Yogasana is one of the best ways to relieve mind and body and this is one of the ancient ways to get in shape according to Indian Ayurvedic and Yogic tradition. There is a number of Yogasana poses that even helps to recover our different health issues and performing 20 minutes of Yoga every day makes our body flexible and our mind active. Hath Yogasana is one of the forms of exercises that is listed under this whole spectrum of Yoga which claims to calm body and mind.
What is Hath Yogasana?
‘Ha’ means the sun and ‘tha’ means Moon which makes the Hath Yoga one of the best ways to balance the sun and moon elements of our body. It helps to bring in the peace of mind to our body after calming your body and spirit. It helps to balance the masculine and feminine consciousness in your body which also brings in Inner peace and ‘Shanti’.
The history of Hath Yoga dates back to 11th century where Saint Kapila discovered some Yoga poses that had no connection with the religious sentiments of the people. This aspect of the Yoga became popular among the common men and so Hath Yoga got famous. It again revived its presence in the 20th century where people are so health conscious and are going back to the basics for having that perfect inner and outer happiness.
- Increases immunity
- Relaxes body and mind
- Keeps you happy
- Strengthens your entire body
- Tones figure
- Prevents from over eating
- Keeps nerves healthy and active
The Poses under Hath Yogasana:
There are a number of poses in Hath Yogasana.
Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)
The name is really apt for the pose as the pose is really quite and serene. It brings balance to your body and gives the peace of mind that we generally hope to derive from Yoga. It tones your hip bones and buttocks. It increases self-confidence and self-esteem other than making you happy.
Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
This is called the ‘Mother of all Asanas’ as it forms the base of any asana. It strengthens your knees, ankles, and thighs and improves posture. It eliminates depression and keeps your body active and help lungs function properly.
Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose)
This pose helps to strengthen and tone your muscle other than regulating blood circulation to your overall body and calms the brain. It also reduces anxiety and depression and levels insomnia and hypertension.
Baddha Konasana (Cobbler Pose)
It is also called as the Butterfly pose as it looks like so when doing. It stimulates your heart, kidneys, bladder, and abdominal organs and improves blood circulation. Also, has an effect on menstrual cycle, relieves menstrual pain and delays menopause.
Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend Pose)
This is a classic stretching pose that concentrates on the back of your body. It relieves stress and even reduces fat in your abdomen. It improves your flexibility other than controlling blood pressure and making the kidneys work properly.
Sethu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)
The pose resembles a bridge and so the name. The benefits are mainly related to your back as it stretches your back and improves digestion. It relieves stress, headache, backache and hypertension. The pose even fights mild depression.
Balasana (Child Pose)
Balasana is the position of the child in fetal mode. It helps to stabilise internal organs, stretch your thighs and ankles after calming your mind and body. It calms down nervous system and relaxes your back muscles.
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