- In this blog, we bring you 5 Simple Yoga Poses to keep you FIT at Home!
Getting fit and removing all those fatty fats off your body have always been your new year resolution or goals? No worries! Your goal can soon be checked off with these simple 5 Yoga excercises to do at home. These Yoga exercises are easy to follow and it is threat-free for beginners.
Most importantly, you can avoid being cramped in a gym with others or having to take a long drive there. Now, you can feel carefree to sweat all out in your most comfortable place call home.
So check out these 5 Yoga exercises that can be done as fast as in 30 minutes with no equipment needed!
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Mountain Pose (Tadasana) is a foundational yoga pose for all standing poses. You will be using this pose often to prepare for other poses, but it also can be done by itself to help you improve your posture.
To do this yoga pose, stand straight with your ankles apart and hang your arms behind your torso. Balance your body weight on your body after raising your ankles and landing them on the floor. As you inhale, lift your ankles and release your shoulder blades away from your head. This asana involves all major muscles and is the foundation of most asanas.
Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana) is a classic pose from Hatha yoga. It gives the whole back of your body a good stretch, from your calves to your hamstrings (back of the thighs) to your spine.
Sit up with your back straight and toes pointed outwards. Stretch your hands upwards as you breathe in, while exhaling, slowly bring your hands down and try to touch your toes. Place your hands wherever they reach and try to stay in the position for as long as comfortable. Do not force yourself. Slowly release your hold and stretch your spine. This asana elongates the spine and also strengthens the pelvis.
Tree Pose strengthens your legs and core while opening your hips and stretching your inner thighs and groin muscles. One of yoga’s biggest benefits is that it helps you build better balance, which helps with any number of other physical activities. Good balance and a strong core will go a long way in helping you stay active and healthy.
This asana starts with putting your right leg high up on your left thigh. After you maintain a steady balance, inhale slowly and join your palms together above your head. Make sure that your spine and left leg are straight. As you exhale, bring your hands down and put your right leg on the ground. This asana gives you a sense of grounding. It is meant to strengthen the feet and back.
Yoga breathing exercises, also known as pranayama, are an important part of a developing yoga practice. Pranayama is one of the Eight Limbs of Yoga referenced by The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, which means that it was considered an integral step on the path to enlightenment.
Prana means energy, breath, or life force. Learning to direct and control prana in the body has long been considered a crucial aspect of yoga. Exercises in breath control, such as breath retention and deliberate methods inhalation and exhalation for specific mental and physical benefits are at the core of pranayama practice.
Sit down in a lotus position and close your left nostril with your ring finger, Close your right nostril with your thumb, now take a deep breath through your left nostril and then release it through the right nostril. Benefits – Clams your mind and body, Reduces stress.
Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation is a sequence of 12 powerful yoga poses. Besides being a great cardiovascular workout, Surya Namaskar is also known to have an immensely positive impact on the body and mind.
Surya Namaskar is best done early morning on an empty stomach. Each round of Sun Salutation consists of two sets, and each set is composed of 12 yoga poses. You might find several versions on how to practice Sun Salutation. However, it is advisable to stick to one particular version and practice it regularly for best results.
Besides good health, Surya Namaskar also provides an opportunity to express gratitude to the sun for sustaining life on this planet.
Benefits of Suryanamaskar
- Helps maintain cardiovascular health
- Stimulates the nervous system
- Helps in stretching, flexing, and toning the muscles
- An excellent exercise for weight loss management
- Strengthens the immune system
- Enhances cognitive functions
- Improves overall health, strengthens the body, and relaxes the mind
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