The Asana Library
In the world of fitness, yoga leads the way. Yoga is a spiritual and ascetic discipline, which is widely practised for health and relaxation. It allows your body to reach its full potential and makes your lifestyle better. It allows you to be more flexible, strong and also helps lose weight. People often turn to yoga for relaxation, they also do yoga for strength. The asana library is a set of extensive yoga workouts. There are five in total. The library has a huge collection of postures with clear instructions on how to perform them and how to safely entangle your selves.
44 asanas have been distributed into five sets of workouts. Each set targets a specific style and body parts. Each video is about a minute long and is easy to follow. The sessions are guided and can be practised at home easily. They are safe and simple. The library has sets of balancing postures, inversions, seated postures, standing postures and backbends. They can all be performed daily.
This yoga workout begins with the bakkasana or the crane pose. You need to ease yourself into this pose by lifting your legs behind with your hands placed firmly on the ground and holding it there for 45 seconds. Next is the chaturanga Dan Dasani which is slightly difficult and so you can only hold it for a few seconds. Once you’ve done these, the ones to follow are relatively easy. The workout includes a series of balancing asanas, including arm balances yoga. They all target different parts of your body and can be practised every day. The structures of the workout include: Bakkasana Chaturanga dandasana Dandasana 2 Kakasana Lolasana Lolasana supported Merudandasana Navasana Salamba Sirsasana Tolasana Vashistasana Virkshasana
This work out has three Aasans which help stimulate your thyroid gland and improve digestion along with better blood circulation. These poses can be challenging as so must be taken slowly. With regular practice, they become quite easy. Hold the pose for about 30 seconds for maximum effect. The structure includes: Halasana Karnapidasana Sarvangasana
This pack has 6 sessions with the first being the Ardha Matsyendrasana. This seated yoga pose stretches the back muscles and the spine along with alleviating constipation and improving digestion. It also increases the supply of oxygen to the lungs. Next, you do the Purvottanasana or the table pose and many other sitting yoga poses. The structure includes: Ardha Matsyendrasana Purvottanasana Rajakapotasana 1 Rajakapotasana 2 Rajakapotasana 3 Uttana Pristhasana
This pack has 18 sessions. The first is the Ardha chandrasana or the half-moon pose. It helps improve coordination and balance along with improving digestion and working on the groin, hamstrings, calves, shoulders, chest and spine. The next one is the Baddha Parsvakonasana which helps relieve stiffness in the back muscles, tones the abdomen muscles and stretches the groin. Many more follow. The structure includes: Ardha Chandrasana Baddha Parshvakonasana Kaliasana Parivrtta ardhachandrasana Parivrtta parsvakonasana Parivrtta trikonasana Parivrtta utkatasana Parsvakonasana Prasarita padottanasana A Prasarita padottanasana B Prasarita padottanasana C Prasarita padottanasana D Trikonasana Utkatasana Vipareeta virabadrasana Virabhadrasana 1 Virabhadrasana 2 Virabhadrasana 3
This workout has 4 sessions, starting with the Triyak Bhujangasana or the cobra pose. This asana helps release built-up stress in the muscles and world on the shoulder, abdomen and chest. The next one is shalabhasana. The targets are similar to the first with the addition of the spine and buttocks. The last one is the Ustrasana or the complete pose, which helps relieve stress and works on the abdominal organs. These are great asanas for back pains. The structure includes: Bhujangasana Matsyasana Shalabasana Ushtrasana
The above-mentioned series of hand-balancing asanas, sitting yoga asanas and back bending asanas help decrease stress and allow the body and mind to relax. It also relieves anxiety and has positive effects on depression. It helps reduce inflammation and makes the body stronger. It improves heart health among the many other health benefits. It also helps increase flexibility and balance, thereby allowing you to be more athletic and makes the body less prone to injury. It also aids in weight loss. One can also improve breathing and quality of sleep by doing yoga before sleeping. Overall, yoga improves an individual's quality of life considerably.