Asanas are a very important part of Ashtanga Yoga. There are many asanas which strengthen and relax the body and removes the ailments.
Descriptions of few asanas are highlighted below. Anyone coming across the particular problem, the desired asanas can be practiced in order to remove the ailment.
Asanas for Anxiety
All the below mentioned Asanas keep our mind cool and Calm, Hence reduces Anxiety.
This asana gently lengthens and strengthens the tight hamstrings.
Also called butterfly Asana, it is an important yoga pose for the sedentary work style people. It will make the hips flexible and open. Sometimes sitting with your legs crossed is much harder now.
It is an intense back bending posture and is working on the spine. It actually stretches the entire front body. It opens the chest, shoulders, and brings length to the thighs.
This Asana Opens the shoulders and chest; strengthens the back, hand, thighs and leg muscles, increases the flexibility of the spine; Keeps mind calm and cool.
This Asana opens the chest region and stretches the entire front body in Camel Pose to improve posture and lift one’s mood.
This Asana provides a gentle massage to the spine and belly organs.
Also called as Nadi Shodhan. This Pranayama has a very powerful breathing technique to remove all kinds of anxiety. It helps to clear the blocked energy channels. Thus it calms the body and mind.
This Asana with regular practice will help you to reduce stress, anxiety and relaxes the brain. Also, it is good for knees and ankles to stretch it. Make one strong and elongates the spine.
This Asana stretches the spine and shoulders, calms the mind. Improves flexibility, especially in the spine. Relieves symptoms of chronic stress, tension, and insomnia. Strengthens and stretches the arms, hips, and upper back.
This Asana will allow the energy to be evenly distributed in the 3 sections of the body, which form the 3 angles of the asana- arms, legs & trunk. It builds focus and will give power and stimulates the mind and relieves stress.
This Asana is useful for patients suffering from breathing problems. The neck becomes shapely. Indigestion, constipation, gastric complications are also cured. A person will float when lying down in this posture.
This Asana benefits in chronic hernia and enlarged scrotum. Stiffness in the body goes and become flexible. Fat is removed. Gastric problem cured. Good for removing skin diseases also.
Viparita Karani Asana
This Asana relieves tired or cramped legs and feet. It gently stretches the back legs, front torso and the back of the neck. It also keeps the mind cool.
Parivrtta Janu Sirsa Asana
This Asana stretches the spine, shoulders and hands. It stimulates abdominal organs such as the liver and kidneys. Improves digestion
This meditation is particularly good for women and is essential at times of worry. Keeps away from anxiety and keeps mind cool