Yoga can relieve your symptoms of menstruation, cramps, and coughs. Yoga can also help improve your nervous system. You can practice specific yoga asanas to stimulate your nervous system. These asanas stimulate the nervous system and have many other benefits.
Yoga For the Nervous System:
Continue reading to learn how asanas stimulate and improve the nervous system.
Balasana: Child’s Pose
This pose offers many benefits. This pose has many benefits.
- Place your knees on the floor.
- Keep your chest below your thighs and your arms in front of your body.
- Start by bending forward. Keep going until your forehead touches the ground.
- This pose should be held for approximately 10-15 seconds ( 1).
Plow Pose (Halasana).
It is difficult to do this pose. This pose is challenging but helps to clear sinusitis.
- Place your head on your stomach.
- Begin by raising your legs over your belly.
- Keep extending your legs until your legs fold over your head.
- Tend to the position for 10 seconds.
- If you’re not flexible enough, you can bend your knees to reach the place ( 2).
Seated Spinal Twist Pose (Ardha Matsyendrasana):
This is one of the best yoga asanas to stimulate your nervous system. It helps eliminate toxins from the body, strengthens the immune system, and improves blood flow.
- Place your feet on the ground.
- Cross your right leg over your left thigh.
- Your right foot should touch a surface.
- Place your left leg on your posterior by bending it.
- Place your right hand on the ground.
- Your right elbow should be on your left knee.
- Tend the pose for 10 seconds.
- Repeat the process on the opposite side.
Anuloma – Viloma (Alternate Nostril breathing):
This is an effective pranayama that clears congestion and blocks noses.
- Place your hands on the table and cross your legs.
- Your right hand should be used to close your left nose and inhale through your right nostril.
- Take a deep, slow breath.
- Take your left nostril out of your hand and seal the right one.
- Inhale through your left nostril.
- Continue the process.
The Anuloma, Viloma, and Viloma are blood purifiers and provide many health benefits. This pose can be done in five minutes, and you will feel refreshed and renewed.
Down Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana):
There are many benefits to this asana. It increases WBC production and purges the body of toxins. Adho Mukha Svanasana is also said to stimulate the nervous system.
- You can sit on your back like a cat.
- Get down on your knees and place your hands on the floor. This is similar to how you did the cat pose.
- Keep your toes in place and raise your hips.
- Remember that your hips should be elevated and that you don’t need to keep your sole grounded.
- Tent the position for approximately 10-15 seconds ( 4).
Dirgha Shwasan, Deep Breathing:
This Pranayama is a form of Pranayama that focuses on using your life force, or energy, to rid the body of toxins. This exercise stimulates neurons and improves oxygenation ( 5).
This video shows you how to do this exercise.
Similar: 5 Deep breathing exercises of Pranayama for good Oxygen Levels
Reclining Bound Angle Pose – Suta Baddha Kona Asana
This asana is excellent for your health and stimulates the central nervous system. Baddha Kona Asana, or Bound Angle Pose, can be done.
- Start by lowering your back towards the ground until your back touches it.
- This pose should be held for at least 10-15 seconds.
You can support your back with a raised surface or padded footstools if you have back problems. This video shows you how to perform Supta Baddha Kona Asana.
This is Baddha Konasana’s most popular pose, also known as the Butterfly Pose and the Cobbler’s Pose. It was formerly known as Bhadrasana (or the Throne Pose).
Upside-Down Seal Pose (“Viparita Karani Asana”):
This asana is good for stretching the back, toning the legs, and stimulating the neurons. This asana is excellent for the nervous system and immune systems. It eliminates toxins from the body.
- This one can be pulled off with the help of a wall.
- Place your hands below your hips, and point your toes upwards.
- This pose should be held for 10 seconds. Then, lower your body gently ( 6).
Sacasana: Corpse Pose
Savasana, also known as the corpse pose, is a pose that helps you to recover any energy you have lost.
- You need to lie on your back and act like a corpse.
- Place your palms on the upward side of your head and keep your hands close to the sides.
- For 10-15 minutes, you can hold this position.
- Close your eyes, and count your breath.
- Take deep breaths (7).
Happy Child’s Pose: (Ananda Balasana).
Another variation of the Balasana is the Happy Child’s Pose. Balasana, just like its cousin, helps to ease digestion, reenergize the body, and stimulate your nervous system. It is, however, quite different from its cousin.
- Place your hands on your stomach and lie down on your back.
- Reach out using both hands and grab your toes with your index fingers.
- Grab your toes and bend your knees towards the ground.