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International Yoga Day 2020 : 6 Yoga On International Yoga Day

With International Day of Yoga just around the corner, now is the best time to start your yoga journey by learning a few simple poses. Yoga Day is celebrated every year on June 21 to highlight the importance of yoga and the role it can play in overall fitness and health. This year, Yoga Day will be celebrated amid the coronavirus pandemic. In keeping with that, the theme for this year's International Yoga Day on June 21 is "Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family."

"Due to the contagious nature of Coronavirus, no mass gathering would be advisable this year. Hence, this year the ministry is encouraging people to practice yoga at their homes, with participation from the whole family," the AYUSH Ministry said during a statement.

But don't let staying in get in the way of practicing yoga. Learn some yoga poses from these yoga videos that are going viral on social media to kickstart your journey on a path to better health.


Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation may be a sequence of 12 powerful yoga poses. Besides being an excellent cardiovascular workout, Surya Namaskar is additionally known to possess an immensely positive impact on the body and mind.


1.Surya Namaskar


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Surya Namaskar


Surya Namaskar is best to be  done early morning on an empty stomach. Each round of Sun Salutation consists of two sets, and every set consists of 12 yoga poses. You might find several versions on the way to practice Sun Salutation. However, it's advisable to stay to at least one particular version and practice it regularly for best results.

Besides healthiness , Surya Namaskar also provides a chance to precise gratitude to the sun for sustaining life on this planet.


2. Tadasana


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tadasana



Tadasana serves to be the foundation for follow-up poses. In Sanskrit, ‘Tada’ means ‘mountain’ and ‘asana’ means ‘pose’. Hence the name, ‘Mountain Pose’. It is an ideal pose for those with weak back muscles and rounded backs as it can help restore the body’s natural alignment. Children are often suggested to practise this asana and it can help in increasing the height. This asana can also help improve posture. Let’s take a look at the benefits of practising this asana.


3.Padma Mayurasana – Lotus in Peacock Pose


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padma mayurasana



Padma Mayurasana or Lotus in Peacock Pose is completed by first assuming the Lotus pose (Padmasana) then performing Mayurasana or the peacock pose. It is an advanced asana. It requires good strength of the arms and therefore the abdominal muscles along side an honest sense of balance.


4.Trikonasana


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trikonasana

“Trikona” means “Three angles” and “Asana” means “Pose” in Sanskrit. This asana seems like Triangulum shape so it's called as Trikonasana. This asana stretches the muscles and improves the functions of the body. This is a good exercise for pregnant women.


5.Bhujangasana


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bhujangasana



Bhujangasana or the Cobra pose is so named because it resembles a snake with its hood raised. Bhujangasana tones and strengthens the body, and also improves blood circulation, among several other benefits. 


6. Vrikshasana



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vrikshasana


Improves balance and stability in the legs. Strengthens the ligaments and tendon of the feet. Strengthens and tones the whole standing leg, up to the buttocks. Assists the body in establishing pelvic stability. Strengthen the bones of the hips and legs thanks to the weight-bearing nature of the pose.


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