Yoga is the solution for the obvious as well as unexpected benefits of mind, spirit and body in women. Yoga provides joy, acceptance, reflection, solace and relaxation to a woman’s body. For today’s multitasking, workaholic, successful, homemaker and real essence of a family, yoga is the way to keep going without getting stressed out.
Yoga provides emotional and physical balance and keeps women connected with their inner radiance. Yoga works at every part of the body by offering flexibility to all muscles and joints, and stimulation of various organs. Yoga makes women feel more connected to their body and souls, attaining inner peace and appreciation for their own selves.
Important Yoga Poses For Women
Tree Pose (Vrksasana)
Stand erect with left leg on the ground, bearing all the weight and right heel resting at the inner thigh of the left leg, with foot pressing against the thighs. Body will take a shape of number four.
Then hold both palms together in prayer position and lift up the face. Allow the bent leg to feel as a branch extension originating from hip (the tree). While breathing deeply, hold in this position for a number of breaths. This pose strengthens the back and legs, stretches shoulders, chest and thighs, increase body balance and can aid in relieving sciatica symptoms.
Warrior Poses I (Virabhadrasana I)
Step the legs 4 -5 feet apart and turn the hips to left side with back foot at an angle of 45 degrees, pressing into the heels. Extend the front foot ahead, pointing straight. Bend the front knee, while keeping the front thigh parallel to the floor and back leg fully extended.
Now raise both arms over the head while inhaling, and exhale after holding breath for a few seconds. Then repeat the same on other side with reversal of roles of both legs. This warrior pose is beneficial in toning up hips, thighs, buttocks and legs. It also stretches the spine, shoulder and chest muscles.
Fish Pose (Matsyasana)
Lie down over the back with knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Inhale, while lifting the pelvis off the floor and keeping hands down on the floor, beneath the hips. Keep the elbows and forearms tucked in closely to each side. While inhaling in, press the forearms into the floor, lift the upper torso and head off the floor.
Hold it for several deep breaths and then slowly release back the head to rest on the floor while breathing out. Then draw both legs up into the abdomen and squeeze it. This matsyasana stretches neck, abs and hip flexor muscles, strengthens back of neck, upper back and improves the overall posture. For a stressful or depressing mood, matsyasana aids in rejuvenating mood and beating all the blues.
Child Poses (Balasana)
In balasana, kneel down over the knees, while keeping arms stretched out at the sides and extending backwards with palms facing up. Then bend the upper torso over the knees with forehead touching the ground, while inhaling deep breaths. Stay there for 5 to 10 breaths and then relax from this child pose back to sitting position. The child pose is very beneficial for restoration of compassion and openness of mind and soul. It revives back sense of grounding and eases out any mental fatigue.
Lie down on the floor over the stomach and then bend both the knees, while trying to make hold of feet with each hand. Now pull in the stomach and extend feet upwards while raising the upper body simultaneously.
Shoulder blades need to be put down and backwards. Hold it in raised position for several breaths and then relax down. This bow pose is useful in toning up of legs, arms and abdominal muscles and burning any excess fat of the body.
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