Yoga And Anatomy

Apart from the spiritual freedom and peace, yoga is used to alleviate different health problems, reduce stress and make the spine supple in contemporary times. It is also used as a complete therapy and exercise for mind and body. Different yoga poses (asanas) focuses on different anatomical parts. Yoga also focuses on various ailments.

In the west, the term yoga is widely used but associated with Hata yoga and asana, as a form of exercise. Where it has been using purely as a form of exercise, its profound benefit of mental, physical and spiritual awareness. Many of the Western countries believe that the long-term practice of yoga improves musculo-skeletal, different anatomical parts and mental health and also prevent different disease, such as Asthma, Back pain, Spinal pain, Diabetes and more. Regular YOGA practice increase brain GABA levels and improve mood and anxiety.

Yoga and Anatomical Focus:

Yoga is very effective for all persons, for any age. yoga is not only prevent various health diseases but also focus and strengthen different anatomical parts of our body. But each of the yoga has its different style and pose, though it is very much important to know what and how every style or pose of yoga need to apply to get the overall benefits. Though there are various styles or posses of yoga are available, posses are applying in the yoga at present time are really hard to count. Many style or poses are there.

Different yoga poses / asanas focus on various anatomical parts. Even each yoga pose / asana focuses on different parts of human body. Every single yoga helps us to get different benefits and helps to prevent various diseases.

Yoga Poses (Asanas)

The below mentioned Yoga Poses or Asanas focus on Buttocks, Chest Digestive system, Arches, Foot, Groins, Hamstring, Heart, Hips, Intestines, kidneys, knees etc.

Arm pressure pose (Bhujapidasana), Firefly Pose (Tittibhasana), Crocodile Pose (Makarasana), Eight angle pose (Astavakrasana)Peacock pose (Mayurasana), Side Plank Pose (Vasisthasana), Scorpion pose (Vrischikasana)

The below mentioned Yoga Poses or Asanas focus on Buttocks, Chest, diaphragm, Digestive system / Organs, Hamstring, Arches, Arms etc.

Accomplished Pose (Siddhasana), Arm Pressing Posture (Bhujapidasana), Balancing Stick Pose (Tuladandasana), Bharadvaja’s Twist (Bharadvajasana I), Bow Pose (Dhanurasana), Big Toe Pose (Padangusthasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

The below mentioned Yoga Poses or Asanas focus on Abdomen, Ankles, Arches, Arms, Bladder, Brain, Buttocks, Chest, Claves, Diaphragm, Digestive Organs, Foot, Groins, Hamstring etc.

Camel Pose (Ustrasana), Chair Pose (Utkatasana), Crane Pose (Bakasana), Crocodile Pose (Makarasana), Corn Tree Pose (Vrksasana), Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana)Downward Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana), Dolphin Plank Pose 

The below mentioned Yoga Poses or Asanas focus on intestines, Legs, Liver, Lower-back, Hips, Digestive Organs, Hamstring, Buttocks etc.

Eagle Pose (Garudasana), Easy Pose (Sukhasana), Extended Hand To Big Toe Pose (Utthita Hasta Padangustana), Extended Side Angle Pose (Utthita Parsvakonasana), Eight-Angle Pose (Astavakrasana)

The below mentioned Yoga Poses or Asanas focus on Hands and fingers, Heart, Hips, Intestines, kidneys, knees, Legs, Liver, Lower-back etc.

Feathered Peacock Pose (Pincha Mayurasana), Fish Pose (Matsyasana), Four Limbed Staff Pose (Chaturanga Dandasana), Firefly Pose (Tittibhasana)

The below mentioned Yoga Poses or Asanas focus on Neck, Ovaries, Pituitary, Shoulder, Thighs, Thyroid, Wrists etc.

Ganesha Mudra, Garland Pose (Malasana), Gate Pose (Parighasana), Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana), Half Tortoise Pose (Ardha Kurmasana), Hero Pose (Virasana) 

The below mentioned Yoga Poses or Asanas focus on Lungs, Neck, Ovaries, Pelvis, Pituitary, Prostate Gland, Shoulder, Spine, Thighs, Thyroid, Upper-back, Uterus, Wrists etc.

Half Frog Pose (Ardha Bhekasana), Hare Pose (Shashankasana), Heron Pose (Krounchasana), Handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana)

The below mentioned Yoga Poses or Asanas focus on Pituitary, Prostate Gland, Shoulder, Thyroid, Uterus, Upper-back, Neck, Pelvis, Wrists etc.

Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose (Viparita Karani), Lord of the Dance Pose (Natarajasanal), Lotus Pose (Padmasana), Low Lunge (Anjaneyasana), Monkey Pose (Hanumanasana), Mountain Pose (Tadasana), Noose Pose (Pasasana)

The below mentioned Yoga Poses or Asanas focus on Intestines, kidneys, knees, Legs, Liver, Lower-back, Lungs, Neck, Ovaries, Pelvis, Pituitary, Prostate Gland etc.

Peacock Pose (Mayurasana), Plough Pose (Halasana), Raised Foot Pose (Uttanpadasana), Reclining Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana), Revolved Abdomen Pose (Jathara Parivartanasana), Revolved Twist (Jathara Parivritta), Revolved Side Angle Pose (Parivrtta Parsvakonasana)

The below mentioned Yoga Poses or Asanas focus on kidneys, knees, Legs, Liver, Lower-back, Lungs, Neck, Ovaries, Pelvis, Pituitary, Prostate Gland etc.

Scale Pose (Tolasana), Standing Split (Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana), Tree Pose (Vrikshasana)Warrior I Pose (Virabhadrasana I), Warrior II Pose (Virabhadrasana II) Butterfly Pose (Purna Titli Asana) 

The below mentioned Yoga Poses or Asanas focus on kidneys, knees, Legs, Liver, Lower-back, Lungs, Neck, Ovaries, Pelvis, Pituitary, Prostate Gland etc.

Supported Headstand (Salamba Sirsasana), Alternate Nostril Breathing (Anulom Vilom), Extended Puppy Pose (Uttana Shishosana), Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana)

The below mentioned Yoga Poses or Asanas focus on Pituitary, Prostate Gland, Shoulder, Spine, Thighs, Thyroid, Upper-back, Diaphragm, Digestive Organs, Foot, Groins etc.

Head To Knee Forward Bend (Janu Sirsasana), Scorpion Pose (Vrischikasana), Locust Pose (Salambhasana), Side Plank Pose (Vasisthasana)

The below mentioned Yoga Poses or Asanas focus on Abdomen, Arches, Bladder, Buttocks, Digestive system, Shoulder, Spine, Thyroid gland, Uterus and wrists. etc.

Upward Bow or Wheel Pose (Urdhva Dhanurasana), Urdhva Mukha Pinch Mayurasana, Wind Removing Pose (Pavanamuktasana) 

We have given Top 10 Yoga Poses (Asanas) for Men and Women that can be good for overall health benefits and focus almost important parts of body (Anatomical focus).

Top 10 Yoga Poses for Men

Tree Pose (Vrksasana)

Tree Pose, or Vrksasana, aimed to perfect the balance and focus of mind. In this pose, the lower body provides the support for the upper body as the body stands with grace and strength. This pose improves balance, poise, posture, concentration, increases the range of motion in your hips, deepens the thorax, strengthens your ankles and tones the muscles of the legs, back and chest.

Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I)

Veerabhadrasana or Virabhadrasana is one of the most popular yoga postures which adds beauty and courage to one’s yoga practice. The asana is pronounced as Vee- Ra- Bha- Dra-aasana. It means, Veera – vigorous, warrior, courageous; Bhadra – good, auspicious; Asana – Posture.

Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

Adho Mukha Svanasana is another name of downward facing dog pose yoga. This yoga is included a handstand, forward bend and inversion pose. ‘Adho’ means downward, ‘Mukha’ means face, and ‘Svana’ means dog. There are so many ways to perform downward facing dog yoga depending on starting position.

High Lunge (Crescent Lunge)

Want to learn crescent lunge pose? Bring your hands onto your right knee and directly over your right ankle. Inhale and raise your arms above your head. Exhale deeper and forward into the lung, bend the right knee as much as you can. You can take the spine into a back bend whether that feels you comfortable. Inhale to bring the front knee back over the ankle. Now repeat on the left side.

Boat Pose (Navasana)

In the entire yoga style, Boat Pose is very popular. This Boat Pose you will see your entire body takes a shape like a boat. If you try to do this yoga pose, you need to lie flat on your back on the floor with both of your arms by your side.  It should be seen like 45 degrees.

Locust (Salabhasana)

Locust pose is one of the most popular yoga pose in the entire yoga style. This pose is also known as Salabhasana or Shalabhasana or Grasshopper Pose. It is known as Grasshopper Pose, because the name of this yoga comes from the Sanskrit words “Shalabh” means “Grasshopper”. 

Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana)

Mountain pose (Tadasana)

In Sanskrit “Tadasana” is also known as “The Mountain Pose”. The asana or pose can make you like a mountain by standing and helps you to become steady. This pose is a basic one in the form of many standing yoga pose in the entire yoga style.  This yoga pose calms your brain. Helpful to relieve fatigue and stress, good for backache problems, insomnia, sinusitis and infertility.

Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

The Bridge pose is another name of construction of a bridge. The legs and the hips do most of the work which helps in rejuvenating tired feet. Line on the ground with your knees bent, fit your knees together and arms on your side, and touch your palm on the floor.

Top 10 Yoga Poses for women

Child pose (Sishuasana)

Start in a kneeling position, now drop your butt toward your heels as you stretch the rest of your body and forward. When you are in a fully stretch position, rest your arms in a flexible and relaxed position along the floor, rest your stomach comfortably on top of your thighs, and now rest your forehead on your yoga mat. Gently press your chest on your thighs and hold for a few seconds. It helps you to calm down the nervous system, relieves constipation and deeply relax for the your back.

Downward-facing dog (Adho Mukha Savasana)

Down dog pose is an another name of downward-facing dog pose. In Sanskrit, down dog pose is called as Adho mukha savasana. So the benefit or the steps of down dog pose is as same as downward facing dog pose. It releases tension from your spine, stretches your hamstrings, calves, arches, hands. It improves your digestive system and relieves back pain, headaches, insomnia and fatigue. It decreases back pain by strengthening your entire back and shoulder girdle. It extends shoulders and shoulder blade area.

Warrior II (Veerabhadrasana)

Veerabhadrasana or Virabhadrasana is one of the most popular yoga postures which adds beauty and courage to one’s yoga practice. No doubt this pose is helpful in many ways. If you want to practice this pose to get the entire benefits of this yoga pose. Keep practicing. The asana or the yoga pose is pronounced as Vee- Ra- Bha- Dra-aasana. It means, Veera – vigorous, warrior, courageous; Bhadra – good, auspicious; Asana – Posture.

Plank pose / Side Plank Pose (Vasisthasana)

Side Plank Pose or Vasisthasana is one of the most popular pose in the entire yoga style. Though, this full version of the pose is practiced with the top leg raised surface to the ground. That posture is quite advanced but we are giving some easy way to practice this pose that anyone can start practicing this yoga pose.  It helps you to stretches and strengthens your wrists. This yoga pose is very good to give strength for your abdomen and legs.

Tree pose (Vriksasana)

Tree Yoga Pose or Vriksasana. The name comes from the words vriksa or vriksha  meaning “tree” and asana meaning “posture”. Tree Pose, or Vrksasana, aimed to perfect the balance and focus of mind. In this pose, the lower body provides the support for the upper body as the body stands with grace and strength.  This pose improves balance, poise, posture, concentration, increases the range of motion in your hips, deepens the thorax, strengthens your ankles and tones the muscles of the legs, back and chest.

Garland pose (Malasana)

Garland Pose is also called Malasana (Sanskrit). This pose is called Excretion Pose or Relieving Pose. Mala means – dirt or rubbish. This pose helps to purify our body from dirt, rubbish or filth. This yoga pose is very much beneficial for physical and moral and for any bodily excretion or secretion. This asana or yoga is a simple pose designed to help relieve stress and increase your focus. Practicing this pose regularly can help you to relieve menstrual discomfort, helps to improve your balance and opens your hips.

Boat pose (Paripurna Asana)

In the entire yoga style, Boat Pose is very popular. This Boat Pose you will see your entire body takes a shape like a boat.  This pose will help to reduce fat from your belly, improve the digestion; will improve to function of your kidney, liver, thyroids and prostate glands effectively. It improves blood circulation and also strengthens your abdominal muscles.

Bridge pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

The Bridge pose is another name of construction of a bridge. The legs and the hips do most of the work which helps in rejuvenating tired feet.  After a certain time you will feel flexible and alert in both body and mind. This back-bend will open your chest up and keep your spinal cord more flexible. It improves digestion, helps relieve symptoms of menopause, reduce backache and headache.

Half lord of the fishes

Fierce pose

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