The ancient practice of yoga, which has its origin in India, holds cure to many disorders of the body. It is part of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list. Yoga is not just make you fit and healthy physically but also makes your mind more active and strong. It improves your immunity, gives you a toned body, flushes out the toxins, improves circulation of blood and has many other health benefits. This low-impact practice stretches and strengthens your body. It is also effective in making your skin healthy and ease wrinkles. There are many yoga poses that will slow down the aging process and make your body look younger. So, here are some of the yoga asanas to turn back that clock.(ALSO READ These 10 photos of Indian yogini Natasha Noel will inspire you to start doing yoga). Also Read - Here's How You Can Keep Your Dog Happy?
1. Warrior pose (Virabhadrasana)
Virabhadrasana will tone your glutes, calves and knees. Stand straight with feet wide apart. Keep your right foot pointing inward and left foot, outward. Bend your left knee and stretch out your arm. Look at your left arm. Hold this position for ten second and come back tot he original position. Now repeat this on the right side. Do this asana five times for each sides. Also Read - Benefits of Drinking Water in Copper Glass or Jug, Why is This Considered a Traditional Method to Fight Diseases
2. Forward bend (Hastapadasana)
Hastapadasana will stretch your body and warm up your muscles and joints. Stand straight with your feet together. Keep your knees slightly bent, arms by your side and your toes, forward. Now, inhale and raise your arms slowly above your head. Exhale and bend forward. Make sure that you are bending from your hips. Let your extended arms touch the ground. Hold this position for 10 seconds and return to the original position. Do this asana five times.(ALSO READ Yoga for glowing skin: 5 yoga poses for glowing, clear, fairer skin). Also Read - New Therapy For Flu May Help Fight COVID-19: Study
3. Tree pose (Vrikshasana)
Vrikshasana strengthens glutes, feet and abs and improves balance. Stand straight with yoru feet together and arms on the side. Bring your hands to the prayer position and place your left foot on the inner side of the right thigh. Now, inhale and raise your arms above your head. Hold this position for 15 seconds and then come back to the original position. Repeat this asana with your other leg.
4. Downward dog position (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
Adho Mukha Svanasana is an important part of the Suryanamaskra and it improves blood circulation, flexibility and strengthens the spine. Stand straight with your feets apart. Now bend forward and keep your hands on the floor. Your body will form an inverted “V”. Keep you core engaged and head hanging. Hold this position for 10 seconds and return tot he original position. Repeat this 5 times.(ALSO READ Yoga in UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage: 7 amazing health benefits of Yoga).
5. Seated twist (Bharadvajasana)
This asana will tone your abs, reduce double chin and improve flexibility. Sit on the ground with your legs crossed. Keep your left hand on your right knee and your right hand behind you on the floor. Now twist your body and look back. Hold this position for 10 seconds and then return to the original position. Repeat this on the other side.