Yoga poses for the mind and body

Yoga is not only good for the body posture or muscles but also for the mental health. A few easy poses can help you improve your mental and physical health. These poses not only help maintain stability, good posture but also reduce stress and enhance mind stability and concentration. Here are some of the poses for your mind and body:

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Easy Pose

This is a simple and refreshing pose in yoga. In this pose, you need to sit with a straight back in a crisscross arrangement and keep the hands on the knees. You can combine easy pose with many breathing exercises that include cleansing breath, nostril breathing in an alternate manner and breath retentions. One can also opt for meditation using the easy pose by focusing on the breath.

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Mountain Pose

In this pose, you have to stand straight with shoulders bent down and back. Bring the hands in a prayer arrangement. This is an easy pose and a foundation for many advance poses. This improves the posture, balance and enhances concentration of the mind.

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Tree Stand

To attain this posture, you need to first take the pose of the mountain pose and then lift the right leg up grabbing the knee. Slowly place the right food inside the left thigh and then arrange the hands in a prayer position. Slowly finish the pose by raising your hands above. Slowly get back to the normal position and repeat on the other side. It increases the stability of the body and mind.

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Downward Dog

This pose needs your to first curl the toes and straighten the legs. Slowly move the shoulders together and push down on the floor with your hands moving downwards. You should keep your back straight. This pose strengthens the muscles of the legs and spines. They also increase the strength of the arms.

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Warrior II

In this pose, one has to take the initial mountain pose. Then hop with moving the feet apart at a distance. The distance between the two feet should be approximately 4 feet. Then bring the right foot facing the opposite wall and the left foot inwards slightly. Slowly bring the right knee and move the arms parallel to the floor. Gaze at the right hand. Settle in this position and repeat on the next side. This pose strengthens the legs and reduces stress, while improving the concentration.

Summary:

Yoga poses not only strengthens the body but also improves your consternation, if practiced on a regular basic.

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