You know how beneficial Yoga is and what wonders it would do to you, if practiced regularly, but you also know that you’re too lazy to stick to a spirited yoga routine. Well, you’ve got nothing to worry about, we’ve got your lazy a** covered! Here are 5 easy-peasy yoga poses for you to follow and feel as relaxed as you can be:
1. Easy Pose or Sukhasana
Let’s start by the easiest yoga pose and it’s called the ‘Easy Pose’. This pose helps you eliminate anxiety, lengthen your spine and also relieves any physical and mental tiredness. Start by sitting cross legged with a straight spine. Focus on your breath and stay in this pose for 5 to 8 minutes.
2. Child Pose or Balasana
Like the name suggests, this pose is as simple as a child’s play! And, it’s also one of the most relaxing poses for you. It not only calms your mind but also infuses energy into your body! If you suffer from any shoulder, hip or lower back issues, then this pose will be your best bet to get rid of all such pains! Start by sitting with your hips resting on your heels, inhale while you do this and exhale while slowly bending forward to rest your torso on the thighs and forehead on the mat. Stretch your arms forward and place them down with your palms facing down. Hold this pose for 30 seconds, come back to the starting position and do it again. Repeat this 3 to 4 times.
3. Standing Forward Bend or Uttanasana
This pose will instantly make you feel better as it improves blood supply in your entire body. As a result, you feel less stressed and anxious. If you are suffering from indigestion or headaches, give this pose a try and see what it does to you. Start by standing with your feet together and arms resting on the side. Now raise your arms up while inhaling and then slowly bend your torso forward while exhaling. Try to touch your knees with your forehead and the floor with your palms. Hold this position for 30 seconds and come back to the starting position. Repeat this 8 to 10 times.
4. Legs on the wall pose or Viparita Karani
For days when your legs or feet hurt, this pose will do wonders! Since it’s an inversion, it drains the lymphatic fluids which helps in improving blood circulation. This quickly reduces the swelling in your feet and ankle. Start by lying down on your mat with your hips close to the wall and legs up, towards the ceiling. Stay in this pose from 5 to 8 minutes.
5. Corpse Pose or Savasana
No yoga session is complete without this pose and we bet it will be your favourite one! This pose is the most calming and relaxing of all poses, it helps your body and mind travel to a state of deep relaxation. It promotes sleep, helps in lowering blood pressure and also calms your nervous system. Start by lying on your yoga mat. Keep your feet apart, arms on the side of your body and palms open facing the ceiling. Keep your eyes closed and focus on your breath while relaxing your entire body. Stay in this posture for 10 to 15 minutes.
So with poses this easy, aren’t you motivated to experience the wonders of Yoga? Go ahead and give yourself some much needed relaxation!