As we have already seen, in order to quit smoking, one needs, first of all, willpower. Every asana in yoga, even the simplest one, strengthens the practitioner’s will and makes him or her stronger. The most effective asanas for developing willpower are: Urdhva prasarita padasana, Chaturanga dandasana, Shalabhasana, and Utthita triconasana.

Next time you’re smoking, practice Chaturanga dandasana. We’re sure that staying in this asana for at least a minute will make you stop. On average, a person spends 2-3 minutes to smoke one cigarette, this alternative will take a minute – not only will you be able to improve your health, but also save time.

The recommended pranayama technique is Nadi shodhana, which calms the mind, gets rid of unnecessary thoughts, and improves the general state of the body. It is important that the above techniques, especially pranayamas, should be performed under the supervision of an experienced instructor.

Remember, any habit is formed in 28 days, give up smoking for this period, replacing it with yoga practices. We are sure that such a substitution will help you to easily get rid of your addiction.