3 Yoga Asanas To Calm Your Mind by Grandmaster Akshar

Tips for ParentBy Onlymyhealth Editorial Team / Jun 03, 2021

One of the main aspects of healthy living is mental health. We often give more importance to physical well-being giving mental wellness a backseat. Stress thus takes over taking away our mental soundness. During these pandemic times when we are locked inside our homes and some people are in fact, living away from their loved ones, mental health problems are seen on the rise. Thus, we all need to practice ways to increase mindfulness. Yoga being one of the holistic approaches to overall health can help in calming the mind. In this video Yoga expert Grandmaster Akshar is telling three yoga asanas for mental health.

Thunderbolt Pose or Vajrasana

  • Fold both the legs
  • Sit on your calf muscles
  • Keep your back straight
  • Keep your hands on your knees
  • Inhale and exhale slowly
  • Stay in the position for 30 seconds.
  • Do 5 repetitions.

Lotus Pose or Padmasana

  • Sit straight with your legs stretched
  • Bend the right knee and place it on the left thigh
  • Repeat the same with the left knee
  • Push the knees slowly on the floor.
  • Continue with gentle and long breaths in and out
  • Inhale and exhale slowly.
  • Remain in the position for 30 seconds.
  • Do 5 repetitions.

Standing Split Pose or Padauttanasana

  • Lie flat on the back
  • Slowly raise your legs towards the ceiling
  • Maintain a 90-degree angle between upper body and legs
  • You can take support of a wall
  • Continue breathing slowly
  • Bring your legs down.
  • Remain in the position for 30 seconds.
  • Do 5 repetitions.

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