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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Different Yoga Postures and Their Benefits


  • The mountain posture
  • Increases concentration power
  • Entire body and nervous systems are toned


  • The tree posture
  • Enhances concentration
  • Gives a sense of balance
  • Tones up leg muscles


  • The snake posture
  • Liver and kidney gets toned up
  • Reduces back ache
  • Stimulates appetite
  • Eliminates constipation problem


  • Reduces gastric problem
  • Relief from constipation
  • Kidney and glands are toned up
  • Liver and pancreas can be maintained healthy


  • The wheel posture
  • Strengthens spnial cord
  • Abdominal organs can be kept healthy
  • Strong back and arms can be gained
  • Reduces fat


  • The bow posture
  • Abdominal fat is eliminated
  • Gastric problem is reduces
  • Prevents chronic constipation

Janu Shirshasana:

  • Stimulates digestion
  • Helps in healthy functioning of kidneys
  • Tones up liver


  • Tones up digestive and excretory systems
  • Constipation is eliminated
  • Abdominal fat is reduced
  • Relief from back ache


  • Helpful in reducing high blood pressure
  • Reduces abdominal fat
  • Considerable relief from diabetics
  • Massages heart
  • Healthy functioning of kidneys and liver

Baddha Konasana:

  • Highly recommended for women
  • Pregnant women are advised to practice regularly for comfortable delivery
  • Healthy functioning o furinary bladder
  • Prevents menstrual irregularities.

Ardha Matsyendrasana:

  • Highly recommended for diabetic patients
  • Tones up spinal nerves
  • Increases digestion
  • Enables flexibility of back muscles
  • Rejuvenates nervous system


  • The Diamond posture
  • Strengthens pelvic muscles
  • Helps in digestion
  • Helpful for ulcers and acidity
  • Relief from pain in the knees
  • Posture recommended for meditation and pranayama


  • Queen of all asanas
  • Reduces insomnia
  • Menstrual problem are cured
  • Relief from headache
  • Reduces gastric problems
  • Helpful in curing piles and urinary disorders


  • The plough posture
  • Relieves constipation
  • Rejuvenates thyroid gland
  • Relief from piles and constipation
  • Helpful for diabetic patients


  • The fish posture
  • Rejuvenates thyroid gland
  • Helpful for ailments like asthma or bronchitis
  • Relief from piles and constipation
  • Helpful for diabetic patients


  • Relief from constipation
  • Tones up pelvic muscles
  • Relief from short temper


  • The lion posture
  • Ailments of throat, ear, and nose are removed
  • Helpful for reducing tonsils
  • Bad breath is eliminated
  • Stammering problem can be rectified


  • King of all asanas
  • Increases memory
  • Thought power increases
  • Rejuvenates brain cells
  • Reduces insomnia
  • Rejuvenates nervous system
  • Vitalizes mind and body


  • The lotus posture
  • Posture recommended for meditation and pranayama
  • Strengthens spinal cord
  • Helpful in having alert mind
  • Stiffness in the ankles and knees is reduced
  • Reduces nervous problem
  • Helpful in reducing several physical and emotional problems


  • Relief from stress
  • Reduces nervous problem
  • Mental calmness is achieved
  • Controls high blood pressure
  • Relief from strain on nerves
  • Removes fatigue which arises due to practice
  • State of relaxation

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