These three poses are more difficult than ones i have mentioned in previous posts. The key benefits of yoga poses are wide and varied. So be careful in attempting these poses. Please refer back to my beginner poses if these three poses appear to be to difficult.
Benefits Of Padangusthasana:
This is one of the basic yoga poses which we learn initially while learning yoga.
All the yoga poses help in improving your flexibility which becomes very useful in our daily life. The pose is also known as head to foot pose. Your desire to regulate your blood pressure can be done by this asana.
The pressure on your head and the stretching of the muscles relaxes your brain, making you work out things more easily and calmly.
The stretching and pulling tones your body and relaxes you by making you feel at ease. The bending helps your abdominal organs as it massages the liver and spleen making it useful to the optimum level.
If done properly this asana would benefit not only body but would teach you to be calm and patient. It has to be done slowly and not in a hurry, if you want to receive its full benefits.
The tiring muscles would be elevated and rejuvenated by this pose. The stretching of the muscles helps your hips, thighs, hamstrings, groin and calves.
When these muscles are stretched they make your body more agile and fit. It helps to strengthen the other muscles which would help in recuperating your tired body.
The less stress you give to your important organs it would work in a better fashion and helping your health. With the improper diet, many of us suffer from gastric and indigestion problems.
As we do not take care of our health and does not even look at the warning signs our body sends to us. This exercise helps in removing the bloating feeling caused by the indigestion and gastric troubles.
It stretches most parts of your body like back, spine and legs which also plays a major role at the time of conception. Your knees are strengthened; the pressure helps in reduction of flat foot.
Some other benefits are in strengthening your prostate gland, reduction in blood pressure, helps in removing your backache, less menstrual discomfort is also provided by this asana.
Benefits Of Pincha Mayurasana:
The meaning of this asana is peacock feather pose. Before displaying the beautiful feathers, the peacock happens to lift its tail upright.
This upright pose before dancing is known as Pincha Mayurasana. This represents the peacock in all its grandeur.
The fierceness that is described in the peacock has to be imbibed in our day to day lives. You can also call it as the elbow stand or the forearm stand pose too.
As the entire weight falls on your shoulders, it has tremendous strength to withhold that balance for a specific period. As the shoulders are not joined together but kept at a distance distributing your weight on both the shoulders.
Similar to Adho Mukha Svanasana and Adho Mukha Vrksasana this pose also tests the inbuilt fear of falling. This fear factor is very common while doing all these kinds of asanas.
It is different to Vrksasana as the arms are not bent and in this asana it is bent giving you the extra support. It may not be an easy asana to do on your own.
You can use the wall as a support. The help of a friend or a teacher around would be worth the effort while doing this asana.
Even though it may look like a simple asana, but doing it can be a different ball game all together. This asana is a stress buster. It helps you tremendously to relax due to the position of the asana.
The tension that would be residing in shoulder area is easily removed. Every muscle happens to do their bit making you more proactive towards your knowledge of mind and body.
As your chest opens helping your ribs, it also helps the shoulders including your upper arms and upper back. As your rib area and stomach area keeps the body straight they get toned too.
Every part of your body is benefited while doing this asana. The legs and buttocks are also strengthened because of the need, to keep your body in a straight line.
This position lets you strengthen your thighs as it has to be kept straight without bending over. Thigh muscles benefit a lot by doing this inverted pose.
In this pose to the blood from the legs rushes down to the head, supplying it with fresh blood, which rejuvenates you as well as refreshes your mind and body to the highest proximity.
Benefits Of Dandayamana Janushirasana:
Dandayamana Janushirasana is also known as Standing Head to Knee Pose.
The core need for this asana is to maintain balance. With the sense of balance you tend to be a determined person from within. Your level of patience is also kept in check by doing this asana. It is a mind and body unison which creates greater impact.
A state of balance is brought in your life. A cool and calm mind is always valuable for a quick decision and Dandayamana Janushirasana lets you do that.
Calmness prevails when nervousness try to take over your mind. It makes you a positive and forthcoming individual. A need to learn and achieve is required to make it an attainable asana.
Degree of agility and flexibility increases by regularly performing the asana. The digestive and reproductive systems are at a full go due to the massaging done during the asana.
It clears many of your stomach and digestion related problems. With a strong reproductive system your sexual life can take a turn, for good. Pancreas function better by steady execution of this asana.
Thus, maintains the sugar levels and brings a breath of fresh air to all diabetic patients. You remember things better as it enhances your memory. Blood circulation improves the functioning of your body.
The flexibility improves the sciatic nerve. Acidity and flatulence problem can be coped very easily by regular and correct execution of the asana. It strengthens your limbs and your hands which are a great support system of your body.
Every muscle of your body gets stretched to its maximum. If you are facing problems with thigh muscles, this asana would provide maximum relief.
It tightens the abdominal muscles resulting in toning of your abdomen. It strengthens your back muscles which gives you a steady posture.
Your biceps and triceps get toned due to the strengthening of the muscles. Due to the toning of the abdominal and thigh muscles your body achieves firmness. The sagging muscle tissue no longer exists.
Massaging of internal organs creates a good exterior which is reflected on your body. A regular performance of this asana would bring lot of improvement in your life.
As you can well see these are not easy poses. By no means impossible for you to achieve. May be you are capable already to do these poses. Kudos to you and your practice. Remember to never go beyond your own limits.
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Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietitian before starting any fitness program or making any changes to your diet