Aug 6, 2014:
Stand with knees slightly bent. Now lift your right leg and cross it over your left thigh, and hook your foot behind your left calf. Now, sink your hips down as you would if you were sitting on a chair. Cross your arms at your elbows and wrists in front of your chest. Hold for 45 seconds and return to start position and then switch sides. In addition to building strong, lean leg muscles, this pose energises the entire body and helps with digestion.
Lie on your back. Place your palms under your buttocks. Raise your elbows and lean on them by pressing them into the floor. Lift your chest up toward the ceiling so your back is arched. Bring your elbows towards each other and drop your head back towards the floor. This pose stretches the front of the neck and calms the body.
Lie on your back with knees bent, legs placed slightly apart and feet flat on the floor. Try to touch your heels with your fingertips. If not, bring your heels closer. Now, lift your hips up towards the ceiling. Bring your arms underneath your body and try to clasp your hands together. Hold for 45 seconds. Release and roll slowly back to the floor. Repeat twice. Because the chest is lifted up towards the chin, the thyroid gland is massaged.
Lie on your back with arms along the body, palms facing the floor. Lift your legs and bring them to the Halasana pose.
Bring your hands to your lower back for support, ensuring that your fingers are spread wide. Slowly, lift your legs to the ceiling, one leg at a time. Try to get them as straight as possible by placing your hands close to your shoulders. Beginners should stay in the pose for 30 seconds and gradually increase the time until it is comfortable to stay for five minutes. This pose stimulates your thyroid gland and stretches your neck and spine.
Lie down on your stomach with arms next to your body. Slowly, lift your head, upper body, arms, and legs off the floor, as high as you can. Hold for 45 seconds before releasing. Slowly return to start position. Repeat thrice. This helps improve your metabolism by strengthening the muscles in your legs and lower back.
Lie on your back and lift your legs. Bring your arms alongside your body with palms down. Press into your hands and lift your legs over your head. Hold for 30 seconds. This pose increases circulation in your thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands. This helps send out feelgood endorphins and hormones throughout your body, balancing your metabolic system.