Summary: Yoga is a powerful source of getting your health back on the track. The holistic practice re-energizes the being while balancing the body, mind, and soul. Yoga is really amazing for the nervous system and with the read, learn about ten effective yoga asanas to stimulate the nervous system.
Yoga is a mystical science that has the ability to treat and balance the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. In the modern world, health is being devastated in many ways – poor lifestyle habits, sedentary life, binge-eating, etc. The most common one is stress that plays a great host to plenty of ailments. Majority of us, today, have an over the active sympathetic nervous system or it can be said that, we are living in an almost continual state of fight and flight response.
The nervous system is the network of cells that transmit nerve impulses or signals to, from and between the parts of the body. Whereas Sympathetic nervous system is liable for the increase in heart rate, cortisol level, blood pressure, and muscle tension, the other branch Parasympathetic nervous system lowers the level of these issues and works on rest and reflect mode.
Nervous System surely affects the wellbeing of the body, mind, and emotions, and balance is important to maintain the overall wellbeing. So, here we have ten effective yoga asanas to stimulate your nervous system.
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A gracious pose, Vrikasana depicts the powerful stance of the trees and lets you imbibe the features of the same. The pose aids neuromuscular coordination and activates mental faculties. Stand erect on the mat with feet together and then fold the right leg from the knee and place the sole of the right foot on the inner thigh of the left leg. Join your hands overhead in Anjali Mudra, hold for a while, release and repeat the same on the other side.
A restorative pose that relaxes, eases and re-energizes the body while stimulating the nervous system. You need to sit on your knees, and then lower the torso and sit on the heels keeping your hips on it. Take your hands overhead and then fold the upper body from the hip joint. Keep the abdomen in between the thighs, forehead on the floor, hands in front of you and stay in the pose for a while.
The pose does look difficult but is really beneficial for the nervous system and its proper functioning. Lie on the mat on your back and then raise your legs over the stomach. Keep your hands on the back for the support. Continue to extend the legs as they fold over the head and hold the pose for 10-20 seconds.
One of the best asanas for the nervous system that detoxifies the body, strengthens immunity and massages the nervous system. You need to sit on the mat with your right leg crossed on the left thigh. Your right foot should touch the floor, and then bend the left leg to touch the posterior. Now put the right hand on the floor, and let your left elbow rest on the right knee. Hold the pose for 30 seconds, release and repeat on the other side.
Adho Mukha Svanasana
The pose stimulates the nervous system and increases the production of WBC. So get on the mat on your four, and then raise your hips and come to your feet creating an inverted V-shape. Ensure that your hands and shoulder, and knees and feet are in line. Keep your head in between the arms, and hold the pose for 20-30 seconds.
Supta Baddha Konasana
The pose stimulates the central nervous system and provides therapeutic effects. Get into Baddha Konasana and then begin lowering your back until it touches the ground. Your crown should touch the floor and stay in the position for 10-15 seconds.
Setu Badhasana Sarvangasana
The pose calms the nervous system and is great for the spine health. The pose connects nerve cells of the parasympathetic nervous system. Lie on the mat, fold the legs, place a hand on the back for support, and then raise the back, hips, and thighs off the mat, and hold the pose for 30 seconds.
Viparita Karani Asana
Stimulates the neurons, the pose purges toxins out from the body. You need to lie on the mat near the wall. Now keep the hands under the hips and lift the legs and place them against the wall. Let your hips also touch the wall and stay in the pose for 20 seconds.
The pose calms the brain, relieves stress, and cures mild depression. Lie flat on the mat and then place the hands on your back, now slightly raise your legs, hips and back off the floor. Balance the body on shoulders, don’t stress the neck, and hold the pose for a while.
End the session with the corpse pose, as it is designed to relax and recover the energy. All you need to do is to lie down on the mat and relax with closed eyes but don’t sleep.
Yoga keeps you fit and healthy and trying out these amazing asanas for the nervous system help you to reap all the health benefits.
Author bio: Bipin Baloni is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveller in India. He organize 200 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. Bipin Baloni conducts Yoga Teacher Training in India in different cities. He loves writing and reading books related to yoga, health, nature and the Himalayas.