Winter yoga asanas: These five exercises can warm up your body

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New Delhi : Yoga or asanas offers unlimited benefits to body and mind. Ancient Indian science says that Yoga can build protective layer to provide you with the warmth and the strength to fight common infections. There are certain exercises which can be widely practiced as a natural tool to stay fit and healthy. 

To help you keep infectious-free in winter months, we have listed some best yoga asanas that can keep your mind and body in tip-top shape, boost your immunity, and help fight the common cold, flu and other viral diseases. Take a look below

  • Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)

This yoga pose can help fight indigestion, which is common in winter. It stretches your lower back, hamstrings and hips. It also tones and massages the shoulders, abdominal and pelvic organs. This pose can help relieve menstrual discomfort and improve sleep.

  • Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

It improves blood circulation and tones the abdominal muscles.  Bhujangasana is a great exercise to improve posture and flexibility of the middle and upper back.

  • Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

An excellent workout to tone the arm and leg muscles, the Bow pose can help relieve stress, anxiety among many other benefits. It can also help overcome constipation.

  • Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)

Trikonasana helps improve digestion and fight constipation. It stretches muscles around the knee, ankle joints, hips, hamstrings, calves, shoulders, chest and spine. It also reduces stress and anxiety.

  • Ardha Matsyendrasana (Seated Spinal Twist Pose)

Another great yoga exercise that enhances digestion and elimination, Ardha Matsyendrasana stretches the shoulders, hips, back, and neck while also energising the spine. It is claimed that this yoga pose can help stimulate the liver and kidneys.