Yoga Side Crow Pose
This pose is an arm balance that requires a good deal of strength and balance. It is also a great way to increase the strength and flexibility in your arms and shoulders.
To get into the pose, start in a Downward Dog. Then, shift your weight forward and lift your left foot up off the ground. Place your left hand on the ground in front of you, and then reach your right hand up to the sky.
Make sure to keep your core engaged and your hips lifted as you lift your left foot off the ground. If you can, try to bring your left foot to your right hand. Hold the pose for a few seconds, and then switch sides.
Yoga Dolphin Pose
is a beginner’s level backbend that opens the chest and shoulders.
To perform Dolphin Pose:
1. Kneel on the floor and place your forearms on the ground in front of you, shoulder-width apart.
2. Place your forehead on the floor between your forearms, keeping your elbows parallel to each other.
3. Press your forearms and hands into the floor and lift your torso and thighs off the floor.
4. Keep your legs together and extend your hips and spine upward.
5. Hold for 10 breaths, then release and rest in Child’s Pose.
Yoga Thunderbolt Pose
The Yoga Thunderbolt Pose is a challenging pose that requires balance, strength, and focus. The pose is named for the way it resembles a thunderbolt, and it is a great way to build strength in the arms and core.
To perform the Yoga Thunderbolt Pose, start in a standing position with your feet together. Then, raise your arms above your head and join your hands together. Point your toes and lift your heels off the ground, balancing on your toes. Hold the pose for a few seconds, then release and repeat.
The Yoga Thunderbolt Pose is a great way to improve balance and strength. It is also a great way to improve focus and concentration.
Tiger Pose In Yoga
The tiger pose is a challenging yoga pose that requires strength, flexibility, and balance. The pose is named for the tiger because of the way the pose looks when it is performed correctly—with the body mimicking the shape of a tiger’s crouching body.
To perform the tiger pose, you will need to start in a standing position with your feet together. Then, you will need to step your left foot back about three feet and pivot your body so that your left heel is in line with your right toes. From here, you will need to sink down into a low squat position, making sure that your thighs are parallel to the ground. Finally, you will need to reach your arms out in front of you and arch your back, making sure to open your chest. Hold the pose for five breaths, then switch sides.
The tiger pose is a great way to improve balance and flexibility. It also strengthens the muscles in the legs and the back. The pose can be modified to make it easier or harder, depending on your level of experience.
Chair Yoga Poses
for Relaxation and Well-Being
You don’t have to be a yoga expert to enjoy the benefits of chair yoga. These simple poses can help you relax and de-stress, improve your circulation and mobility, and boost your overall sense of well-being.
If you’re new to yoga, start by finding a comfortable place to sit in your chair. You may want to place a cushion or blanket behind your lower back for added support. As you become more comfortable with the poses, you can experiment with moving into them from a standing position.
1. Seated Cat-Cow Pose
This pose helps to warm up your spine and stretch your back and neck.
Start in a seated position with your spine straight and your shoulders relaxed. Inhale as you round your spine and tuck your chin, and exhale as you arch your spine and tilt your head back. Repeat 5-10 times.
2. Seated Forward Bend
This pose stretches your hamstrings, spine, and lower back.
Start in a seated position with your spine straight and your shoulders relaxed. Bend forward from the waist, keeping your spine straight, and reach for your toes. Hold for 5-10 breaths, then slowly rise back to a seated position.
3. Seated Twist
This pose helps to stretch your spine and hips, and improve your circulation.
Start in a seated position with your spine straight and your shoulders relaxed. Twist to the right and place your left hand on the outside of your right thigh. Look over your right shoulder and hold for 5-10 breaths. Repeat on the other side.
4. Seated Eagle Pose
This pose helps to stretch your hips, thighs, and ankles.
Start in a seated position with your spine straight and your shoulders relaxed. Bend your knees and cross your right ankle over your left thigh. Wrap your right arm around your left thigh and clasp your hands together. Hold for 5-10 breaths, then repeat on the other side.
5. Seated Half Camel Pose
This pose helps to stretch your chest, spine, and hips.
Start in a seated position with your spine straight and your shoulders relaxed. Reach for your heels with your hands and press your hips forward. Hold for 5-10 breaths, then slowly release back to a seated position.
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