international day of Yoga

As a network marketer in pursuit of success, your day is likely filled with activity, as you work on your plans to achieve your goals, meet with people, make presentations, brainstorm with your team, and much more. While it is great to have the drive and the single-minded focus to go after your dreams, very often many of you fall prey to the side effect of your busy lives – STRESS!

More often than not, stress gets in the way of your success. From early aging to heart problems, the effects of long-term stress can damage your health in irreversible ways.

Health is Wealth, may be an old adage, but a very true one, for what is the point of wealth if you do not have the health to enjoy the fruits of your labour!

Engaging in regular physical activity or following a consistent exercise program can go a long way in helping you beat the effects of stress, and develop a healthier body and mind in the process.

One of the most effective ways to reduce your stress levels is by practicing Yoga. Of all the gifts India has given to the world, Yoga is perhaps one of the most popular, cutting across age, race, culture and gender. Contrary to popular belief, Yoga is not just an exercise; it is a 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice that aims to transform the body and mind.

Recognizing its universal appeal, the United Nations General Assembly adopted an India-led resolution in 2014 declaring June 21 as International Day of Yoga to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of Yoga.

Yoga positions, called asanas, are the basic physical part of a yoga practice. Today, to make the International Day of Yoga, we want to share with you these simple Asanas that will not just help you reduce stress but also improve mindfulness.

Grab your Yoga mat and try these 5 popular Yoga asanas.

Balasana

More commonly known as the Child’s pose, it helps reduce stress and anxiety levels. It stretches out and lengthens the spine while releasing tension in the chest, back and shoulders. It also promotes blood circulation throughout the body and calms both the body and the mind.

balasana yoga

Garudasana 

Also known as the Eagle Pose, in addition to being great for stress relief, this asana also helps the performance of the kidneys and helps alleviate urinary problems. This asana will help you improve concentration and recover a sense of balance in your body.

Garudasana

Viparita Karani

Also known as the Leg-Up-The-Wall pose, this is one of the most calming and grounding poses, especially after intense physical activity. It is believed to slow the aging process, improve digestion, regulate blood flow and alleviate menstrual cramps in women. QNET Brand Ambassador Martina Hingis is a strong proponent of this Yoga Pose.

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viparita karani yoga

Marjariasana

Also called the Cat Pose it is known to increase flexibility in the spine and back. This asana helps tone the abdomen and improve circulation of blood and oxygen in the body. The stretching effectively reduces stress and anxiety.

cat pose yoga

Savasana

The Corpse pose is one of the most relaxing poses in Yoga, yet one of the hardest. It requires you to be fully conscious while lying still, not something many of us can do with ease. It aids in relaxing your entire body and relieving any tension in the muscles. Savasana is known to calm the mind and even help those with insomnia.

shavasana yoga

Do you have a favorite yoga pose for stress relief? Share your thoughts in the comments and let us know if this article was helpful. 

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