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Try Adhomukha Swanasana for immense benefits

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Ever heard of Adhomukha Swanasana? If not, here it is!

English Name: Downward Facing Dog Stretch

Meaning: Adho means downward, mukha means face and swana means dog. A dog bends forward in the same posture, that’s why the name is Adhomukha Swanasana.

Caution:

  1. People suffering from spondylitis or neck pain should avoid this Asana.
  2. Pregnant ladies should avoid this Asana.

Benefits:

  1. Reduces stress and depression
  2. Improves the digestive system.
  3. Beneficial for people who are suffering from Sciatica and Sinusitis.
  4. Beneficial for women who suffer from menopause.
  5. This Asana also strengthens the ankles

Procedure:

  1. Lie on your stomach
  2. Both the legs should be close to each other.
  3. Take a deep inhale and during exhalation come to the position as shown in the diagram
  4. Both your palms and feet should be flat on the ground and they should be stretched completely.
  5. Do not bend your hands or legs.
  6. Kindly do not raise your feet.
  7. Take your head inside and hold in the posture for 1 min.
  8. Concentrate on your breathing and maintain a gentle smile on your face.
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What happens if you do surya namaskar everyday?

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What happens if you do surya namaskar everyday?

Surya namaskar:

Surya namaskar is the sanskrit name for a specific sequence of twelve yoga asana,otherwise known as a sun salutation.It is one of the most widely known yoga practices,incorporated into several different traditions such as:

  1. Hatha yoga
  2. Vinyasa yoga
  3. Ashtanga yoga

If you perform surya namaskar daily:

  1. Helps with weight loss
  2. Strengthens muscles and joints
  3. Improved complexion
  4. Ensures a better functioning of digestive system
  5. Helps to combat insomnia
  6. Ensures regular menstrual cycle
  7. Useful in treatment of frozen shoulders
  8. Brings down blood sugar levels
  9. Spinal cord and abdominal muscles are stretched
  10. Strengthens your back
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Know the importance of Yoga

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Know the importance of Yoga

Yoga:

The term yoga in the western world refers to the modern form of Hatha yoga and poster based physical fitness, stress relief and relaxation technique. It consists of number of Asanas. Yoga was first mentioned in the Rigveda. Many experts agree that yoga works in different ways to bring about a healthy weight.

Yoga recharges the body with cosmic energy and facilitates:

  1. It promotes self-healing
  2. It increases the self-awareness
  3. It helps to increase focus, concentration and attention in children
  4. It enhances personal power
  5. It helps in attainment of perfect equilibrium and harmony
  6. It helps to remove negative blocks from the mind
  7. It helps to reduce stress and physical body by activating the parasympathetic nervous system
  8. It helps to remove toxins from body
  9. It helps to lose weight
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Yoga is the secret weapon of ageing gracefully

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Yoga is the secret weapon of ageing gracefully

Yoga is a holistic way of living. Just like its helps exercise the muscles of the hands, legs, and abdomen. Yoga also helps tone the facial muscles. Called facial yoga, it helps improve blood circulation in the face which targets “problem areas” while contributing to anti ageing.

Face yoga targets all problem areas that come with ageing, from crow’s feet to smile lines. Face yoga may look strange, but it is truly an anti-ageing miracle!.

Here’s the list of  some easy facial yoga exercises that one can incorporate into their daily routine.

Forehead: This exercise may help with horizontal wrinkles on the forehead (frown lines)

How to do it?

*Place your fingertips just above the eyebrows

*Try to raise your eyebrows as high as possible while pressing gently downward with your fingertips to block the movement.

*Hold the position for six seconds.

*Repeat 5-10 times.

Upper lip: This exercise may help with vertical wrinkles above the upper lip (i.e lip lines or lipstick lines)

How to do it?

*Place your thumbs, tucked up and close together under your upper lip.

*Push your lip forward with your thumbs while trying to push against your thumbs with your upper lip. Hold this position for six seconds.

*Repeat 5-10 times.

Jawline: This exercise may help with a sagging jawline and double chin.

How to do it?

*Place your elbow on a table with your fist under your chin.

*Press upward with your fist while trying to open your jaw.

*Hold this position for six seconds.

*Repeat 5-10 times.

Midface: This exercise may help with nasolabial folds (the lines that run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth – also called laugh or smile lines).

How to do it?

*Open your mouth and purse your lips slightly.

*Try to protrude your lips while pulling the corners of your mouth outward with your index fingers.

*Hold this position for six seconds.

*Repeat 5-10 times.

Lips: This exercise will help your lips look fuller.

How to do it?

*Bring your lower lip forward to touch your upper lip.

*Then turn both lips inward and press them together, like you are trying to hold something with your lips.

*Hold this position for six seconds.

*Repeat 5-10 times.

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