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Yoga for All Rogas: You Only Need These 7 Asanas to Fight All Major Lifestyle Disorders


So you had way too many tequila shots last night and now that awful hangover is making your life miserable? Before you reach out for ‘hair of the dog’ or a pill bottle, roll your yoga mat and get some oxygen and blood flowing to your brain. Not just anxiety, yoga can be a troubleshooter for almost all lifestyle and occupational disorders that we suffer from. Yoga not only increases flexibility and strength, but also ensures overall wellbeing by correcting breathing, balancing doshas, and making your mind and body in sync with each other.

Here are seven yoga asanas or poses that can help you deal with the most common lifestyle disorders:

Yoga Asanas for Major Lifestyle Disorder

  1. Corpse Pose (Savasana) For Headache


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Though experts recommend this as the last step of most yoga practices, this easy asana can be a quick fix in curing headaches. By relaxing your nerves and calming your mind, the corpse pose can reduce headaches and soothe tensed areas.

  • Lie down on your back with legs straight and arms on your sides.
  • Concentrate on your breathing and slowly release every muscle, starting from the toe and reaching your head.
  • Your eyes should be closed and face relaxed.
  • Try to be aware of how your chest is expanding and contracting as you inhale and exhale.

Also Read: Yoga For Healthy Heart

  1. Child’s Pose (Balasana) For Stress and Anxiety


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This is the fundamental resting pose in yoga and works wonders for stress and anxiety. By gently compressing your abdomen, this pose improves circulation and removes metabolic waste from your body and calms your mind.

  • Kneel on the floor and rest your hips on your heels.
  • Your torso should be touching your thighs and head should be on the floor.
  • Stretch your hands out in the front.
  • Keep your eyes closed as you slowly adjust your body to this pose.
  • Hold this position for three minutes.
  1. Cat-Cow Pose (Marjarasana & Bitilasana) for Lower Back Pain


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Give your back a nice stretch with this pose after a long day of sitting in front of the computer. It relieves tension from the lower back and brings your spine back to the neutral position. This is also a great asana to improve your posture.

  • Get on all your fours. Your shoulders should be over the wrists and hips over the knees.
  • Inhale and on exhale round your spine while dropping your head towards the floor. You are in the cat position now.
  • Inhale again and raise your head and chest towards the roof. Your back is arched and you are in the cow position.
  • Repeat this for three minutes.
  1. Bow Pose (Dhanurasana) for Fatigue


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Need some extra dose of energy to fight the afternoon slump? Or something to feel more ‘awakened’ when you are still sleepy-eyed in the morning? Try this first thing in the morning, even before your daily dose of caffeine, to get maximum benefits.

  • Lie on your belly with your hands on sides and palms facing up.
  • Exhale and draw your heels close to your hips. Hold your ankles.
  • Inhale and lift your heels away from your hips and your thighs away from the floor.
  • Your shoulders should be pressed against your back while you look forward.
  • Breathe deeply.
  • Stay in this position for 30 seconds.

Also Read: Yoga Poses for PCOS

  1. Plow Pose (Halasana) for Insomnia


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Stress and insomnia are directly proportionate to each other. Most times we have trouble falling asleep because we are stressed and because we are stressed because we didn’t get enough sleep. This particular yoga pose, when practiced in the evening or before hitting the bed, can help you sleep better.

  • Rest on your back and slowly lift your legs up over your head.
  • Gradually take them back on the ground behind you.
  • Place your hands on your back for extra support.
  • Stay in this position for three minutes.
  1. Knees-To-Chest Pose (Apnasana) for Indigestion


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Whether you over-indulged your sweet tooth or couldn’t resist that last slice of pizza, the result is the same- heartburn, indigestion, and that uncomfortable feeling of fullness for hours. Worry not ‘coz yoga again comes to your rescue.

  • Lie down on your back
  • Bring your knees towards your chest.
  • Inhale and straighten your arms.
  • Exhale and take the knees back to the previous position.
  • Repeat this four-five times.
  1. Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana) for Seasonal Allergies


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Pollution, poor diet, and stress are the main culprits when it comes to allergies and hypersensitive respiratory systems. In fact, people suffering from allergies are more prone to respiratory diseases like asthma. As a lifestyle measure, practice this asana in the morning to reduce symptoms of allergy and boost your immune system.

  • Lie down on your back
  • Slowly lift your lower body.
  • Your hands should be on your back for support.
  • Your legs should be straight up. Breathe deeply.
  • Stay in this position for 30 seconds.
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