6 Fountain Of Youth Yoga Poses For Improved Health, Vitality & Youthful Energy

We all want great energy levels all day, every day and we want to preserve or regain our youthful energy. Not surprisingly, yoga can answer your prayers in this regard. In this article, we give you 6 fountain of youth yoga poses for improved health, vitality and youthful energy.

These are a collection of 6 yoga poses that will help improve your body’s internal systems, improve strength and flexibility and keep your body healthy.

*Please read the disclaimer below the article before proceeding further

SOUNDING BREATH aka Ujjayi

Benefits: Ujjayi is also known as Victorious Breath. It is helpful in calming your mind. It puts your emotions at rest, slows the mind and balances the nervous system.

How to do:

  • Sit on the floor with the legs folded and spine comfortable extended.
  • Exhale completely.
  • Slowly breathe in through the nose. Allow the inhaled air to fill your lungs and abdomen.
  • Slightly contract the back of your throat and make a hissing sound as you exhale and inhale.
  • The sound that you make should be audible but not too loud.
  • Throughout this asana, breathe slowly. Don’t rush it.
  • Repeat 5 times.

sounding breath

SOUNDING BREATH aka Ujjayi

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DOWNWARD DOG aka Adho Mukhasana

Benefits: This asana strengthens arms and legs and energizes the spinal column. It also improves complexion with increased blood flow to the head and face.

Do NOT perform this asana if you have glaucoma.

How to do:

Step-1

  • Start with ‘table position’ where your arms are straight under your shoulders and knees under the hips. Try to keep your thighs and arms parallel to each other.

Step-2

  • Put your feet flat on the floor.
  • Straighten your legs, tailbone extending towards the ceiling.
  • Press on your palms down on the floor.
  • Hold this pose for 20 seconds.

Step-3

  • Raise your left leg straight up towards the ceiling. Keep your raised leg in a straight line in alignment with your upper body. Do not raise your left hip higher than the right one.
  • Hold this pose for 10-20 seconds.
  • Bring your leg down, then repeat pose on other side.

downward dog

DOWNWARD DOG aka Adho mukhasana

 

HALF SHOULDER STAND aka Ardha Sarvangasana

Benefits: This asana improves blood flow to the brain, improves complexion and also metabolism.

Do NOT attempt this asana if you have thyroid problems, high blood pressure or glaucoma. Also, do NOT attempt this asana if you are menstruating or are pregnant.

How to do:

  • Lie on your back with your legs extended and arms by your side (palms facing down).

Step-1

  • Bend your legs and bring your knees towards the chest. Exhale and contract your abdominal muscles. With the support of your hands, raise your hips towards the ceiling. Feel the weight of our body on the upper back, not your neck or head, which is still in contact with the floor.

Step-2

  • Extend your legs over your head gently at an angle.
  • Hold the pose for 10-30 seconds.
  • Gradually release pose and repeat.

half shoulder yoga stand

HALF SHOULDER STAND aka Ardha sarvangasana

 

FULL SHOULDER STAND aka Sarvangasana

Benefits: This asana improves blood flow to the brain, improves complexion and also metabolism.

Do NOT attempt this asana if you have thyroid problems, neck problems, high blood pressure or glaucoma. Also, do NOT attempt this asana if you are menstruating or are pregnant.

How to do:

  • Lie on your back with your legs extended and arms by your side (palms facing down).

Step-1

  • Bend your legs and bring your knees towards the chest. Exhale and contract your abdominal muscles. With the support of your hands, raise your hips towards the ceiling. Feel the weight of our body on the upper back, not your neck or head, which is still in contact with the floor.

Step-2

  • Extend your legs straight towards the ceiling. Support your back/hips with your hands.
  • Your legs and back should be vertical.
  • Do not move your head and only your shoulders should support the weight of your body, not the neck and head.
  • Hold the pose for 10-30 seconds.
  • Gradually release pose and repeat.

full shoulder yoga stand

FULL SHOULDER STAND aka Sarvangasana

 

PLOUGH aka Halasana

Benefits: This asana improves blood flow to the brain, improves complexion and also metabolism.

It is similar to Half shoulder stand.

Do NOT attempt this asana if you have thyroid problems, high blood pressure or glaucoma. Also, do NOT attempt this asana if you are menstruating or are pregnant.

How to do:

  • Lie on your back with your legs extended and arms by your side (palms facing down).

Step-1

  • Bend your legs and bring your knees towards the chest. Exhale and contract your abdominal muscles. With the support of your hands, raise your hips towards the ceiling. Feel the weight of our body on the upper back, not your neck or head, which is still in contact with the floor.

Step-2

  • Extend your legs over your head and gently lower the legs behind your head in the direction of the floor.
  • Rest the top of your toes lightly on the floor and keep your legs straight.
  • Use your hands to support your back.
  • Hold the pose for 10-30 seconds.
  • Gradually release pose and repeat.

Plough asana

PLOUGH aka Halasana

 

CHOPPING WOOD aka Kashtha Cchindana

Benefits: It is an easy but invigorating forward-bending motion that increases your heart rate, improves complexion and lessens neck strain. It is also a certain way to wake you up if you are feeling sleepy.

Do NOT attempt to do this exercise if you suffer from glaucoma, high blood pressure or any heart disease.

How to do:

Step-1

  • Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart and knees slightly bent.
  • Inhale with your mouth and raise your arms over your head as if you were holding an axe to chop wood.

Step-2

  • Bend your knees a little, exhale through your mouth, bend from the waist and bring your arms down in a chopping motion.
  • Inhale and raise your upper body.
  • Repeat this movement 10-15 times.
  • Relax and feel the energy course through your body.

Chopping_wood asana

CHOPPING WOOD aka Kashtha Cchindana

 

These 6 yoga poses when practiced regularly will yield great results for you. In time, you should experience increased energy levels and better health.

Remember not to overdo anything and stop altogether if you experience dizziness or discomfort.

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*Disclaimer: Before starting any form of yoga or any exercise, please consult your medical practitioner. While doing yoga or any exercise you may get injured, this website disclaims any liability what so ever from any form of injury or incident directly or indirectly from use of proper or improper yoga or exercises or advice listed on this website. Please take advice of a certified healthcare professional or certified instructor for suitability, method, movements etc. of yoga or exercises listed on this website. We are not responsible if you follow advice or exercises listed on this website that may result in incidents or injury or any result that is undesired or unpleasant.

 

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2018-06-10T06:59:17+00:00 Health & Fitness|