Seated Yoga Asanas

Yoga is all about peace, happiness and different asanas that help you to achieve holistic life. There are various poses in yoga and every asana has a great significance and offer great benefits to your body. 

Most of the asanas can be done standing, some can be done while lying down and some can be performed while you are seating on the mat. Here we are going to talk about one of the best and must to do seated asanas can be done anywhere, anytime and will help you enhance your health too. If you find yourself unable to stand for a longer period of time, you can move to the sitting yoga, very helpful in getting a flexible body and at the same time great health. Pick out any or move forward with all the standing asanas will stretch your body completely, tone your muscles, make your spine flexible, and get a complete relieve from stress and anxiety.

Seated Yoga Pose

There are several benefits one can expect moving up with the seated yoga poses as follows:

  • Sitting pose is very beneficial for those who are just a beginner and who find difficulty in standing for a longer period of time. Also, sitting poses are called easy poses, can easily be done by all, hence this is something must try in the beginning. 
  • Do you have a problem with leg or back and looking for practising simple and easy to go yoga poses, you just trust in the best sitting poses will give you ultimate benefits. At the same time, there will be a low-risk to fall apart as you don’t have to concentrate too much on balance.
  • Seated yoga poses will help you to stretch down and strengthen the lower back, thighs, and abdomen region especially, however, if you have any issues with the same or would like to heal down the issues, just concentrate on gentle seated poses for great benefits.
  • Apart from this, great yoga poses will help you in increasing your stamina while remaining seated, will give you more concentration and power, regulate breathing and relieve you of stress and anxiety.

The Best Seated Yoga Poses:

#1 – Boat Pose (Navasana):

This is the best-seated yoga pose makes our abdominal powerful and offer great strength. Also, it is best to keep your spine straight and your thighs lifted. Moving up with the same one can also improve great balance and digestion and at the same time it stimulates the kidneys, prostate glands and intestines. 

#2 – Fish Pose (Matsyasana):

Fish Pose (Matsyasana)

It is also called as Ardha Matsyendrasana, which helps in stretching the upper back, side body as well as best for the pelvic muscles including the piriformis. Go slow and it will help in preventing injuries to the lower back and pelvis.

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#3 – Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana):

This sitting pose will help in stretching the upper arms, back muscles, and outer thighs. It might be complex for some in the beginning because it gets into all kinds of places that are hard to stretch and also have folded blanket under your seat and have something for arm bind.

#4 – Forward Fold Pose (Paschimottanasana):

Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)

Forward Fold Pose (Paschimottanasana) is easy to perform and you need to sit on the floor with stretched legs, and hands-on the ground. Inhale and hoist the hands upward and exhale and fold forward in one swing moving the body as one unit. Place the chest, forehead, and nose over the thighs and be in the very same position for 60 seconds.

Also, don’t forget trying other interesting poses, like- Fire-Log Pose, Compass Pose, Lotus Pose, Hero Pose, and various others to help you in getting overall wellness and vitality. 

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