Prana is the energy that moves the universe, or that is the universe. So pranayama literally means "control of prana". The benefits of Pranayama include reduced rate of breathing, increases life, improves blood circulation, healthy heart, improved mental health.
Mountain pose or Tadasana has a very special role in yoga: as the first pose of the routine, it sets the tone for all that follows. Since it is a “neutral pose” between other standing poses, we keep coming back to tadasana over and over.
Downward Facing Dog, or Adho Mukha Svanasana, is one of the most commonly practiced yoga postures around the world. When most people think of ‘yoga,’ this pose comes to their mind. There are several benefits to this pose, the main ones are: opens the Backs of the Legs, elongates the Spine, brings awareness to your breathing, strengthens and opens the chest, and strengthens the arms.
Cobra Pose or Bhujangasana, is great for the whole body. This pose physically influence your frontal and posterior planes from your toes to your chin. It encourages positive changes in your internal organs, and benefits your emotional well-being. Some of the holistic benefits of Cobra Pose you if you practice regularly are: reduced stress and anxiety, ease asthma, improved digestion, strength and flexibility, reduced neck and back Pain, and injury prevention for runners and cyclists.
Yoga sessions end with Shavasana or the Corpse pose. At first you might think this is an easy pose, but to do corpse correctly it takes practice and patience. In the corpse pose or Shavasana, we symbolically "die" to our old ways of thinking and doing. Our normal perceptions about the boundaries of body image dissolve, and we enter a state of blissful neutrality.
Meditation to attain calmness!
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