The ancient yogis were aware that alignment is the key to good posture; they knew that wrong postures disturb the anatomical alignment and cause strain and discomfort. Overtime it can lead to neck pain, back pain, knee pain, headache, respiratory problems, fatigue, anxiety and so on. But many of us are not aware that posture plays a vital role in one’s well being.
The human skeletal system is not designed for sitting on the chair or on overstuffed couches as they cause misalignment in the legs, hips, pelvis and spine and lead to various health issues. Ergonomic chairs also do not align the body properly. Sitting on the floor provides perfect alignment and strength to the legs, pelvis, hips, abdomen and spine.
Asanas are designed for the anatomy of human body. They improve alignment, stability, strength and balance; heal damages caused due to improper lifestyle. Note all the asanas mentioned in this article is recommended for people who have already been practising yoga or can be done under the guidance of an experience yoga teacher.