Benefits Of Yoga Poses By Anatomical Focus

Yoga poses by anatomical focus are such that they have several multiple benefits. Here, we share some of the benefits of these yoga poses. Before we share the benefits of yogasanas, let us understand some basic thumb rules, which are important and mandatory while practicing yoga.

Points To Remember

Seat - Perform your practices on a yoga mat or a carpet covered with a clean piece of cloth.

Clothing - Ensure that the clothing is clean, minimum, loose, and light.

Food - Begin your yogic practices with a light stomach, preferably empty stomach. Later you can have moderate food after half an hour. Do not eat immediately after practicing yoga poses and workouts.

Time - The best time for yoga would be in the morning; pre-dawn is the ideal time.

Bath - It is desirable to have a bath before practicing yoga.

Sessions - Keep your sessions limited; do not practice it to the point of fatigue. If you feel tired, stop, and practice shavasana and be fresh again before you re-start.

Benefits Of Yoga Poses By Anatomical Focus

The bow pose (Dhanurasana) - As the name suggests, this pose looks like a bow. The body from head to knees gets a backward bend like a bow. To get this posture right, lie down on the chest. Keep the hands by the side of the body with palms facing upwards. Keep the face on one side and the legs a little apart. Keep the forehead on the floor and fold the legs at the knees so that the heels come toward the buttocks. Raising the head, rest the chin on the floor. Hold the ankles joints with hands in such a way that four fingers are on the outside and the thumbs on the inside. Do not clutch the ankles tightly but keep a firm, tight grip. Breathe normally throughout this pose. Do not use force and jerky movements for attaining the final stage.

With regular practice of this intermediate yoga pose, the spinal column becomes flexible. The problem of 'round back' is cured. The vertebral muscles become flexible and strong. Blood circulation is improved and the nerves in the region are activated. Problems of the waist and neck because of improper blood circulation and disuse atrophy are overcome with the practice of this asana. It also improves respiration. It also treats constipation, gas trouble and indigestion. Since the entire body weight rests on the stomach, the muscles there are stretched, the blood circulation is improved, and consequently the digestive and excretory system improves.

Apart from this posture, few other yogic asanas are beneficial and focus on the anatomical areas like, Camel pose, Chair pose, Cow pose, Fish pose, Cobra pose, Crane pose, Fire log pose, Eight angle pose and Extended side angle pose. Whichever, asana you intend to learn, it is essential to practice all yoga postures step by step.

Yoga poses and workouts can be further followed up with Pranayam. The body, which has been well prepared by asana can be further purified by practicing pranayamas. It purifies both, body, and nerves and eliminates all diseases. Though pranayama is not directly linked to yoga poses by anatomical focus, they cannot be separated. They co-exist and are not independent of each other.