For anyone looking for an exercise that strengthens the body, yoga routines are among the best. In fact, this is one way to maintain a healthy well being through maintaining the overall condition of a person. Yoga routines not only stretch the muscles and improve the flexibility of the body, but also strengthens the internal organs. This is so that it keeps diseases at bay and keeps you away from all sicknesses.
There are different yoga poses that can be used to strengthen the entire body. These include various types of floor poses, including four-limb series like the chair pose, warrior series, and staff pose. The ideal time to perform these sequences is when the weather is warm. As the warm weather signals the onset of winter, it is ideal to make use of these warm up exercises to stay fit.
As per popular opinion, some people like to use downward dog as part of their yoga routine. This is seen in most yoga videos and done by holding the legs with both hands and leaning the body forward. Many people like to do this as a symbol of equality between the sexes. The downward dog also strengthens the spinal cord. The sequence of poses looks like this:
However, while practicing this series of poses, it is important to ensure that your mat does not slip or move. It should grip the floor firmly. The positions that are ideal to hold the mat include the headstand, half moon, and the triangle.
Power yoga is another popular type of yoga which strengthens the back and abdomen. A lot of people who like to go power yoga prefer to stretch and warm-up before the actual workout. They make sure to focus on the hamstrings and quadriceps. Among the stretches that they perform are the extended hamstrings pose, the triangle pose, the backward fold, and the upward fold.
In your morning yoga routine, you can do all kinds of stretches, warm-ups, and pose practice. Some people are very flexible, while others are not. As such, it helps to be aware of your own strengths and weaknesses so that you can prepare your schedule accordingly. For those who find yoga relaxing, they may also do shoulderstands and chair pose exercises.
Chair pose is ideal for women who find the rising yoga poses too strenuous because of their high hips. To do this, they simply need to sit in a chair, place one arm behind their back, and lean the spine away from the hip on the floor, placing the opposite arm across their hips. The hips will now be at a lower angle. Remember that you must be in the fully erect posture for this exercise to be effective. As you relax your breathing, gradually move the spine higher and farther from the floor.
To ease your shoulders and hips from being too tense, practice a downward facing dog. With the arms crossed across the chest, lean your torso toward the floor until the upper part of the spine is parallel to the floor. Slowly allow the lower half of your body to rise to a ninety-degree angle, and exhale as you tighten your buttocks. After completing this pose three times, switch to a side-lying corpse pose, slowly allowing your spine to rise to a fully upright position as you exhale deeply.
A great way to ease your body into the seated forward bend is to hold a handrail directly above the ground. With your feet spaced apart equal to shoulder width, cross your arms and place one hand on top of the rail. With the other hand, bend your elbows so that your palms are facing your legs slightly. The key to this pose is to allow your hips to slide into the standing position, while balancing your upper body weight on your arms. Begin by standing with both feet apart, and then inhale deeply as you bend your knees so that your back is against the railing. Slowly stand with your feet apart, and then inhale deeply as you bend your knees a little more.
Seated forward bends are primarily stretches, and they can strengthen your abdominals, oblique, triceps, and biceps. These poses strengthen the major muscle groups in your abdomen, oblique, triceps, and biceps. They can be performed on the floor or atop a chair. While seated, your knees should be slightly bent, and your hands should be placed flat on the floor or chair. Let your hands do the work; they are meant to guide your spine into the correct position. As you bend the pelvis, your spine should be lengthened until you’re basically touching your toes.
Next, we’ll touch on a pose that is excellent for both beginners and experts alike: headstands or shoulder blades against a wall. You don’t have to spend long periods of time in this pose; generally, you can complete it in a few minutes. However, if you wish to stretch your arms and shoulders, this is a good exercise. To scale this pose down, simply raise your shoulders and look up, allowing your head to hang freely off of the wall.