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World Health Day 2023: 5 Yoga Poses That Will Boost Your Physical As Well As Mental Health

Every year on April 7, people around the world celebrate World Health Day. It raises awareness of a particular health issue that affects people all over the world each year. The World Health Organization (WHO) was established on April 7, 1948, and today is the organization’s founding anniversary. The theme of World Health Day in 2023 is “Health For All” in honour of WHO’s 75th anniversary.

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The proverb “Health is Wealth” is always true. A quality life that is fulfilled and happy can be greatly enhanced by maintaining physical and mental fitness. To stay healthy, regular exercise is crucial. Yoga is regarded as a holistic form of exercise that has numerous positive effects on health. Yoga can be started at any age, which is one of its biggest advantages, says Himalayan Siddhaa Akshar, founder of Akshar Yoga Institutions, when discussing the advantages of regular practise. In addition to causing noticeable changes to the physical body’s outside, such as toning, body conditioning, and weight loss or gain, yoga asanas nourish from the inside out (as required). It alters how various organs, including the heart, liver, and kidney,  and pancreas, by massaging them. Regular practise will help one maintain their composure, sharpen their attention, and develop their physical and mental stamina.”

1. Sukhasana – Happy Pose

– Sit in an upright position with both legs stretched out in Dandasana
– Fold the left leg and tuck it inside the right thigh
– Then fold the right leg and tuck it inside the left thigh
– Place your palms on the knees
– Sit erect with your spine straight

2. Dandasana

– Start in a seated position and stretch your legs out forward.
– Join your legs bringing your heels together
– Keep your back straight
– Tighten the muscles of your pelvis, thighs and calves
– Look ahead
– Place your palms beside your hips on the floor to support your spine
– Relax your shoulders
– Hold this asana for 30 seconds

3. Ardha Padmasana

– Begin with Sukhasana
– Place your right foot on your left thigh facing upwards
– Push your knees to the floor
– Straighten your back and place your palms on your knees facing upwards
– Hold this asana for a while
– Repeat the same on the other side

4. Padmasana

– Sit in Ardha Padmasana with your right foot over your left thigh
– Lift your left foot and place it on your right thigh facing up
– Pull your feet closer to your hips
– Drop your knees to the floor
– Place your palms on your knees facing up
– Hold the asana for a while
– Repeat with the other leg

5. Padahastasana

– Begin by standing in Samasthithi
– Exhale and gently bend your upper body down from the hips and touch  your nose to your knees
– Place palms on either side of feet
– As a beginner, you may have to bend your knees slightly to accomplish this.
– With practice, slowly straighten your knees and try to touch your chest to  your thighs


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