4 Nourishing Yoga Poses for Winter

Winter is a lousy and lethargic season and as not-so-fitness conscious, winters is another reason to skip gym or exercise. But in reality, performing yoga at home during winter reaps benefits that no other training can. During winters body generally turns stiffer and it becomes arduous to perform yoga poses. Below is a list of few yoga poses that you can effortlessly execute at home.

4 yoga poses for winter:

Yoga benefits your body in multiple ways. Yoga especially during winter will support in keeping the immune system strong while efficiently eliminating toxins out from your body and dipping the stress hormones in the body.

Uttanasana:

Topping the list for winter asanas, this yoga pose is extremely advantageous to reduce common winter problem of lower back pain. At the same time, it boosts flexibility and stimulates the pituitary and pineal gland.

How to perform:

  • Stand with feet equivalent to hips distance apart.
  • Now exhale while you fold at the wrist. If you face difficulty bend knees slightly while doing this.
  • Straighten your leg while grasping opposite elbows.
  • Hold the position for 5-10 breath cycles.

Uttanasana

 

Supported Setu Bandha Sarvangasana:

This asana proves to be a boon for throbbing legs. It also stretches neck, chest, and spine and eases the overall digestion process. Mentally it aids to cope insomnia and depression by calming the mind.

How to perform:

  • Lie straight on the ground with knees bent and feet on the mat.
  • Pressing onto the feet, lift your hips and thighs above.
  • Once in the air, place a yoga block or any desired concrete material under your back and hold the position for 5-10 breath cycles.
  • Clasping your hands around the block or body can be an incredible shoulder stretch.

Matsyasana Variation:

Matsyasana is a marvelous yoga pose for the modern age curved spine developed due to sedentary lifestyle. It opens up the chest and heart center.

How to perform:

  • Place a yoga block under your back and lie over it.
  • If the height is severe, you can adjust by keeping a pillow under the head.
  • Once this position is secure, extend your legs and open out your arms in a way where you can feel your chest expanding as you breathe
  • Hold the pose for 10-20 breathing cycles.

Matsyasana

Supta Buddha Konasana:

This is an ideal yoga pose to perform at home. Provoking a sense of calmness this asana also provides blood flow to the abdomen.

How to perform:

  • Place a firm bolster or couch pillow under your back and blankets under your knees if your hips are not too stretchy or if you are an amateur.
  • Now lie down on the couch pillow bringing the soles of your feet together. In the meanwhile, extend your arms from your shoulder.
  • Hold the pose for 10-20 breathing cycles

Supta Buddha

Yoga benefits can be availed only when performed in the right form. Yoga at Home will help you to not only be at your own comfort but also simply achieve serenity at the place you rejoice.

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