Yoga can be described as an art and science too. It holds the ability of affecting us at every level: physical, mental, spiritual.
Research published in Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine examined an connection between practicing yoga and an increase in brain Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA)-ergic activity.
Few yoga poses can even help you change your body’s chemistry and make you feel better.
Here is the list:
Standing with your right foot resting on your left thigh, find your balance by grounding through your left foot. Bring your hands together in front of your chest. Reach your arms upwards towards the sky.
Downward Facing Dog
Start on all fours, with hands under your shoulders. Curl your toes, take a breath, and, as you exhale, press into your hands, lifting your hips back. Holding the pose, keep your spine straight and your weight resting evenly between the legs and arms.
Bring hands, palms down, under butt, keeping forearms on the ground and parallel. Bend elbows and lean on forearms, pressing them into the floor. Lift chest up toward the ceiling so back is arched. Bring elbows toward each other so they are about shoulder-width apart. Allow your head to relax down toward the ground until it touches the mat.
Kneel with knees slightly apart and crawl hands forward, arms long and in front of you, allowing forehead to rest on the ground. Breathe here for 5 or more deep breaths.