Yoga is an ancient art that will not only help you stay flexible, healthy and strong, but will also enable you stay balanced and relaxed. Though there are many variations to the basic yoga gaining popularity today, rope yoga is such a fun way to make the practice more interesting. It is as simple as doing normal yoga postures, but the only change is the use of rope for performing the asanas. Here we have listed simple rope yoga poses that you can try to get fitter and at the same time make your yoga time fun filled.
Here Are The 6 Rope Yoga Postures You Should Try:
1. Rope Pulling
Sit down on the ground with your back straight and legs stretched in the front. Rest your left arm on your left thigh and raise your right arm upward to hold the rope hanging from the ceiling. Pull the rope down towards the knees with your right hand and move it upward as high as possible so that your elbows get straight. Concentrate on your breathing and switch sides. Do the same movement for 5 times on each side.
2. Rope Walking
Lie down on your back with legs stretched and arms on your sides. Attach the ropes to your feet and raise your left leg up so that it is perpendicular to your body. Do not bend your knees as you raise your leg and firm your right leg to the ground. As you bring your left leg back to position, raise your right leg. Repeat the movement so that you can do a walking movement. Speed up as you continue with the movements for about 5 minutes.
3. Rope Cycling
Lie down flat on your backside with the ropes attached to your feet. Do a cycling motion without your legs touching the floor. Start with slow motion and speed up as you continue doing. Rest your arms on your sides and position them on your hips when you do the asana. Continue doing it for 3 to 4 minutes.
4. Hip Rope Exercise
Lie on your sides, either left or right and balance your head with your palm. The biceps should be in touch with the ground and the opposite arm, holding one end of a rope should be positioned in front of your chest. Attach ends of ropes to your feet too. Lift your leg and your arm attached to the rope as high as possible so that your knees are elbows are not bent. Bring them down to original position and repeat the same for 10 counts. Switch sides and do the same.
5. Leg Up Stand
Lie down supine on the ground and attach the ropes to your feet placed together. Clasp the ends of the ropes with your arms stretched out above your head. Lift your legs straight up without bending your knees and position them perpendicular to your hips. At the same time, raise your arms and bring them downward to position them on the sides of your body. Hold the position for a second and return to original position. Repeat the same for 15 counts.
6. Memory Power Exercise
Bend your knees until the rope becomes tight. Stretch your leg and get your toes above the ground level say 2.5 – 3 feet above. Tighten your body while bringing the arms down. Stay in this posture for about a minute. This posture is beneficial to improve concentration and memory power.
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