. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an ardent yoga practitioner, has played a significant role in promoting yoga globally. He proposed the idea of International Yoga Day to the United Nations in 2014, which was unanimously accepted, marking June 21 as the day to celebrate yoga worldwide. On this occasion, let's explore five essential yoga asanas that everyone should know.

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Tadasana (Mountain Pose)

Tadasana Yoga (Mountain Pose): Benefits and Steps to Do It
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Tadasana, also known as Mountain Pose, is the base for all standing asanas. It is a great starting point for beginners as it helps in improving posture, strengthening thighs, knees, and ankles, and relieving back pain.

Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog)

Benefits of Adho Mukha Svanasana: 7 Health Benefits of Practicing Downward  Facing Dog Pose Every Day | India.com
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Adho Mukha Svanasana, or Downward-Facing Dog, is a pose that rejuvenates the entire body. It increases blood flow to the brain, strengthens arms and legs, and improves digestion. Moreover, it provides a gentle stretch to the back muscles and hamstrings.

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Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)
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Bhujangasana, or Cobra Pose, is an excellent asana for strengthening the spine. It also helps to open up the chest and shoulders, promotes flexibility, and reduces fatigue and stress.

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