10 Best Yoga For Happiness And Relaxation {Beginner Guide}

Yoga for happiness and relaxation

Our body, mind, emotions are key to maintaining happiness and excellent health. The primary advantage of yoga is a healthy life and when happiness and relaxation are all around us, then only we can live a blissful life. If we are surrounded by external and internal diseases then we can never live a healthy life. If you are inside and Yoga works from inside our body.

Sometimes situations arise with us that makes us tense, which is an extremely acute problem nowadays. Some people can not even rise from the stress of the previous day. If the beginning of our day starts with stress, then it is unreliable for our health. If we practice yoga and pranayama every day, then we can sidestep or face such situations with the happiness.

Practice the one which you like or want to try, or try them all and find out which one suit you more.

List of Yoga for Happiness and Relaxation

Let’s discuss all of them one by one.

Mudra for Happiness and Relaxation

All these yoga practices are for instant happiness and relaxation.

Dhyan Mudra:

Our five fingers represent five elements of this universe. In Dhyana Mudra, we connect the top of the thumb and index finger. The thumb represents the fire, and the index finger represents the air. The concentration and happiness of the mind increase by sitting in this position.

How to do:

  • First of all sits in the Padmasana, which is a meditative posture.
  • Your spinal cord should be straight.
  • Leave your shoulders loose.
  • Instantly connect your thumb and index finger tops and focus on your whole body to make it tension free.
  • Now focus your mind on the Agya Chakra (between your eyebrows).
  • Sit in this position for 5-10 min or more.

Pranayama for Happiness and Relaxation

Naad Yoga:

In the Naad Yoga, we chant the AAM sound. This sound is composed of 3 sounds AA, UU, and MM. These three sounds are known as universal sounds because together with these three sounds, we can produce numerous types of sounds. If you chant these 3 sounds with alert then many aspects and parts of your body become energetic.

Below are instructions for practicing this yoga. When doing all of these sounds, pay attention to which part of your body is trembling.

How to do:

  • Sit down comfortably in a mat.
  • Keep your palms facing upwards and keep them on your thighs.
  • Open your mouth and make AAAAAAAAA sound.
  • Leave the breath out completely while producing the sound.
  • Do these seven times.
  • Now make OOOOOOOO sound by making your lips globular.
  • Again leave the breath completely while producing the sound.
  • Do these seven times.
  • Now make MMMMMMM… sound by making your mouth closed.

Bhastrika Pranayama:

It is the simplest breathing technique in which we deeply inhale and exhale. By doing this Pranayam, the level of oxygen in our bodies increases, which gives happiness to our mind and body. Practice this Pranayam only for 2 min (not more than that) every day. While practicing this pranayama keep a little smile on your face.

How to do:

  • Sit in a comfortable pose i.e Padmasana, Sukhasana or Siddhasana.
  • Close your eyes and focus on Agya Chakra (between your eyebrows).
  • Take a deep breath and then inhale completely.
  • Repeat this for 2 min.

Precautions:

  • Do not practice this Pranayam for more than 2 min.
  • Do not apply any pressure while breathing, do it reliably.
  • If you have a cough and cold then do not practice it.

Anulom Vilom Pranayama

Anulom Vilom Pranayama

This pranayama is also known as an alternative nostrils breathing because in it we breathe with a nostril and then release it from the other nostril. There are several benefits of Anulom Vilom in which one is mind relaxation. It also purifies our nerves.

How to do:

  • Site in a comfortable pose.
  • Place your right-hand thumb on your right nostril (not inside your nostril) and inhale deeply from left nostril.
  • Now remove the thumb from your right nostril and place your ring and middle finger on your left nostril and exhale completely from your right nostril. This is one round.
  • Repeat this for 10-15 min.

Precautions:

  • Always starts from your left nose and also end with the left nostril.
  • Close your mouth while practicing this Pranayam.

Bhramari Breathing

Bhramari Pranayama

Bhramari is a Sanskrit word that originated from a black bee of India. In this pranayama, we inhale and while exhaling we produce sound like a bee. In English, it is known as bee breathing Pranayam technique.

How to do:

  • Sit in a comfortable posture.
  • Place your both thumbs in your ears (not inside), index fingers above the eyebrows, and rest three fingers on your eyes.
  • Take a deep breath and exhale. While exhaling makes a sound like a bee.
  • Repeat this 5-10 times.

Yoga Asana for Happiness and Relaxation

Sun Salutation

Surya Namaskar is one of the most effective Yoga practice. There are 12 exercises in one round of Surya Namaskar. Surya Namaskar is a very good yoga practice for the body. It enhances the brightness of our face and promotes happiness.

12 poses of Surya Namaskar:

  • Pranamasana
  • Hastauttasana
  • Hasta Padasana
  • Aswan Sanchalanasana
  • Dandasana
  • Ashtanga Ashana
  • Bhujangasana
  • Parvatasana
  • Aswan Sanchalanasana
  • Hasta Padasana
  • Hastauttasana
  • Pranamasana

Savasana

Savasana is one of the easiest Asana. The best time to practice this Asana is at night. It helps your in better sleep, it calms your mind. Lie down straight on your bed, keep a slight difference between your feet and the palms should be facing upwards. After this, you have to pay attention to every part of your body from bottom to top and make tension free all the parts. You can also play light chanting music during this.

Adho Mukha Savanasana

While doing this asana, we make the pose like a dog when he leans down and stretches itself. This is a Sanskrit word, where the Adho means Forward, Mukha means the Face, Savan means Dog and the meaning of Asana is the Pose. This pose is very easy to do even for a beginner.

Headstand Pose

This posture is known as capillary because in it we stand on our head, which accelerates blood flow in the brain.  This yoga pose is very beneficial in a headache and stress and gives us instant happiness.

Choosing a Right Time and Duration

Now the question is what is the best time to practice these yogic exercises. According to yoga science, the best time to practice any yogic exercise is before the sunrise.

If it is very difficult for you to get up in the morning then there is another way for you, you can practice yoga anytime before 8 o’clock.

Savasana is a practice that you can do even after the meal. Any other above yoga cannot be practiced immediately after the meal, give a gap of 4-5 hours and then you can practice.

Yoga is a very powerful key to happiness. You only have to give 30-45 minutes of your day for yoga and it will completely change your life.

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