Busy schedules, travel, jetlags, etc., different problems have a YOGA solution. Yoga is not just a process of meditation; It is a kind of exercise that relieves the muscles of your body, strengthens your bones and makes your immune system strong by increasing your power of disease resistance. Yoga poses or asanas will help you prepare for jet lag, muscle tension, etc. Here are some yoga postures for travelers that all travelers should know.
To understand the importance of yoga poses for traveling. First, we need to know what problems one faces while traveling through the air. The problems one might encounter are:
- Muscle cramps
- Sitting in a position in a place affects the blood circulation
- The metabolism process is affected
- Air circulated in the air, bus or train leads to dehydration
To stay away from all these problems there is certain yoga poses that you should understand as a traveler.
Yoga poses for traveling:
- Viparita Karani: Legs with wall bracket
According to theory, this yoga posture delays and ends the effects of old age. Relieves one of anxiety, depression, insomnia, calms the mind and reduces muscle cramps.
Place a pillow or mattress on the floor next to a wall. Rest on this mattress with your back straight touching the floor and legs up with the wall support.
Keep the back straight, and stretch your hands wide.
- Sethu Bandha Sarvangasana: Bridge Posture
This exercise is best for persons with high blood pressure. Relax the muscles of the neck and chest. Place a mattress on the floor. Lie on the bed with your feet touching the floor and keep your knees bent.
Put your arms straight along your body. When you press your feet and arms, lift your hips. While doing so, the neck and shoulder should remain touched to the floor along with their hands and feet also touching the floor. This exercise leads to a bridge forming posture, hence the name.
This posture helps to stretch the legs, back, knees and ankles.
For this sitting upright with crossed legs. Keeping your back erect, rest your palm on the ground and turn back.
When doing this your legs should not move, they should point in the forward direction. Try to lean back as far as you can.
- Paschimanattasana: Sitting Forward Fold
Bend forward as we know it reduces fatigue and stress. It aids to stretch the spine and shoulder muscles. It is also useful in infertility and high blood pressure. However, if you have a back injury, you should never practice this pose.
Sit upright with your legs held together in front of you together.
Do not let your knees bend and try to touch your feet with your hand. After getting accustomed to this posture, in later stages, it is necessary to hold the feet by hand and bend forward completely with the head down to the legs.