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International Yoga Day 2024: Yoga Asanas For Flexibility And Strength

1. Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana): This basic stance strengthens the arms and legs and extends the shoulders, calves, and hamstrings. This asana soothes the brain, stimulates the body, and helps relieve stress and moderate depression. (Image source: Canva)

2. Forward Bend While Seated (Paschimottanasana): This pose improves flexibility in the legs and back while providing a deep stretch for the lower back, hamstrings, and spine. This pose is said to reduce stress, enhance concentration, and foster serenity. (Image source: Canva)

2. Forward Bend While Seated (Paschimottanasana): This pose improves flexibility in the legs and back while providing a deep stretch for the lower back, hamstrings, and spine. This pose is said to reduce stress, enhance concentration, and foster serenity. (Image source: Canva)

3. Adha Konasana, or Bound Angle Pose: This pose improves flexibility in the inner thighs and knees by opening the hips and groin area. The yoga pose gives a sense of grounding and peace while easing weariness and worry.  (Image source: Canva)

3. Adha Konasana, or Bound Angle Pose: This pose improves flexibility in the inner thighs and knees by opening the hips and groin area. The yoga pose gives a sense of grounding and peace while easing weariness and worry.  (Image source: Canva)

4. Plank Pose (Phalakasana): This pose strengthens the core and tones the arms, legs, shoulders, and abdominals. This helps in increasing physical strength, it develops mental toughness and endurance, which lowers stress. (Image source: Canva)

4. Plank Pose (Phalakasana): This pose strengthens the core and tones the arms, legs, shoulders, and abdominals. This helps in increasing physical strength, it develops mental toughness and endurance, which lowers stress. (Image source: Canva)

5. [Virabhadrasana II, Warrior II]: Enhanced stability and balance are achieved by strengthening the shoulders, core, and legs in this potent standing position. This asana promotes resolve and concentration while lowering anxiety and improving mental clarity. (Image source: Canva)

5. [Virabhadrasana II, Warrior II]: Enhanced stability and balance are achieved by strengthening the shoulders, core, and legs in this potent standing position. This asana promotes resolve and concentration while lowering anxiety and improving mental clarity. (Image source: Canva)

6. Chair Pose: Chair pose increases strength and endurance by working the thighs, calves, and back. By encouraging a sense of accomplishment and physical vigor, this difficult pose can help reduce symptoms of depression and increase confidence. (Image source: Canva)

6. Chair Pose: Chair pose increases strength and endurance by working the thighs, calves, and back. By encouraging a sense of accomplishment and physical vigor, this difficult pose can help reduce symptoms of depression and increase confidence. (Image source: Canva)

Inputs By: Mr. Shivam Dixit, Co-Founder of Counsel India (Image source: Canva)

Inputs By: Mr. Shivam Dixit, Co-Founder of Counsel India (Image source: Canva)

Published at : 21 Jun 2024 09:33 PM (IST)