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The ability to think and contemplate makes us human beings, and these are the keys to one’s joys and griefs. Succinctly put forward, uncontrolled thoughts give rise to sadness while well-articulated ideas give birth to mental bliss. We all are aware that everything in this world is ephemeral. Therefore the feelings of love, hate, attachment, or aversion cause suffering. There are many different sorts of stress, but our ignorance and indiscretion are the core causes of all of them.
Working entails a certain amount of stress. The pituitary and adrenal glands were designed by nature to relieve stress during emergencies and to keep the body and mind in balance. However, if this stress lasts for a long time in our bodies, it becomes a source of unhappiness, gradually transforming our personalities.
Young people are worried about keeping their jobs and careers. Stress comes from mindlessly expanding our demands and expectations, edging beyond competitors, and attempting to drive others to our way of thinking – all of which is the product of our ignorance. Tiredness, restlessness, insomnia, a lack of interest in work, anger, fear, insecurity, irritability, despair, and frustration are all stress-related side effects. Diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, digestive problems, constipation, IBS, asthma, arthritis, and cancer are all psychosomatic diseases.
Yoga is beneficial to the mind, emotions, and intellect. It is the only discipline in the world that operates at the mental level. At the same time, we learn about ourselves through yoga practice. We become aware of our boundless powers as we gain knowledge. The person who understands his boundless potential and energy rises above the competition strives for perfection and does not follow in the footsteps of others.
Therefore, here are three asanas to help you deal well with stress.
Meru Vakra Asana
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Sit with both legs out in front of you. Take five long, deep breaths after loosening all of your body parts. Bend your right leg at the knee and place it on the opposite side of your left knee. Bring your left hand to the toes of your right foot by crossing it over it. Turn the body to the right by moving the right hand behind the back. Return to the old position after a comfortable amount of time in this position. Repeat the process on the other side.
Sit in a chair with both legs straight out in front of you. Take five long, deep breaths while relaxing your body. Bend the left leg inwards from the knee and place the sole of the left leg against the right leg’s thigh. Consciously lifting both hands. Straighten up and bend forward until both hands touch the toes of the right foot and the forehead touches the knee in the final posture. Nothing should be forced. Stay in this position for a comfortable amount of time while keeping your breathing normal, and then return to the prior position. Carry on with the opposite leg in the same manner. It is not recommended for those who have slipped discs.
Kneel on the ground, bending your knees. Take five long, deep breaths consciously. Bend your body backward by placing your right hand on your right heel and your left hand on your left heel from behind. As much as possible, push your hips forward. Practice as easily as you can in this position while maintaining your breathing normal, then return to the previous position.
Written by : Saumya Singh
Saumya Singh is a budding lifestyle and entertainment journalist. She believes that lifestyle journalism is not everyone’s cup of tea. She holds the view that just like hard stories, covering soft stories also deserves their appreciation because it is a part of journalism that appeals to the masses.