Help cleanse your mind and work with your body with these 3 amazing yoga exercises
Yoga is a great way to de-clutch the tension you gather from your daily routine. It is meant to help you relax you mind and body while nurturing and boosting your state of well being.
Aside from its nurturing effect, yoga also helps you burn calories and delivers a muscle toning effect. The exercises should be carried out slowly and gentle, thus having a comfortable workout journey with each session you engage in.
Most of the people who focus on yoga also engage in activities like dancing, jogging and cycling. It is noticed by many that a boost in self awareness and self confidence occurs when doing yoga, as you get to know your body better.
Number three is a magic number so we decided to come forward with 3 exercises you can carry out on a regular basis if you feel like giving yoga a try, so here goes (your movement should be continuous and slow):
Exercise number I
Feet held together, shoulders relaxed, arms at your sides. Inhale deeply while raising your arms overhead. Your palms should be facing each other during this movement.
From this position expire and put your arms down slowly, while also bending your trunk forward. Keep descending until your hands touch the ground or your feet.
Try and keep your fingers in line with your toes. You might experience a tense back, if this is the case then a slight knee bent is permitted.
While staying in this position, put your palms on the ground near the feet, while holding them sideways. Next, inhale while lifting your torso and keeping your back straight.
Now, raise your head and look forward. If you experience tension in your back or hands before reaching the ground, bend your knees.
Coming from this position, bend your knees and put your hands apart on the ground.
Using your knees, make sure that your feet are slightly apart and parallel. Now stretch your fingers and hands while holding them well apart.
Return to the starting position and do this exercise in reverse.
Exercise number II
Stand with your feet held together, shoulders relaxed, arms at your sides. Inhale deeply and raise your arms overhead, palms facing each other. Now, bend your knees while pushing your butt back.
Bring your palms towards your chest and lean while pressing your right elbow towards your left knee. While in this position breathe for a couple of times and return towards the center. Do the same movement towards the right knee with your left elbow.
Repeat this exercise for 4 to 5 times while alternating left/right.
Exercise number III
Hands and knees to the floor while keeping your arms in the shoulders line and your bringing your knees towards your right thigh.
Use your abdominal muscles to control this movement which should resemble an incomplete floating. Straighten your arms and repeat for six times with an incomplete push-up movement.
From the push-up position, move towards sitting down with the butt on your heels. Now stretch your arms forward, while resting them on the floor.
Relax your muscles and keep this position as you inhale and exhale slowly.