Like we check for different yoga asanas or yoga poses for different problems, we also look for poses and their benefits individually. After all, it’s best to do these asanas to prevent health problems. So, today we will look into vrksasana and padmasana.
Vrksanasa and Padmasana
Stress takes a heavy toll on our body, and reducing stress level is an important but a tedious task. If you are looking for an asana that will help you in dealing with stress, Vrksanasa and Padmasana are the best asanas that will help you in that. Let us begin by understanding Vrksanasa first.
Vrksanasa, also known as the tree pose is a very good asana for your abdomen and stomach. This asana helps you to stay calm and remain focused in a stressful situation also.
How To Do Vrksanasa?
Stand with both of your legs together. Now you will have to divide your body weight between the two legs. One leg should carry more weight and one leg should carry less weight.
Now, the leg that is carrying the less weight should be raised towards the knee of the opposite leg. You can use your hands also in doing so. While doing this, you should make sure that you place the heel as close as possible to the pelvis.
Now raise your hands and make sure that they point towards the ceiling. And while doing so, your focus should be on just one thing as you try to maintain the balance. Breathe normally and try to not lose your focus.
It is this focus of yours that will help you in maintaining balance, the moment you lose focus, your balance will be gone.
While doing this asana, you should never take support of a wall or a chair as this will lead to you losing focus and you will never get benefits of the asana.
For all those people who have either injured their knee or back should avoid doing this asana or even if you want to do this asana, make sure that you have a trainer with you.
Padmasana word has been translated from the word lotus. It is because in this pose, one sits in the form of a lotus. This asana helps you in calming your mind, as a result of which it helps you to overcome stress. Not only stress, this asana also helps in alleviating a lot of ailments.
How To Do Padmasana?
Sit on the yoga and your legs should be stretched out. Keep your spine straight.
Bend your right knee and keep it on your left thigh and repeat the same with your left knee. While doing this, make sure that your heel is close to your abdomen and your sole is pointing upwards.
After this, place your hands on your knees in the mudra position. In the mudra position, you join your index finger and thumb and rest three fingers are straight out. The palm should face upwards. Mudra position is also known as Chin mudra.
While doing this asana, your head should be straight and your spine should be erect. In this posture, keep breathing normally.
If you are a beginner, it might happen that you are not comfortable with sitting in Padmasana. In that case, one should sit in Ardha Padmasana, which is also known as half lotus pose. For half lotus pose, you can start with any leg and place it on the opposite thigh and the other leg can be bend and placed near your knee, instead of your thigh.
You can start by doing Ardha Padmasana, and once you are comfortable, you can start doing Padmasana.
While doing Padmasana, you should follow some basic mudras that will provide you some excellent benefits. With the help of these Mudras, the energy level is increased in your body and after practicing for sometime, you can actually start feeling the flow of energy in your body.
In this mudra, you touch the tip of your thumb and index finger and curl the rest of your fingers to make them touch your palm. The benefit of this mudra is that it will provide energy to your torso.
In this mudra also you will have to curl your fingers, but this time, curl your fingers in such a way that it covers your thumb. And both of your hands should be placed facing the thumb. The benefits of this mudra is that this mudra helps in increasing the flow of oxygen to your lungs, it helps in calming your nervous system, and helps your organs perform in a much better way.
In this mudra, you curl the fingers of both of your hands around your thumb and form a fist. Once you have done that, press the knuckles of both of your hands together and while doing so, place both your hands in the centre of the abdomen. The benefit of this mudra is that it helps in increasing the oxygen to your lungs.
How does Padmasana Benefit Me?
This asana helps in improving your digestive system. This is because when you doing Padmasana, two of your main organs gets involved, which is your abdomen and stomach and both these organs produce enzymes that are enough to digest the food. Besides this, this organ also help in relieving muscular tension and your blood pressure will always be in control when you are doing Padmasana. If a woman is facing any issues relating to menstrual discomfort, all those will be taken care if you are practicing Padmasana regularly. Along with this, Padmasana also helps a woman during her pregnancy as it makes the birthing process easy for them. It also improves your overall personality because it help in improving your posture. It helps you in focusing and also improves your concentration. Experts say that Padmasana has been known to cure patients of Sciatica. Scaiatica is a condition wherein the patient feels numbness, pain, and weakness in legs. This asana also helps in stretching ligaments and tendons around your knees and ankles, and it also helps in stimulating blood flow to your pelvis and spine region.
Do you do Vrksanasa and Padmasana?