We all know that stretching benefits the body. Usually, women associate stretching with exercise, but you must know about what stretching is. Stretching relieves your stiff muscles, releases tension from the body, and helps you to exercise without any harm. If you do body stretching while doing yoga, then you take deep breaths and the movement of the body also increases. By taking deep breaths, your body gets more oxygen and you stay aware of your body's needs. With yoga, you not only keep your muscles flexible, rather, it also keeps your body fit and healthy. International Yoga Day 2021 is celebrated all over the world on 21st June. In such a situation, inspiration can be taken to keep your body strong and healthy through yoga. Know 6 easy yoga asanas for stretching your body

BaddhaKonasana

In this butterfly pose, you have to sit as if the butterfly has spread its wings. The fixedly bound Konasana looks as if a cobbler is doing his work. Starting with this asana helps you to do VinyasaYogasana later. You practice this yoga asana empty-handed. Sit still in this posture for 1 to 5 minutes.

Benefits of BaddhaKonasana: It stretches your inner thigh, abdominal and mid-thigh, and knee muscles and feels relaxed there. Sitting in this posture helps in keeping the ovaries and kidneys healthy. With this asana, the pain of periods becomes light and the problem of infertility is also removed. This makes delivery easier and relieves fatigue.

Bharadwajasana

This asana is named after Bharadwaj Rishi. This yoga can be done by making a simple change in the way of sitting. It is considered a moderate level Hatha Yogasana. If you sit in this posture on an empty stomach after getting fresh in the morning, then it gets maximum benefit. Sit in this posture for at least 30-60 seconds.

Benefits of Bharadvajasana: This asana stretches your shoulders, hips, and back. This improves your digestion and the process of keeping the stomach clean. It keeps your nervous system right, also gives relief to back pain and neck pain. By sitting in this posture, your mind gets peace. This yoga asana is very beneficial in carpel tunnel syndrome.

Janushirshasan

In this yoga asana, the head needs to be connected with the knee. This is the starting level of AshtangaYogasana. Do this asana on an empty stomach in the morning and after 4-6 hours of dinner. Sit in this posture for 30-60 seconds.

Benefits of Janushirshasana: Sitting in this asana strengthens your spine, nerves behind the knee, and stomach. This keeps your kidney and liver healthy. It relieves headaches and anxiety and also helps in falling asleep. It also makes you easy in weight loss.

Vasisthasana

Vashishthasana (side plank) is named after the sage Vashishta, who had a Kamdhenu cow fulfilling every wish. This is the starting stage of Hatha Yogasana. Do this asana on an empty stomach in the morning. Sit in this posture for 30 to 60 seconds.

Benefits of Vasisthasana: This asana stretches your arms, wrists, and feet. This asana helps you to maintain physical balance, strengthen the muscles of the arms and legs. This yoga asana is very good for improving concentration and focus.

Chakrasana

In Chakrasana or Wheel Pose, you need to stretch your body backward. In this, you stretch your body in the shape of a wheel. This is the starting stage of AshtangaYogasana. Do this yogasana on an empty stomach in the morning and at night after 4-6 hours of eating and drinking. Sit in this posture for one to five minutes.

Benefits of Chakrasana: Sitting in this asana strengthens the muscles of your arms, chest, and hips. This exercise is excellent for a healthy heart and is beneficial in asthma. It stimulates the thyroid and pituitary glands and reduces depression.

Anjaneyasana

When you sit in the posture of Anjaneyasana or Crescent Pose, you look like the moon starts appearing little by little after the new moon. It is somewhat similar to the posture in which Lord Hanuman is seen with a mace. Do this yoga asana on an empty stomach. Sit in this posture for at least 15-30 seconds.

Benefits of Anjaneyasana: By sitting in this asana, the nerves going from thigh to toe get relief. This strengthens your lower body. There is relief in the pain of sciatica. There is a reduction in the stiffness of the muscles of the hips and shoulders and there is a toning of the whole body.

By doing these yoga asanas, your body will become strong and healthy.