Baba Ramdev is a spiritual leader known for his contributions in yoga, Ayurveda, politics and agriculture. He is best known for popularising yoga among Indians and world through his mass yoga camps. He founded the Patanjali Group of Institutions. Ramdev is one of the few Yogis in the world who knows all yoga poses with its benefits.
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5 Simple Yoga Postures
Yogic Poses for Health Benefits
1. Triangle Yoga
Stand with your feet wider than hip length apart. Turn your right toes forward and left toes outward at a 45-degree angle. Keep both legs straight as your torso hinges at your hips toward the left leg as far as possible. Place your left hand above or below the left knee and extend your right up straight into the air and follow it with your eyes. You may feel tightness in your right oblique and abdomen. Hold for 10 deep breaths on each side.
2. Warrior II Yoga
Stand with your feet wider than hip length apart. Turn your right toes forward and left toes outward at a 45-degree angle. Bend your left knee so the thigh comes parallel to the mat. Keep right leg straight. Extend your arms directly out from your shoulders and follow the tips of your fingers with your eyes. They should be facing straight ahead, hovering over your left thigh. Hold for 10 deep breaths on each side.
3. Warrior III Yoga
Come into a lunge position with your right foot forward and knee bent. Put your left leg straight back and push your hips forward to bring your torso parallel with the floor. Slowly kick your left leg up to hip-height and form a straight line from the top of your head to your toes. Hold for 10 deep breaths on each side.
4. Dolphin Yoga
Forget the popular downward facing dog and try this one out. Come into a straight-arm plank with wrists under your shoulders and forearms flat on the mat. Step back and extend your legs straight back. Keep your hands in place and shift your hips up toward the sky and back. You may feel tightness in your hamstrings. Hold for 10 deep breaths.
5. Cobra Yoga
Lie face down on the floor with your hands flat and thumbs directly under your shoulders. Legs should be extended back with the tops of your feet on the floor. Press shoulders down away from your ears and raise your chest toward the wall in front of you. You may feel tightness in your abdomen. Hold for 10 deep breaths.