Yoga in Sanskrit means ‘unity’ – being one with your spirit, mind, and body. That’s why the ancient practice of yoga, which has existed for thousands of years, encompasses not only physical activities, static postures (asanas), and breathing exercises to keep our bodies healthy, but also a number of spiritual practices like meditation and mindfulness. But if you don’t have time for an in-depth study of yoga, don’t despair. You can start at home with some easy asanas and see how it works for you. Here are 8 yoga poses to boost your immunity, flexibility, and mood.
Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
This may seem like a very simple stance, but once you master it, aligning all your body parts into one straight line, you’ll find out that it somehow feels unnatural. That happens because most of the time we slouch, sit in weird positions, and lack flexibility due to sedentary work and not enough movement. This is the basic pose for whatever asanas you do later and it will immediately show you whether you have any issues with your spine.