Yoga is an ancient Indian technique that effectively uproots the pain, tones the body and calms the mind.The twisting, stretching and folding of a yoga practice has many health benefits: it helps you relax, it makes you more flexible and it strengthens your muscles, also it is a great activity if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart disease.
In this article we will present you 7 different yoga poses that will help you to solve many health problems:
1.Mountain Pose: you can do this pose in any time of the day , In the morning when you first get out of bed when you are standing in the elevator or while you are waiting in line.
How to do it: Stand tall with your feet together, relax your shoulders and keep your arms at your sides. Take a deep breath and raise your hands above your head with your arms outstretched and your palms facing inward. It’s important to ensure that your weight is evenly distributed as you do this.
This pose improves balance and posture, and it will also help you to get rid of back pain.
2.Tree Pose you can do this pose in the morning, while you are waiting for the water to boil or at any other moment. You only need to do few simple steps to improve your balance and posture.
How to do it: Stand with your arms at your sides and look straight ahead. Shift your weight onto your left leg and bring your right foot up so that the sole rests against your left thigh, keeping your hips facing forward. Once you are balanced, in front of you in prayer position. As you inhale, raise your arms over your head and keep your palms separated and facing each another.Hold this position for 30 seconds, lower and repeat on opposite side.
3.Warrior Pose You should this pose before going.This quick stretch will help you to increase your flexibility and to burn a lot of calories while you are sleeping.
How to do it: Stand with your legs 3-4 feet apart and your arms at your sides. Turn your right foot out 90 degrees and your left foot in slightly.Bring your hands to your hips and relax your shoulders, then extend your arms out to the sides, and put your palms down.Bend your right knee 90 degrees so that your knee stays over your ankle. Look straight ahead over your right hand for one minute. Switch sides and repeat.
4.Triangle is a amazing stretch during commercial breaks. You can also do it in your office if you need a mental break from your work.
How to do it: Stand with your feet 3 feet apart. Turn your right foot out 90 degrees and your left foot in 45 degrees. As you do so, lean your torso over your right side and stretch out your right arm so that your hand touches your right ankle. Stretch your left arm upward with your palm flat and turn your head so that you are facing the ceiling. Hold this position for 5 breaths and repeat on the opposite side.
5.Seated Twist You can do this pose while you are watching TV or reading a book. This one stretches your shoulders, hips and back;increases circulation;tones abdomen and strengthens obliques.
How to do it: Sit on the floor with your legs extended. Cross your right foot over your left thigh so that your right knee is facing the ceiling. Bend your left knee and let your left foot rest comfortably under your right butt cheek. Place your left elbow on your right knee and your right hand on the floor behind you. Twist your upper body as far to the right as far as you can, but keep the both sides of your butt on the floor. Hold for 1 minute, switch sides and repeat.
6.Cobra You can do this pose right before going to bed or during commercial breaks.
How to do it: Lie face down on the floor, arms at your sides and heels facing the ceiling. Bring your hands up to your ears and place them face down on the floor. Use your hands to lift up your upper body until your arms are completely straight and your chest is facing the wall in front of you. You will be stretching your abdomen. Squeeze your glutes while you are in this position. Come back down and repeat.
7.Child’s Pose is a great pose because you can do it in your bed.
How to do it: Kneel down and sit up on your heels. Bring your torso forward until your forehead rests on the bed in front of you.Lower your chest as close to your knees as you comfortably can, extending your arms in front of you.Hold the pose and breathe.