The lazy, long and cold days of winter has come and like many people, you often feel achy this time of the year. Yoga can be a great option for you to get rid of the pain. Yoga has been practicing from very ancient times as a good form of exercise and a stress buster. It can be beneficial for you to ease your aches and pains during the winter season. There are many sorts of asanas and we have short-listed some asanas here. Practice these yoga poses to prevent soreness, strengthen your muscles, improve your flexibility and increase your ability to focus.
Warrior-1 Yoga Position
Method:- Firstly, step your feet apart in wide manner and keep your righ foot at a 90-degree angle and left foot at a 45-degree angle and keep your front heel align with the arch of your back foot. Secondly, place your pelvis turned towards the front of your mat and put your weight through your left heel. Thirdly, bend your right knee over your right ankle and your shin should be in perpendicular position to the floor. After that, reach up strongly through your arms and broaden across your belly. Then lengthen the sides of your waist and lift through your chest.
Why It’s Good:- It will strengthen in your ankles, hips joint, knee and improve your balance.
Crescent Lunge Yoga Position
Method:- Starting with your hands & knees and step your right foot between hands into a lunge. Then keep your right knee up your heel. Try lifting your back knee off the floor slowly as well as push your back heel towards the wall behind you when you start to straight the back leg. Try to stretch your spine long as you hold & breathe.
Why It’s Good:- This yoga asan strengthens your glutes & quadriceps. It stretches your hips and targets all areas that aches in winter.
Downward Facing Dog Yoga Position
Method:- First step is to come to the floor with your hands & knees. Then push with your hands and straighten your legs till you are in an inverted ‘v’ shape. Next step is to extend your pelvic bones & heels down. After that let your head loose freely and stretch your waist. You should keep your heels off the floor, but actively trying to reach the floor.
Why It’s Good:- This asana will help you to elongate the shoulders. It also stretches and strengthens your hands, low backs, calves, hamstring, wrists and achilles tendon.
Boat Pose Yoga Position
Method:- First, Sit on your mat and bent your knees as well as feet flat on the floor. Second step is keeping spine straight, lean back and lift your legs off the floor while balancing on your sit bones. After that lift your chest up while reaching your arms forward and palms facing each other.
Why It’s Good:- It will give you rock hard abs. It also helps you to strengthen the hips flexors and spine. This posture is particularly beneficial to men. As it does stimulate the prostate gland and even reduce tension in the pelvic region.
Double Leg RaisesYoga Position
Method:- Lie on your back on your mat and put your hands by your sides. Then engage your core by squeezing your abdomen inward as you raise your legs off the floor slowly to a 45-degree angle. Then lower your legs slowly to hover the ground. Keep continuing to slowly lower and raise your legs while keeping your head, lower back and shoulders on the mat the entire time.
Why It’s Good:- This yoga position will target your pelvic floor, strengthens your spine & quads as well as tone your inner thighs.