Celebrate SG50 With These 50 Basic Yoga Poses & Their Benefitsfd

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Celebrate #SG50 IntheLoop style, as we compile these 50 yoga poses and their benefits!

Celebrate SG50 With These 50 Basic Yoga Poses & Their Benefits
  1. Tadasana (mountain pose): Improves posture by strengthening thighs, abdomen, back, knees and ankles.
  1. Uttanasana (standing forward bend): Stretches hamstrings, calves, hips and spine. Strengthens knees and thighs.
  1. Adhomukha Svanasana (downward-facing dog): Tones legs, stretches shoulders, arms, relaxes the mind. Relieves headache, insomnia, backpain and fatigue.
  1. Bhujangasana (cobra pose): Strengthens lower back and spine. Stretches chest, shoulders and abdomen. Firms buttocks, stimulates abdominal organs. Opens heart and lungs.
  1. Vriksasana (tree pose): Strengthens calves, thighs, ankles and spine. Stretches inner thighs, groin, chest and shoulders. Improves sense of balance. Trains concentration.
  1. Utthita Trikonasana (extended triangle pose): Stretches and strengthens thighs, knees, ankles. Stretches hips, groin, hamstrings, calves, shoulders, chest and spine. Stimulates abdominal organs.
  1. Virabhadrasana 1 (warrior 1 pose): Tones abdominal muscles, legs, hips. Strengthens back muscles and relieves backache.
  1. Virabhadrasana 2 (warrior 2 pose): Strengthens legs, stretches shoulders, shoulder blades and arms. Tones abdominal organs.
  1. Utthita Parsvakonasana (extended side angle pose): Stretches and strengthens legs, knees and ankles. Stretches hips, spine, waist, chest and shoulders. Stimulates abdominal organs.
  1. Utkatasana (chair pose): Strengthens ankles, thighs, calves and spine. Stretches shouders and chest. Stimulates abdominal organs, diaphragm and heart.
  1. Padangustasana (big toe pose): Stretches thighs, hamstrings and calves. Stimulates liver and kidneys. Improves digestion. Calms the mind, relieves stress and anxiety.
  1. Dandasana (staff pose): Stretches shoulders and chest. Strengthens back muscles. Improves posture.
  1. Paschimottanasana (seated forward bend): Stimulates ovaries and uterus. Soothes adrenal glands, activates liver. Tones abdominal organs and helps detox the body.
  1. Janu Sirsasana (one-legged forward bend): Helps correct curvature of spine. Tones abdominal organs, stretches spine, hamstrings and hips.
  1. Baddha Konasana (bound angle pose): Stretches inner thighs, groin and knees, stimulates ovaries and prostate gland, bladder and kidneys. Stimulates heart, imrpvoes general circulation.
  1. Supta Baddha Konasana (reclining bound angle pose): Stretches inner thighs, groin and knees. Stimulates heart and improves general circulation. Relieves stress, mild depression.
  1. Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana (revolved head-to-knee pose): Stretches spine, shoulders, hamstrings. Stimulates abdominal organs. Improves digestion.
  1. Dhanurasana (bow pose): Stretches chest, throat, belly, ankles, thighs, abdomen, deep hip flexors. Strengthens the back muscles. Impvoes posture. Stimulates organs of the abdomen and neck.
  1. Garudasana (eagle pose): Strengthens and stretches calves and ankles. Stretches thighs, hips, shoulder and upper back. Improves sense of balance. Trains concentration.
  1. Ustrasana (camel pose): Stretches the chest, thoat, belly, ankles, thighs, hips and deep hip flexors. Strengthens back muscles. Improves posture. Stimulates organs of the abdomen and neck.
  1. Utthita Hasta Padangustasana (extended hand-to-big-toe pose): Strengthens legs and ankles. Stretches back of the legs. Improves sense of balance.
  1. Natarajasana (lord of the dance pose): stretches shoulders, chest, thighs, hips and abdomen. Strengthens legs and ankles. Improves sense of balance.
  1. Ardha Chandrasana (half moon pose): Strengthens abdomen, ankles, thighs, buttocks and spine. Stretches hips, hamstrings, calves, shoulders, chest and spine. Improves coordination and sense of balance.
  1. Vasisthasana (side plank pose): Strengthens arms, belly, legs and wrists. Strengthens ankles and muscles in the legs. Improves sense of balance.
  1. Matsyasana (fish pose): Stretches deep hip flexors, intercostals muscles between the ribs. Stretches the belly and neck. Stimulates organs of the belly and neck. Strengthens upper back and back of neck. Improves posture.
  1. Sphinx pose: Strengthens spine, stretches chest, lungs, shoulders and abdomen. Firms buttocks. Stimulates abdominal organs. Helps relieve stress.
  1. Urdhva dhanurasana (wheel pose): Stretches chest and lungs. Strengthens arms, wrists, legs, buttocks, belly and spine. Stimulates thyroid and pituitary glands. Increases energy and counteracts depression.
  1. Camatkarasana (wild thing): Opens chest, lungs, shoulders, hips flexors and thighs. Strengthens shoulders and upper back.
  1. Virabhadrasana 3 (warrior 3 pose): Strenthens muscles of the back and shoulders, ankles, legs. Tones the abdomen. Improves posture and sense of balance.
  1. Plank pose: Strengthens arms, wrist and spine. Tones abdomen.
  1. Chaturanga Dandasana (four-limbed staff pose): Strengthens arms, wrists, shoulders and shoulder blades. Tones abdomen.
  1. Tolasana (scale pose): Strengthens wrists, arms and abdomen.
  1. Balasana (child’s pose): Gently stretches hips, thighs and ankles. Calms the mind, helps relieve stress and fatigue.
  1. Salabhasana (locust pose): Strengthens spine, buttocks, backs of arms and legs. Stretches the chest, shoulders, abdominals and thighs. Improves posture. Stimulates abdominal organs.
  1. Marjaryasana (cat pose): Stretches upper back and neck. Gently massages the spine and abdominal organs.
  1. Bilitasana (cow pose): Stretches chest and neck. Gently massages the spine and abdominal organs.
  1. Navasana (boat pose): Strengthens abdomen, hip flexors and spine. Stretches legs. Stimulates kidneys, thyroid and prostate glands and intestines. Improves digestion.
  1. Bakasana (Crow pose): Strengthens arms, wrists and abdominals. Opens hips. Stretches upper back.
  1. Ananda Balasana (happy baby pose): Gently stretches hips and spine. Calms the mind, helps relieve stress and fatigue.
  1. Gomukhasana (cow face pose): Stretches ankles, hips, thighs, shoulders, triceps and chest.
  1. Sukhasana (easy pose): Calms the mind, strengthens back, stretches knees and ankles.
  1. Virasana (hero pose): Stretches thighs, knees and ankles. Strengthens the arches. Improves digestion and relieve gas.
  1. Padmasana (lotus pose): Stimualtes pelvis, spine, abdomen and bladder. Stretches ankles and knees. Calms the mind.
  1. Upavistha Konasana (wide angled seated forward bend): Stretches the insides and back of legs, and spine. Strengthens the spine. Stimulates abdominal organs. Calms the mind.
  1. Hanumasana (monkey pose): Stretches hamstrings, thighs and hips. Stimulates abdominal organs.
  1. Salamba Sirsasana (supported headstand): Strengthens arms, legs, spine and belly. Stimulates pituitary and pineal glands. Calms the mind and helps relieve stress.
  1. Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand): Strengths arms, shoulders wrists. Stretches abdominals. Improves sense of balance. Calms the mind and helps relieve stress.
  1. Sarvangasana (shoulder stand): Stretches shoulders and neck. Tones legs, buttocks and belly. Stimulates thyroid and prostate glands and abdominal organs. Calms the mind and helps relieve stress.
  1. Halasana (plough pose): Stimulates abdominal organs and thyroid gland. Stretches shoulders and spine. Calm the mind. Reduces stress and fatigue.
  1. Savasana (corpse pose): Relaxes the body. Calms the mind and helps relieve stress and mild depression. Lowers blood pressure.