Fast paced lifestyle, work and family responsibilities and the pressure to stay ahead in the game all contribute to a great deal of mental and physical stress. Raised level of stress, in turn, wreaks havoc on your body and can be a cause of many ailments.
Using yoga as a tool for de-stressing is a great option as you do not need much time, space or money to perform the simple yoga postures. Naukasana is one of the postures which help relieve stress.
The name Naukasana comes from the Sanskrit word “nauka” meaning boat and “asana” meaning pose. Naukasana is a great stress reliever and also good for improving balance. Although a bit on the tougher side of the yoga postures, it is achievable with some practice. It is best to practice Naukasana early in the morning, empty stomach.
Avoid practising Naukasana if you have any of the following conditions -
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