It is undeniable that yoga has many health benefits. Individually, there are asanas that target different parts of the body – from head to toe – to provide relief and help the person lead a better and healthier life.
While nothing can absolutely replace modern medicine, yoga can, to a great extent, reduce the risk of many health problems, stroke being one of them. Grandmaster Akshar – a philanthropist, spiritual master, lifestyle coach, yoga-taker, and author – says yoga is best done if you will. prevent a stroke, but it can also help older people stroke survivors improve their sense of balance and become more active.
“A stroke occurs when part of the brain stops receiving a constant supply of oxygen-rich blood. Fragile brain tissue is damaged, and it depends on which part of the brain is affected. This can be caused by a blockage in a vessel that supplies the brain with blood, or because a blood vessel in the brain is ruptured, ”he says.
He lists five asanas that can be performed to improve overall health and reduce the risk of stroke, adding that you should try to hold each pose for 30 seconds and repeat for up to three sets.
Paschimottanasana – Leaning forward seated
* Start by stretching your legs forward; make sure your knees are slightly bent.
* Extend your arms straight up and keep your spine straight.
* Breathe out and empty your stomach of air.
* With the exhale, lean forward at hip level and place your upper body on your lower body.
* Lower your arms and grab your big toes with your fingers.
* Try to touch your knees with your nose. Hold the pose for 10 seconds.
* Start by standing in Samasthiti.
* Exhale and gently bend your upper body from the hips and touch your nose to your knees.
* Place the palms on either side of your feet.
* Slowly straighten your knees and try to bring your chest towards your thighs.
* Hold this asana for a while.
* Start by lying on your stomach.
* Bend your knees and hold your ankles with your palms.
* Have strong adhesion.
* Raise your legs and arms as high as possible.
* Look up and hold the posture for a while.
Bhujangasana (cobra pose)
* Lie face down with your palms placed under your shoulders.
* Bring your feet together, keeping your toes on the ground.
* Breathe in deeply, hold it while you then lift your head, shoulders and torso.
* Lift at a 30 degree angle but make sure to keep your belly button on the floor.
* Widen your shoulders with your head raised slightly.
* To release, gently and slowly lower your torso then exhale.
Samasthithi / Tadasana
* Stand up straight with big toes touching and heels together.
* Draw your abs and relax your shoulders down and back.
* Take 5-8 breaths while actively engaging your leg muscles.
* It is a great pose for the elderly to keep their postures high and strong.
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