6 Yoga Poses That Will Change Your Life

Practicing these yoga poses regularly will help you to improve your strength and eliminate anxiety

With over 13 years of experience, yoga and meditation teacher Soniya Mehra shows Bazaar the six yoga poses that are proven to help change your life from the inside out. 

1.Utthita Hasta Padangustasana (Angel Pose)

Practicing these yoga poses regularly will help you to improve your strength and eliminate anxiety

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Health benefits:

• Strengthens all muscles in the legs and ankles.

• Stretches back of legs.

• Strengthens shoulder, biceps and triceps.

• Improves sense of balance, physically and emotionally.

• Improves focus and concentration.

2. Vrkasana (Tree Pose)

Practicing these yoga poses regularly will help you to improve your strength and eliminate anxiety

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Health benefits:

• Strengthens the thighs, calves, ankles and spinal alignment

• Stretches the groins and inner thighs, chest, and shoulders

• Improves sense of balance

• Relieves Sciatica

• Curbs anxiety and stress

• Helps with grounding energy

• Improves sense of balance with holding on and letting go. 

3. Natrajasana (Lord of the Dance Pose)

Practicing these yoga poses regularly will help you to improve your strength and eliminate anxiety

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Health benefits:

• Stretches the thighs, hips, groins, abdomen area

• Stretches the shoulders and chest

• Strengthens the legs and ankles

• Improves Balance

• Curbs anxiety and stress

• Helps with opening out the heart chakra (energy centre of love and compassion for yourself and others)

• Improves sense of balance and helps centre the mind

4. Seated Spinal Side Bend

Practicing these yoga poses regularly will help you to improve your strength and eliminate anxiety

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Health benefits:

• Lengthen the abdominal muscles, obliques & hips

• Improves flexibility in the spine.

• Stretches the muscles between the ribs

5. Garudasana (Eagle Pose)

Practicing these yoga poses regularly will help you to improve your strength and eliminate anxiety

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Health benefits:

• Stronger arms, legs, knees and ankles

• Opens shoulder joints and created space between the shoulder blades

• Opens the hips and IT band

• Improves and increases  circulation to all joints

• Improves digestion

• Improved balance and focus

• Great detox for kidneys and lymph nodes

• Helps bring stability to the mind

• Helps in grounding and rooting

• Helps with letting go of negativity and what no longer serves your higher purpose

6. Vrschikasana (Scorpion Pose)

Practicing these yoga poses regularly will help you to improve your strength and eliminate anxiety

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Health benefits:

• Strengthens your spine, arms, forearms, and torso.

• Makes your entire body more flexible.

• Strengthens shoulders and legs

• Stretches and expands your chest, shoulders and hip flexors.

• Being an inversion, it reverses the blood flow and therefore improves circulation.

• Increases stamina.

• Energises entire body

• Scorpion pose requires coordination, strength, perseverance and balance, so Vrschikasana amazingly boosts your sense of balance.

• Helps build confidence and removes fear

• Helps stay humble- shows you that it is truly about the journey and not the destination

• Helps bring joy and fun to our life by reintroducing us to our inner child and be playful


To take a class with Soniya visit Yoga La Vie, Golden Mile, Dubai.

Model: Soniya Mehra - @thepixietribe
Stylist: Lamia Dahmash
Photography: Richard Hall
Hair & make-up: Blowout&Go

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