Yoga is the most effective and traditional method to lead a healthy life. It helps in toning the whole body. It makes your body more flexible and provides strength to your body. Yoga is also the best natural way to treat body pain. Anyone suffering from a headache, joint pain, back pain or any other body pain can rely on yoga for treatment. Here are few yoga asanas that can help you treat body pain naturally. These yoga asanas will not only cure body pain but will also give other health benefits. The best time to perform these yoga asanas is early with an empty stomach. If you do not have enough time in the morning then you can also practice them in the evening but your stomach should be empty. Read on know some yoga asanas to cure body pain and also know their other health benefits.
Bow pose also known as Dhanurasana is a very basic yoga posture which is best known for its multiple health benefits. It is a very easy yoga asana which will stretch your whole body very well. Benefits of Dhanurasana are:
- Reduces joint pain
- Relieves back pain
- Prevents menstrual cramps
- Acts as a stress reliever
- Improves gut health
- Improves blood circulation
- Aids weight loss
- Increases flexibility
Lie straight on the floor on your stomach. Now lift your upper body as well as your legs. Bend your knees and raise your hands backward. Now grab your ankles with your both hands. Pull your legs and hands upwards as much as possible. Hold this position for 15 to 20 seconds and look straight throughout the asana. Later come back to the starting position. Repeat this three times a day for effective results.
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Seated forward bend pose
It is commonly known as Paschimottanasana. This asana involves almost every body part and stretches the body very well. This asana is a good pain reliever but is also known for controlling diabetes and high blood pressure. Some benefits of Paschimottanasana are:
- Prevents headache
- Treats digestive disorders
- Cures back pain
- Reduces shoulder and neck pain
- Reduces fat around the abdomen
- Improves mental health
- Strengthens leg muscles
Sit straight on the floor with your legs stretched out in from of you. Now inhale deeply and raise your arms upwards, over your head. Exhale and bend forward. Try to touch your touch with your hands. Keep your head down on your knees. Do not lift your knees during this asana. In the starting, you might not be able to touch your toes but after some days of regular practice, you would be able to touch your toes. Hold this posture for 20 to 30 seconds and then come back to the starting position. Practice this asana daily for better results.
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Triangle pose is good for the whole body. It is excellent for the muscles of the lower body. It is also called trikonasana. Some benefits of Trikonasana are:
- Reduces joint pain especially knee pain
- Strengthens arms and thighs
- Treats shoulder pain
- Cures back pain
- Stimulates spinal nerves
- Enhances gut health
- Treats neck sprains
- Strengthens ankles
- Tones ligaments of arms and legs
Stand straight with your feet one leg-length apart. Pull your right foot completely outwards. Now keep your both arms straight on your sides, parallel to the ground with palms facing down. Bend your body towards the right to reach your right foot. Now place your right hand next to your right foot. Your left arm should be extended upwards and look at your left hand. Hold this position for 30 seconds and then do the same with the left hand.
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