The entire subject of yoga in relation to health is about
various postures. For every disease, it can be wildly claimed
that there is a posture prescribed. Ask any yoga
enthusiast/teacher and he will not only vouchsafe for it, he
will promise cure and give you proofs of cures!
And many a times, he is not wrong and his stories are
Many postures in yoga are tricky and difficult at least in the
initial practicing stage. When it is done effortlessly, that
means you are perfect in that posture. And over a period of
time, it is possible. The result of practice of any yoga
posture on the first day is certainly joint pain. Keep up the
practice and be regular. Good results are assured.
Slowly and steadily your body will also increase its capacity
of resistance. Mentally you will become more stronger. Don't be
in a hurry- after all, it is your body and your precious bones
are at stake.
It is well known that yoga postures not only relate to body
fitness, they give path to spirituality as well. It tones up
muscles and many internal glands. You will feel the flow of the
vital energy and the importance of correct breathing! Any yoga
exercise session starts with warm up exercises and poses like
eye exercises and neck exercises, shoulder shifts and shoulder
Every Yoga pose, for example delivers concrete benefits. It is
not possible to give the names of all the postures and related
benefits on this web page but let us examine some asanas and
their benefits, with anatomical focus on their therapeutic
Tree Pose, for example, strengthens thighs, calves, ankles and
spine; stretches the groins and inner thighs, chest and
shoulders; improves sense of balance; relieves sciatica and
reduces flat feet.
A mention may be made about some more important poses.
Cat-Bidalasana, Mountain-Tadasana, and standing poses like
a, Hands to Feet Pose-Pada Hasstana,
Mountain-Tadasana, Standing Stretch-Ardha Chandrasana, sitting
poses like Easy pose-Sukhasana, Lotus-Padmasana and many
Inverted Postures and Balance Poses!
All these postures prove what meticulous care the ancient
masters of yoga took to formulate these poses. Yoga postures
take in to care of every part of the body and its movement in
all possible directions. And every pose is related to the
spiritual aspects as well. All these achievements were possible
only because they had perfect understanding of the body in
relation to the Spirit!
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