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TOP 10 most popular yoga poses to improve your health


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In recent years, yoga has become a highly popular tool for dealing with absolutely everything.

Yes, yoga is the answer to everything. It helps people both physically and mentally to sort out all the inconsistencies and to be happier, calmer, and more balanced in life, which is a significant benefit to those around us as well. 

Yoga poses can be highly subjective as people have different preferences and needs based on their experiences and physical abilities.

 

After a little research, I want to give you a list of 10 popular and widely practiced yoga poses that people generally like...

1. The position of the mountain (Tadasana)

 

This is a basic yoga posture that focuses on proper alignment, balance, and breathing. 

It is an upright posture that stimulates the root chakra and evokes a sense of grounding, security, and safety. It is a mutual connection with the earth 's force.

 

2. Downward Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

Very popular and more commonly practiced on a regular basis, this stretches the entire body and helps build strength and flexibility. This position helps to stimulate the Sacral Chakra and Solar Plexus, where our emotional balance and personal power are stored.

 

3. Child's Pose (Balasana)

An essential pose not only for dynamic set-ups in yoga practice but also for gentle back stretches and to help with relaxation and stress relief. This calming pose helps to increase the function of the Third Eye Chakra, which is a strengthening of our intuition, wisdom, and general perception.

 

4. Warrior II (Virabhadrasana)

Requires leg strength and helps to open the chest and to properly align the hips. Remaining in this position shows your determination, wisdom, and courage. It stimulates the heart chakra, which houses self-love, thus promoting empathy and helping to strengthen our interpersonal relationships.

 

5. Tree Pose (Vrikshasana)

Ranks as a balancing posture and requires centering control and a calm center. At the same time, we need to open and relax the hip area. It is common that many times you fail to stand firmly on one point and tend to fall while standing on one leg, which is perfectly natural. This position helps you to maintain stability in life and connection to higher energy, therefore it is associated with the highest crown chakra which strengthens your spiritual side of being, karma, and pure consciousness.

 

6. Cobra position (Bhujangasana)

A gentle bend on the mat on the abdomen stretches the front of the body, strengthening the back while promoting flexibility in the spine. A low or high cobra, similar to the Dog Head Down pose, is often practiced. This position stimulates mainly the heart chakra, but can also contribute to the good function of the throat chakra, where communication and overall self-expression are anchored.

 

7. Bridge Position (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

One of the most advanced postures in yoga practice ever, as it involves the whole body. A bending pose that focuses on the chest, neck, spine while strengthening the arms, buttocks and legs in particular. It requires a gradual opening and release from a low bridge to a high bridge which is a matter of time before you get there and feel uplifted, so you need to be patient and not deliberately push through the pain at all costs.

This position is predominantly dominated by the root chakra, which is where our will, existential needs, safety and security are found.

 

8. Triangle pose (Trikonasana) 

An inverted position that enriches flexibility and balance and also focuses on stretching the sides of the body. In this pose, it is important to have a straight back, a properly open chest, and active arms. A significant stretch also involves the limbs, especially the internal muscles, and relaxes the hip area. In this posture, the lower abdominal area is also vigorously circulated, therefore the sacral or sacral chakra, where our sexuality and creative energy are located, is predominantly stimulated.

 

9. The plank pose (Phalakasana)

It 's very remarkable that this position is one of the popular ones because in my experience not everyone welcomes it, but once you can fully get into it, you can feel the uplifting energy forming at the very core and spreading the power throughout the body. The arms, shoulders, and legs are involved. There is definitely a need to engage in more expressive breathing, which makes the whole effort easier. Of course, there are 2 possible variations, a classic plank in the middle and a side plank that can be modified a bit to a more difficult level. This position activates our Kola plexus chakra, which is located under the rib cage. It points to our fears and influences opinions, assertiveness, and purposefulness.

 

10. The corpse pose (Savasana)

After a hearty yoga practice, everyone deserves to relax the whole body on the mat, where they allow all the energies to reverberate and spill evenly throughout the body space so that all the sensations settle down and the mind comes to peace and harmony. Therefore, it is very important not to skip the final relaxation, so that the practice resonates with us fully and gives us the effect of equanimity and calms the breathing.

 

Remember that yoga is about listening to and respecting your body, so it's essential to choose poses that work for your own level of flexibility and strength. 

If you 're new to yoga, it's a good idea to start with the basics and progress slowly as you become more fully present and experienced in your practice. In addition, it 's always a good idea to start in a group class or watch a video with instruction from a certified instructor to guide you through each step.

 

Always choose the poses that you feel most comfortable in and that gives you a sense of ease and commitment to your mind.


Interested in details of other positions? Do you need help with performing yoga poses or specifically my list of TOP 10?

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Linda Culba

Prague

Yoga teacher and esoteric enthusiast who discovers new opportunities to improve his life through spirituality!...

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