Yoga is the easiest and best way to give your body a detox. It helps keep the mind sharp and the body agile. It is also a great way of beating stress and keeping the extra pounds away. A good yoga practitioner should be aware of how each pose affects his or her body, and how it must be done. Here we discuss the five most popular asanas which are designed to keep the body youthful and agile.
This particular pose, also known as the half frog pose in Sanskrit, is helpful if you suffer from lower back or knee injuries. First, lie on your belly and force your upper body up by pressing your arms on the floor. Once you have done this, stretch backwards a little, pull one leg towards your buttocks and lock the pose by holding that leg with your hand, while your other hand is still holding your body up in the right position.
If you want to be really agile, this one, though slightly difficult, is for you. To get into the pose, split your legs until they are far apart in straight lines. Then lift both hands up to form the Namaste pose above your head.
While lying straight on your back and breathing normally, slowly and cautiously pull up the lower part of your body until your neck, shoulder and arms are supporting the entire weight of your body, all the while keeping your hands on your mid-back to provide support. This pose works on the entire body and is very helpful.
In this asana, you need to lie on your belly, pull back your legs and hold them tightly with your hands. To maintain the pose, you have to pull your body backwards too. This is the asana that will change your life.
For this particular asana, you must place your arms and legs on the ground, supporting your body, while your abdomen face upwards in an arched position.
You must try these yoga postures at least four days a week to strengthen your core and stay agile.