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Top 5 yoga postures for better well-being

Top 5 yoga postures for better well-being

Yoga, which originated in India several thousand years ago, has a large following. There are many different forms of yoga, but all of them, according to Samadeva, have the goal of freeing the mind to achieve well-being and balance. We would like to introduce you to the five main postures that lead to well-being.

Yoga to harmoniously unite body and mind

The term yoga comes from the Sanskrit word “YUJ”, which means “to unite” or “to tense”. It actually stands for Haṭha yoga, a form of meditation and spiritual awakening based on breathing (prāṇa) and postures (āsana).

This practice makes it possible to achieve a high level of concentration, but also to harmoniously connect and calm the body and mind.

The right yoga postures for the path to well-being

There is a very wide variety of yoga postures. Here are some of them:

The Mountain (Tadāsana)

This posture helps to improve digestion and breathing. It also increases self-confidence as it trains concentration, coordination, posture and rootedness.

To do this, you need to stand with your feet together, with your arms resting next to your legs. The spine should be well stretched by pulling the shoulders away from the ears and slightly inclining the buttocks towards the floor.

The Tree (Vrikshasana)

This posture trains mental and physical balance as well as concentration and self-confidence. It strengthens the muscles of the arms and legs and stimulates the digestive organs.

Everything begins in Tadâsana with one leg bent, the knee pointing outward and the foot resting in the hollow of the opposite thigh. Then the arms are stretched and raised to the sky and the hands are brought together. The gaze fixes a point straight ahead.

The Corpse (Śavāsana)

This pose provides perfect nerve AND muscle relaxation. One becomes fully aware of one’s breathing here. It is very helpful for sleep quality and stress management.

To do this, lie on your back and look up at the sky. The legs are slightly spread, the arms are at the sides of the body with the palms facing the sky and the tops of the feet facing outward.

The Candle (Sarvāṅgāsana)

In yoga, the candle liquefies the bloodstream and increases blood flow to the brain. As a result, it is better supplied with oxygen. This pose enhances mental abilities, balances the nervous system, stimulates the thyroid gland, and also improves the digestive and intestinal systems.

Here, one is in Śavāsana (the corpse posture) and then must raise the legs vertically, making sure that they remain extended and the feet are together. The hands are placed under the lumbar vertebrae and the buttocks are lifted off the floor.

The Plough (Halasana)

This posture helps with fatigue, tension in the neck and shoulders, spleen and liver dysfunction, and constipation. In fact, it releases the pressure on the vertebrae and nerves of the spine.

Here we are in Śavāsana, with the arms beside the body and the palms glued to the floor. The (folded) legs are raised, the pelvis is lifted off, and you should place them behind the head until the feet touch the floor.