Given the kind of unhealthy lives, we lead today, hitting the gym or maintaining any regular form of the physical regime has become only essential. Add to that the stress of our regular 9 to 5 desk jobs, which only causes more harm. While most of cannot go to the gyms, for lack of money or time, what we can do is turn to the ancient discipline of yoga.
So, on International Yoga Day, let us pledge to brush off our lethargy.
Here are a few yoga poses you could try even without getting off from your bed.
Mill Churning Pose:
Mill Churning Pose or Chakki Chalanasana mimics the movements of a hand-grinder, whereby you have to rotate your hands clockwise and anti-clockwise while keeping your legs wide apart.
Benefits: Helps reduce belly fat; tones the back, abs and arm muscles.
Boat Pose or Paripurna Navasana involves balancing your body on the tripod of your sitting bones and tailbone while engaging the core. You should also exhale and inhale at regular intervals while doing the posture.
Benefits: Strengthens your core and lower back; tones leg and arm muscles
Also called Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, the Bridge Pose is formed by lifting your lower back, as higher as you can, while lying down. You should exhale out while doing so.
Benefits: Helps strengthen the core-glutes, lower back and abs; stretches spine and back of the neck
Lotus Pose or Padmasana is a cross-legged sitting posture. Straighten your back and allow your hands to rest on your thighs to complete the posture.
Benefits: Helps reduce stress in glutes and lower abdomen.