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Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, and one of the foremost practitioners and preachers of the benefits of yoga, shared few tips of different types of ’asanas’ on the occasion of the fifth International Day of Yoga. United Nations commemorates 21 June as the International Day of Yoga, and the Prime Mister Narendra Modi was instrumental in making the day official after he proposed the idea at the United Nations during his speech on December 11, 2014.
Narendra Modi shares his views and ideas on yoga through the social media before the commemoration of the International Day of Yoga. His message on Twitter: “On 21st June, we will mark #YogaDay2019. I urge you all to make Yoga an integral part of your life and also inspire others to do the same. The benefits of Yoga are tremendous.”
The benefits of asanas on the human mind and body are tremendous and many. The following are the 7 asanas on which the Prime Minister shared his knowledge:
Trikonasana: Triangle Posture
Trikonasana strengthens the back muscles and makes thighs, shoulder, chest, spine flexible and strong. But those with neck or back problems, slip disc or sciatica should avoid it. Trikonasana helps to fight against mental stress and also reduces the stress.
Vrikshasana: Tree posture
Vrikshasana posture for yoga practitioners helps to improve body balance and strengthens legs, thighs, spine, shoulders, arms and concentration. But those with high blood pressure, vertigo or migraine should avoid it.
Shashankasana: Hare Posture
Shashankasana or Hare posture is beneficial for people suffering from stress or anger issues, and gives relief from constipation. The pose helps to have good digestion, remedies the back pain. But people with high blood pressure should be cautious.
Shalabhasana: Locust posture
Shalabhasana or Locust Posture helps to get rid out the lower lower back of pain and reduces to bring down thigh fat. The posture shapes muscles and invigorates the stomach. But pregnant women and those with peptic ulcer, hernia, hypertension, and heart disease should avoid this posture.
Surya Namaskar: Sun Salutation
Surya Namaskar or Salutation to Sun is the iconic posture among all the asanas. It boosts lung capacity, helps manage diabetes, regulates secretion from endocrine glands, and helps to build the muscles. But those with hypertension, hernia, peptic ulcer, sciatica, cervical spondylitis and acute arthritis should not perform the pose.
Bhujangasana: Cobra Pose
Bhujangasana or the Cobra Posture helps to reduce the stomach fat, relieves of back pain and constipation, and boosts or bolsters the respiratory system. But hernia and ulcer patients and pregnant women should abstain from this asana.
Pawanmuktasana: The Wind Releasing Posture
Pawanmuktasana or the Wind Releasing Posture eases the bloating sensation, and gives relief from flatulence. It improves digestion, fortifies back muscles and eliminates constipation. But those suffering from backache, stomach injury, hernia, and sciatica are advised to avoid the asana.