The responsibilities of modern women can take their toll, even on the best of us. Here are the 5 Empowering Yoga Poses or Asanas that can help us towards a better well-being.
Pose 1: Garland Pose
‘Malasana’ derives its name from the Sanskrit word ‘mala’ which means ‘garland’. This asana is known to invoke a sense of calmness and because it is done in a squatting position, it also improves strength particularly to the lower back and core.
How-to: Start by bending the knees and sitting in a squat position. Position your arms with elbows touching on the inside of your knees or thighs. Bring your palms together in front of your chest while keeping your spine straight and shoulders relaxed. Remember to focus on your breathing.
Benefits: The Garland Pose is known to tone the abdominals and stretches the groin, ankles and back. It also strengthens the pelvic floor, which in turn may reduce the problem of incontinence for mature practitioners. With regular practice, this asana alleviates fatigue and tiredness while improving your metabolism.