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Derived from the Sanskrit word yuj, Yoga means union of the individual consciousness or soul with the Universal Consciousness or Spirit.

A 5000 years old tradition, Yoga is not only a physical exercise where people turn, twist and stretch their bodies in complex ways, but according to the recent studies, these are only superficial aspects of Yoga.

The asanas have a profound impact on the mental -well being and overall spirituality of a person. 

As the world gears up to observe International Yoga Day (IYD) on June 21, you can be a part of the celebrations as well. Here are some top Yoga poses (asanas) you can try in the comfort of your home and enhance your physical and spiritual well-being.

Vrikshasana or Tree pose

Firefly Pose also known as Tittibhasana

Bhudjangasana for stronger and more flexible spine

Butterfly Asana

Apan Vayu Mudra

Uttanasana :For Knees and Thighs

Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana

Ustarasana or Camel Pose

Ujjayi Breath :For overall relaxation

Supta Virasana

Ardha Chandraasana

Pran Mudra or Pitta Naashak Mudra

Inversion Yoga

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