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Prevent The Signs Of Premature Aging With These 5 Yoga Asanas

  • By Admin
  • 21 Jun 2018

Every year, 21st June is celebrated as Yoga day worldwide. It was India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, who suggested this day to be celebrated as International Yoga Day since it is the longest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere. On this auspicious day, let's discuss one of the most important concerns of humans ''Aging''. Aging is a common phenomenon that cannot be avoided in any case. However, premature aging is something to be worried about.Yes, it's indeed true that every human has to face aging as it is a natural process and cannot be avoided at all. But, what if you observe the signs of aging before they must actually occur? Dealing with the premature signs of aging can be really disturbing. Premature aging, commonly called early aging, is when your skin observes the un-natural aging process. The causes may be many, environmental changes, pollution, irregular eating habits, medical conditions, lifestyle choices, etc. Some studies even reveal that the childhood trauma may also sometimes lead towards premature aging. Also, chronic stress is believed to be the underlying cause of the premature aging process. This Yoga day, learn the 5 Asanas to keep yourself young and delay the signs of premature aging.

1. Hastapadasana (Standing forward bend): This is one of the great poses that help you stay young. It avoids the inflexibility of the spine that comes along with the old age and even energizes the whole nervous system.

2. Simhasana (Lion pose): One of the effective yoga poses that helps in reducing the stress in the chest and face area. It even enhances the functioning of the lethargic thyroid gland. This asana also helps in stimulating the platysma- one of the flat thin muscle in front of the throat. This helps in maintaining the firmness during the aging process.

3. Matsyasana (Fish pose): This improves the posture and even stretches the deep hip flexors and muscles in between the ribs. It stimulates and stretches the muscles in the front side of the belly and the neck, hence keeping the constipation and digestion problems away.

4. Neck stretching: This simple pose of the yoga aasana is the most effective one. It has an immediate effect on the muscles of your neck and gives you an instant relief from stress and depression. Also diminishes the fat from the neckline and prevents it from sagging.

5. Veerbhadrasana (Warrior pose): Warrior pose or Veerbhadrasana helps in stretching the lungs, chest, groin, neck, and belly. It even tones and strengthens the legs, arms, and lower back. Apart from doing the above 5 yoga asanas, ensure to make healthy lifestyle choices, for instance, taking adequate sleep, eating a healthy diet, and avoiding alcohol and smoking. Also, being physically active, and performing certain stress management exercises may help you in living a youthful and healthy life. This Yoga day, gift yourself a healthy living by including the above mentioned tips in your daily routine to live a stress-free and happy life.