We go through a lot of stress on day-to-day basis; specially with the social media rage that the youngsters are facing. We hardly find the time  and energy after running errands in the house and fulfilling professional commitments, to take care of ourselves.

Yoga is that bridge which balances our health with our soul and body. It is a component of Ayurveda, that creates harmony between our body and soul. Apart from general well-being, if you’re suffering from illness, yoga can be a crucial factor in the journey of recovery.

We all must have arrived at a stage where we want to transform our lives for good. Yoga is the perfect option to do so. By adopting a healthy lifestyle, we can benefit immensely. I know you’re a curious bee, that’s why I have summed up few yoga asanas and their benefits. Keep on reading.


Cardiac health is one big concern in recent years. We have seen how fragile our health system is during the covid outbreak. Therefore, taking preventive measures beforehand is a great step to reduce stress. Below are few asanas that improves heart health.

Pavanmuktasana, Bhadrasna and Dradhasna are few techniques that will improve peristaltic movement and improve the circulation of blood to the heart region.

To perform Pavanmuktasana, bend the right knee and bring it up to your chest while exhaling. Rise up by torso and interlocking your fingers, clasp to your shin right below your knee. Stay at this position for few minutes. Inhale and go back to your starting position. Repeat with your left leg.


Sexual health encompasses emotional health, physical health, mental health and social health. Issues related to any of these factors can translate in one way or the other. Be it reproductive system ailments, low libido, sexual dysfunction and many more.

So make sure to take out time for you and your partner. Yoga asanas helps in maintaining your reproductive systems active and adequate release of happy hormones.

The asana :- Viparitkarni. This particular asana is known to improve blood circulation to the pelvic region. It strengthens the core, pelvic and lower abdomen muscles, moreover, it tones the glutes. All of these together improves the sexual health.


Kidneys consists of millions of tiny units that filter the streaming blood from excessive toxins and other waste products. Therefore, kidneys play a crucial organ in our body. Any disturbance in the filtration, collection, excretion of urine can cause the kidneys to become sluggish and in extreme cases, even stop the function of kidney.

Postures such as Dhanurasana serves as a preventive measure as they boost internal organ functioning. Yoga postures combined with breathing techniques is a powerful tool to maintain healthy kidneys.


Twisting our body into yoga’s postures stretches multiple muscle group. In the short term, stretching increases water content in the muscles, tendons and ligaments. Increased water content makes them more elastic. Over time, stretching stimulates stem cells, which differentiate into muscle cells and other cells producing collagen.

Any kind of yogasana is found to reliably increase flexibility by increasing the tolerance of pain.


Yoga’s most widely celebrated benefit is it’s psychological effects. Many claim that yoga treats the symptoms of anxiety disorders and depression. This lack solid evidence. Since these issues originate due to diverse causes, it is difficult to quantify the benefits of yoga on such cases.

However, studies have proven that yoga manages the stress level and puts our mind at ease. It happens so by reducing the loops of anger, agitation and frustration.

Research on yoga is still evolving. In the coming future, we need to conduct extensive group studies including various participants. Diverse participants can provide for broad spectrum studies, which can measure yoga’s impact on cardiac health, cancer, mental health, bone health and so on.

Yoga is one such ancient Ayurvedic practice that only enhances physical health; but also mental health. It is very easy to do yet effective. The plus point of yoga is it has no age restrictions. A child of 5 years to an old man of 80 years can do yoga. Though variations have to be included according to the flexibility of an individual.

Various forms can be inculcated in our workout regime. If you’re concerned about your weight, you can focus more on various yogasanas. Similarly, if you’re all about sound mind and soul, focus more on breathing techniques and meditation.

So, hop in to try something new, if a newbie. You can try breathing exercises at beginning. These helps to declutter your mind from everyday challenges. Prepare your mind by putting it in a safe and healthy space. Do let us know your first time experience trying yoga. I am sure it was a lot of fun. I’d love to read them.

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