Summer affects everybody. You have to wake up early and finish your work in super-sized timetables. It is not so easy to simply adjust with the change of seasons, whatever your age may be.
Everyone wants to be fit and fine in the summer. Yoga exercise is the best ever. It not only energizes your body but also increases the glow of your skin.You can do it by yourself or get yoga services at home. Here we will discuss 5 energizing yoga poses for summer that will help you in keeping cool and calm.
“Tree stands in a balancing posture. When the wind blows strong in the fall, it tries to be steady. You can learn to be steady like a tree and also swing with the wind, without making your body broken. Here we will discuss Vrksasana yoga.
Vrksasana yoga is the best yoga pose for beginners. It is a simple ‘standing asana’. In this asana, you have to focus and concentrate on your body. It makes your mind calm and energizes your body. This energizing yoga pose increases the concentration of mind and also increases physical and mental balance.
Always practice Vrksasana on an empty stomach. You can do this in the morning or 4-6 hours after a meal because your food must be digested and you have energy to do this.
- Stand straight and transfer your weight slowly on to your left foot and then bend your right knee.
- Hold your right ankle with your right hand and put your right foot against your inner left thigh. Try to press the right heel on the inner left thigh.
- Now exhale and lift your hands above your head and touch them in Namaste mudra and concentrate on a distant object
- If you face difficulties in standing on one foot, stand near a wall and try to be comfortable in one foot and stand for 1 minute.
- Then stand on the other foot.
Utkata Konasana (Goddess Pose)
Utkata Konasana is also known as the Goddess Pose. It helps you in connecting with the forces of the Universe and as a result, you energize your body and soul. You can feel this energy in your everyday life. The main benefit of this pose is that it makes better blood circulation to the abdominal organs and legs. It also energizes the muscles of the legs and the small muscles in the ankles and knees.
- First stand straight and then keep your feet apart with a leg distance gap. During this time your knees and feet should be at 45° angle.
- Keep your upper arms parallel to the ground at shoulder height and then turn your forearms at right angles and make parallel to each other.
- Trigger your Mulabandha by keeping the pelvic floor up and stimulate your Uddiyanabandha by drawing the lower abdomen back toward the spine.
- Try to feel a curve in the lower back and another curve in the back of the neck. When you feel all four corners by each foot press into the ground, lift the toes a little and discover greater support for your feet and legs.
- At the end put lace your hands on your hips, exhale and stand properly.
Paschimottasana (Seated Forward Bend)
This is one of the simple yoga poses and it has so many benefits. Though it is needed to energize the body in summer, it is good for diabetes and high blood pressure also. Paschimottanasana is necessary for stretching the body. Asthma, diarrhea, people having back injury and pregnant women must avoid this yoga technique.
- Sit straight with stretching your legs in front of you. Bend your toes are towards you.
- Inhale and raise your hands above your head. Then exhale and flex forward.
- Now you can feel the fold from the hip joints.
- Now stretch your arms to touch your toes. But there is no necessity of too much stretching. Inhale and raise your head with stretching your spine.
- Then exhale and bend. Do this for few minutes and rest your head on the legs, and stay in this pose for some time.
- Inhale and return to the sitting position
Matsyasana or Fish Pose:
In Matsyasana or Fish Pose is another energizing yoga pose to do in summer. This yoga pose makes the upper back, the back of the neck stronger and widen the muscles of the neck, abdomen and the muscles present between the ribs. It also improves mental state and energy levels.
- Lie straight on your back keeping your feet together and rest your hands on the sides of the body.
- Then place the hands on the hips by facing the palms down. Now keep your elbows close to each other.
- Inhale; raise the head and chest upward.
- Now remain the chest raised, lower your head backward and try to touch the top of the head to the ground.
- After touching the head slightly to the floor, press the elbows firmly on the ground, and put the weight on the elbow instead of the head. Press the thighs and legs on the floor.
- Remain in this position as long as you comfortably can, with breathing in and out.
- Now raise your head up, lower the chest and bring the hands into their position and relax your body.
Ustrasana or Camel Pose:
In Ustrasana, you have to do halfway back-bending. This yoga posture makes your body flexible, improves digestion and energizes the body during summer.
- Kneel on the floor and put your hands on the hips and the sole your feet should face the ceiling.
- Your knees and shoulder should be in line.
- Breathe in and draw the tail-bone towards the pubis. Now you can feel the pull at your navel.
- At the same time arch your back, place the palms on the feet and remain in this position till your hands are straight.
- Keep your head in a neutral position without bending.
- Stay in this pose for 1 minute.