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Yoga is a way of life. It is a way to better health and mindfulness. And a lot of people are opting the healthy way. If you are also thinking of joining the team, with some tips of yoga you can start today, on International Yoga Day.

The day started being celebrated since June 21, 2015, till today. International Yoga Day was first proposed by the current Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi during his speech at the UNGA, on September 27, 2014.

There are a lot of yoga poses to practice from and you might be confused as to which yoga postures you should try. Worry not, on the occasion of the International Yoga Day 2019, let me give you an idea about a few tips of yoga postures for better health. I will suggest you all the most easiest and effective tips of yoga, so that it will help you choose better.

For people who are struggling with back pain should definitely try this:

Cat and Cow Pose

International Yoga Day 2019 tips for yoga

Photo: Kristin McGee

This posture is called Cat and Cow pose and it helps in relief of back pain effectively.

Firstly, just like in the picture above, get yourself to the same posture. Then, while inhaling, lift your head up while pushing down your stomach as shown in the picture. And exhaling slowly move your head down and stomach up, getting back to the first position. Try doing 6-8 slow rounds for 1-3 mins.

Another one of the famous tips of yoga for weight loss is:

Planking:

Planking is the best exercise for your core because it builds isometric strength to help sculpt your waistline and improve your posture.  What you need to do is lie face down with legs extended and elbows bent and directly under shoulders. Clasp your hands tight, contract your stomach, then tuck your toes. Lift your body off the ground and support yourself on your toes and forearms.

health.com suggests that your feet should be hip-width apart, and elbows should be shoulder-width apart. You should be in a straight line from head to heels, just like the picture below. Hold for 60 seconds or as long as you can.

International Yoga day 2019 tips for yoga

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It may not look like much, but you might have difficulty to hold the position. However, it won’t take long to feel it in your abs. Planking regularly is one of the best ways to strengthen your core.

You can go to a gym, sweat and get that flat tummy or just use one of the famous yoga tips for weight loss and do it at home.

Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

International Yoga day 2019 tips of yoga

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The very easy cobra pose will help get rid of stomach fats. All you have to do is lie face down on a yoga mat. Then, gently spread your arms on the floor and stretch your legs back and point your toes. Bring the arms to you and put your palms on either side of your shoulders and slowly lift just your upper body. Make sure your pubis (pelvic bone) and toes form a straight line and touch the floor. brightside.me advices to ‘try holding this position for 25-30 seconds for a better result’.

Lastly, among all the tips of yoga, there is one that helps you to fix all of your problems and that is Surya Namaskar. You name it and this can help you get rid of it. It even helps to get a good face glow, helps in weight loss, helps to get flat tummy, flexible body, happy gut and many more.

Surya Namaskar:

Surya Namaskar is a series of 12 different yoga poses and should be done on an empty stomach. It is a great relaxation exercise and removes all tensions and toxins from your body. It helps you get a natural glow to your skin eventually. All 12 poses of Surya Namaskar unfolds like this:

International yoga day 2019 tips of yoga

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Step 1. Pranamasana (Prayer pose)

Step 2. Hastauttanasana (Raised arms pose)

Step 3. Hastapadasana (Standing forward bend)

Step 4. Ashwa Sanchalanasana (Equestrian pose)

Step 5. Dandasana (Stick pose)

Step 6. Ashtanga Namaskara (Salute with eight parts or points)

Step 7. Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)

Step 8. Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward facing dog pose)

Step 9. Ashwa Sanchalanasana (Equestrian pose)

Step 10. Hastapadasana (Standing forward bend)

Step 11. Hastauttanasana (Raised arms pose)

Step 12. Tadasana (Mountain pose)

The 12 steps make a half round. For a complete set, you have to repeat all 12 steps. In the first half of the routine, use right leg in steps 4 and 9, and then use your left leg.

I hope these tips of yoga will be of your great use. I suggest everyone try these easy yoga postures for various health benefits. Anyone can do any of the mentioned yoga postures. Hope you loved these easy, breezy yoga postures. See you again with much more trending topics!

 

-Jyoti Lalwani

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