International Yoga Day 2019: How yoga can help us to solve climate issue & practice these important asanas daily

This year, the International Yoga Day theme is "Climate Action". Climate is undoubtedly the biggest issue for all of us.

No doubt Yoga is considered as the best practice to make the body physically and mentally fit. The traditional practice is far above than a mere exercise as it helps not only in physical fitness but also shapes our mental well being.  Underlining the importance of yoga the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as International Yoga Day, all the way back in 2014. The day raises awareness about health and benefits of yoga across the world through various international events and activities.

This year, the International Yoga Day theme is "Climate Action". Climate is undoubtedly the biggest issue for all of us.

 

How yoga can help us to solve climate change?

Yoga focuses on building ethics, morality and empathy for human beings and mother nature. Yoga develops ethical principles, such as nonviolence, truthfulness, non-coveting, discipline, and self-surrender. These all qualities develop individuals who are committed to contribute towards the socio-political environment as well as the physical environment by themselves. 

We all have to agree that the climate issue can be largely addressed by every individual`s effort. Irrespective of what is going on the government`s part, each and every individual can help to solve this problem.

 

Important asanas to practice daily

Take time out of your busy schedule and practice these asanas daily.

 

Dhanurasana: An easy asana, this basic yoga posture reduces joint pain, relieves back pain and prevents menstrual cramps. It also acts as a stress reliever and improves blood circulation, helps in weight loss and increases flexibility.

 

 

 

Paschimottanasana: The asana, involving almost the entire body prevents headache, treats digestive disorders, cures back pain, reduces shoulder and neck pain, reduces belly fat, improves mental health and strengthens leg muscles.

 

 

Trikonasana: Excellent for the muscles of the lower body, Trikonasana reduces joint pains of the knee, strengthens arms and thighs, treats shoulder pain, cures back pain, stimulates spinal nerves and enhances gut health. The yoga posture is also good for the treatment of neck sprains and the strengthening of ankles.

 

 

 

Uttanasana: The standing forward bend pose yoga relieves headache as well as calms the brain and reduces stress and mild depression.

 

 

Matsyasana: The Fish Pose yoga helps a person ease shoulder pains. It also helps reduce anxiety, stretches the shoulders, and improves posture as well.

 

Baddha Konasana: The Butterfly pose yoga increases the flexibility of the region around the hips and improves blood circulation all over the body. It also helps reduce fatigue and practising it early in the morning on an empty stomach helps clean the bowels.

 

Virasana: This yoga relieves a person from the pain of sore knees. It stretches the knees, improves blood circulation and combats knee pain. It also helps improve digestion and lowers blood pressure

 

 

 

 

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