International Yoga Day celebration in Mechanical department
On 21st June 2017 the International Yoga Day Celebrated in Mechanical Department of Pimpri Chinchwad Polytechnic,Which is one of best polytechnic in Pune. The idea of International Yoga Day was first proposed by the current Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi during his speech at the UNGA, on 27 September 2014.
Students performing yoga session in Mechanical department on “International Yoga day”. (BalAsana)
Bhujangasana” by students to increase Metabolism.
The first picture shows the student performing Bal-asana on International Yoga Day at Mechanical Department of Pimpri Chinchwad Polytechnic Pune. This asana gets its name from the Sanskrit words ‘bala’ that means child and ‘asana’ that means pose. This asana resembles the fetal position. It is a resting pose that focuses on the thighs and also helps to reduce back pains. If this asana is performed with a full gravitational pull, one can notice a great sense of mental, physical, and emotional balance.
What You Should Know Before You Do This Asana
Like any other yoga asana, this one too must be performed at least four to six hours after a meal. Your stomach must be empty when you practice this position. Being a resting pose, it can be practiced whenever you need to catch your breath or relax, either in the midst of your workout or afterwards.
How To Do Bal-asana
- Kneel down on the floor and touch your big toes to each other as you sit on your heels. Once you are comfortable, spread your knees hip-width apart. Inhale.
- Bend forward, and lay your torso between your thighs as you exhale.
- Now, broaden the sacrum all across the back of the pelvis, and narrow the points of your hip such that they point towards the navel. Settle down on the inner thighs.
- Stretch the tailbone away from the back of the pelvis as you lift the base of your head slightly away from the back of the neck.
- Stretch your arms forward and place them in front of you, such that they are in line with your knees. Release the fronts of your shoulder to the floor. You must feel the weight of the front shoulders pulling the blades widely across your back.
- Since this asana is a resting pose, you can stay in the pose from anywhere between 30 seconds to a few minutes.
- To release the asana, first stretch the front torso. Then, breathe in and lift from the tailbone while it pushes down into the pelvis.
The Benefits of Bal-asana
- It helps release tension in the chest, back, and shoulders.
- his asana is highly recommended, especially if you have a bout of dizziness or fatigue during the day or during your workout.
- This asana helps to reduce stress and anxiety .
- It helps to massage and flex the internal organs in the body, keeping them active and supple.
- This asana helps to stretch and lengthen the spine.
- If this asana is done with support on the head and the torso, it relieves pain in the lower back and neck.
- It helps to stretch the ankles, hips, and thighs.
- It promotes blood circulation all throughout the body.
- The tendons, muscles, and ligaments in the knee area are thoroughly stretched.
- It encourages the right way of breathing and calms both the body and the mind
The second picture shows the student performing Bhujangasana on International Yoga Day at Mechanical Department of
Pimpri Chinchwad Polytechnic. Pune. This asana gets its name from the Sanskrit words ‘Bhujanga’ that means Cobra and ‘asana’ that means pose. Bhujangasana is also called the Cobra Pose. This energizing backbend resembles the raised hood of a cobra.
What You Should Know Before You Do This Asana
You must make sure to keep your stomach and bowels empty before you practice this asana. Have your meals at least four to six hours before you do the asana so that your food gets digested and there is enough energy for you to expand during the practice. It is best to practice yoga first thing in the morning. But in the event you cannot work out in the morning, it is alright to practice it in the evening.
How To Do Bhujangasana
- Lie flat on your stomach. Place your hands on the side and ensure that your toes touch each other.
- Then, move your hands to the front, making sure they are at the shoulder level, and place your palms on the floor.
- Now, placing your body’s weight on your palms, inhale and raise your head and trunk. Note that your arms should be bent at your elbows at this stage.
- You need to arch your neck backward in an attempt to replicate the cobra with the raised hood. But make sure your shoulder blades are firm, and your shoulders are away from your ears.
- Press your hips, thighs, and feet to the floor.
- Hold the asana for about 15 to 30 seconds while breathing normally. Feel your stomach pressed against the floor. With practice, you should be able to hold the asana for up to two minutes.
- To release the pose, slowly bring your hands back to the sides. Rest your head on the ground by bringing your forehead in contact with the floor. Place your hands under your head. Then, slowly rest your head on one side and breathe.
The Benefits of The Bhujangasana
These are some amazing benefits of Bhujangasana.
- It is a deep backbend that makes the spine stronger and more flexible.
- It also tones the organs that lie in the lower abdomen.
- It stimulates the digestive, reproductive, and urinary systems.
- It helps regulate metabolism, thus balancing the weight.
- It makes the buttocks firm.
- It gives the lungs, shoulders, chest, and abdomen a good stretch.
- It works as a great stress release.
- This asana is known to open up the lungs and the heart.
- It relieves asthma.
Prof.A.B.Kulkarni & Prof.K.S.Patil
Pimpri Chinchwad Polytechnic