HEALTH/FITNESS

Strike A Pose!

All-round fitness, weight loss, a strong and flexible body, glowing beautiful skin, stress relief,
peaceful mind, improved immunity, good health – whatever you may be looking for, yoga has
it on offer.
As promised, today I’m here to share a few of my favorite yoga poses, they are simple postures that surprisingly have great health and fitness benefits.

I think it is important to mention that I am a newbie yogi, I initially started doing it only because it helped relive my cramps during that time of the month, but now I am slowly making it a part of my lifestyle. I hope to join a professional class someday and do more advanced forms of yoga, for now though, I choose to focus on basic postures.

I highly recommend yoga for everyone, EVERYONE… Even babies 🙂

1. Tree Pose

Sanskrit name: Vriksasana

Benefits:-

  • Improves posture, patience and balance.
  • Increases the flexibility of the ankles, knees, and hip joints.
  • By strengthening the internal oblique muscles, it helps prevent hernia.
2. Low Lunge Variation

Sanskrit name: Anjaneyasana

Benefits:-

  • This pose is beneficial for the heart.
  • It stretches and stimulates the lower body.
  •  Improves the strength and flexibility in your hips, legs, shoulders, arms, abdomen, back and knees.

3. Sundial Salutation

Sanskrit name: Tadasana

 Benefits:-

  • Stretches the sides of the body, especially waist and rib cage.
  • Increases the flexibility of hips, legs and ankles.
  • Opens the chest,
    thus improving lung capacity.

4.Cobra Pose

Sanskrit name: Bhujangasana

Benefits:-

  •  Increases spinal strength and flexibility, helps prevent lower back
    pain, and helps cure lumbago, rheumatism and arthritis of the spine.
  • Improves menstrual problems (irregularity, cramps, backache)
  • Cures loss of appetite
  • Helps Improve posture
  • Improves the functioning of the liver and spleen.
  • Strengthens the deltoids, trapezius and triceps.

5.  Warrior Pose

Sanskrit name: Virabhadrasana

 Benefits:-

  • Strengthens the muscles of the back.
  • Tones the muscles of the abdomen.
  • Improves digestion.
  • Strengthens and stretches the hip flexors, ankles and legs
  •  Improves stability, balance and focus.
  • Energizes the whole body.

6. Fierce / Chair PoseTwist

Sanskrit name: Utkatasana


 Benefits:-

  •  Tones the internal organs, including the kidneys and digestive organs. This helps with detoxification.
  • This pose also tones your thighs, buttocks, and hips.
  •  Improving balance, posture, endurance, and confidence.

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I will definitely be sharing more on yoga in future posts.

I want to inform you all that I am going on a 3 to 4 week hiatus. My main exams are coming up soon, so I’ve got to give undivided attention to my books.

Love & Light

Xx

42 Comments on “Strike A Pose!

    1. First time I did yoga in the house, my sister said something along the lines… "Are you tryng to break your bones?… Well, if you break your bones, you should know I've got no money to take you to the hospital… Hahaha! My sis is hilarious!!! Thanks for reading Sophie!

    1. Hey Bianca! Thanks for stopping by! You can try to do as little as two to three poses a day, still makes a difference. There are actually some poses that you can do on the bed, right after you wake up.

  1. Hey I really love your post! It is so motivational. I am also doing yoga from a couple of weeks. It gives me instant energy. You know my friend gifted me some yoga workout videos and I use those videos for my practice.

  2. Lol I find the cobra pose quite funny..maybe its because it reminds me of a picture someone took of me in attempts to do 10 push ups lol..I've been thinking of starting yoga but I dnt knw what keeps holding me back. I guess this post would be a motivation to start lol. Plus ur blog is pretty intresting.

    Sophsinspirations.blogspot.com

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