Yoga is not something that is hard to practice as many people say and if you make yoga a habit, there are many benefits that you can get by that. So, we thought of introducing some yoga positions for you that will give wonderful benefits to you!
You can start doing yoga with some simple positions.
Viparita Karani is a great start in yoga.
This posture is also called as Inverted Lake Pose or Legs up the Wall pose. It is very simple and you can easily do it without much effort. It will help to reduce anxiety, pain and also will be good as a tightness relief and a form of relaxation.
There are few variations in this posture and you can learn them depending on your abilities. If you practice them regularly, you will be able to do more complicated postures in the future.
Legs straight up the wall version.
You should lie on the back first with the buttocks against the wall and the legs extended straight up the wall, hip distance apart. The soles should be faced upward and the arms beside the body or folded across the chest.
Legs in a wide ‘V’ version.
Here also, you have to begin with the previous position. But here, you have to spread the legs into a wider V formation to stretch the groin area.
Soles together version.
In this position, you have to turn the knees outward, out the soles of the feet together and press the legs against the wall for an even more intense groin stretch. But always be cautious as to move slowly because this is an intense stretch.
You have to do this only when you are comfortable with other moves and we advise you to stop immediately if you feel any discomfort while doing the exercise.
These are the benefits of Viparti Karani.
1 – Increased blood flow and reduced inflammation.
- Increase the blood flow and circulation through the entire body.
- Reduce the swelling in the legs.
- Fighting inflammation.
2 – Relaxation and lowered stress.
- Boosts blood flow.
- Relieves pain.
- Relaxes the body.
- Stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system to relax and avoid the ‘fight or flight mode’.
- Fights inflammation.
- Tears chronic pain and tension.
- Improves sleep.
3 – Improved hamstring mobility and relieved lower back pain.
- Stretched the hamstring, which causes lower back pain when shortened due to prolonged hours of sitting.
- Elongated them and reduce the pressure on the lower back.
Even though this posture is highly benefited, there is a certain risk of neck and back issues and therefore, avoid the posture if you suffer from those.
It can also cause eye conditions like glaucoma as it is an inversion. So, remember to avoid it during your periods.