If you feel lethargic all day long, if you feel down and dull though you wake up early in the morning, it is due to the loads and loads of work that we have to do every day. We don’t find time to keep fit. Yoga is the best means to keep your body fit and your mind energetic and relaxed. Here are 5 best Morning yoga poses for energetic start.
MARJYASANA & BITILASANA | Cat/Cow
Marjyasana, also known as the cat-pose is often combined with Bitilasana, also known as the cow-pose, for a gentle warm up exercise sequence in Yoga.
Start by sitting on you mat on all-fours (dog pose). Now, as you inhale, slowly drop the spine down while lifting your chin up. As you exhale, roll your shoulders, pulling your belly in and bring your chin to your chest as you look to your knee bone. Repeat this a few times.
It stretches the back torso and neck, and softly stimulates and strengthens the abdominal organs. It opens the chest and the spinal movement of the two poses stimulates the kidneys and adrenal glands. It also relieves stress and calms the mind.
TRIKONASANA | Triangle Pose
Triangle Pose is a standing yoga pose. The word "Trikonasana" comes from the Sanskrit words "tri," (three), "kona"(angle), and "asana" (pose).
Standing straight on the yoga mat, placing your hands on your hips. Place both your legs apart and raise your hands to your sides. Now, slowly push yourself forward and fold at your hips, bending down. Hold on to your left foot and raise your right hand up towards the ceiling. Turn your head to look at your hand.
A deep stretch for the hamstrings, groins, and hips, Trikonasana also opens the chest and shoulders. This pose strengthens the muscles in the thighs, hips, and back, while toning the knees and ankles.
VRIKSHASANA | Tree Pose
Vrikshasana, or the tree pose, is one of the most basic postures in Yoga. The name comes from the Sanskrit words vriksha meaning "tree", and asana meaning "posture". The asana emphasizes alignment of the head, spine and hips.
Stand straight and transfer all your weight onto your left leg and slowly bend your right leg at the knee. Reach down and hold on to your right ankle. Pull you leg up and Place your heel as close to your groin as possible. Now, bring your hands to your chest, joining at the palms.
It is a wonderful pose that teaches balance while toning the muscles of the legs. This elegant pose builds tremendous inner and outer strength over time and a great feeling of accomplishment as you learn to balance on one leg.
USTRASANA | Camel Pose
The name comes from the Sanskrit words Ushtra meaning "camel" and Asana meaning "posture" or "seat".
Start by sitting on your knees with your spine straight and stretched. Inhale deeply. As you exhale, slowly bend backwards, pushing your hips forwards, and slowly bringing your hands to your ankles. Hold on to this posture for as long as you can.
At a stretch it opens the whole of the front of the body, including the hip flexors and pectoral muscles. The asana improves core strength, spinal, hip and shoulder flexibility and stamina. It makes our body fit and active.
DHANURASANA | Bow Pose
Dhanurasana, also known as the bow pose, is a basic posture of Hatha yoga. In this exercise our body pose look like the shape of the Dhanush (bow).
Start by laying face-down on the mat. As you exhale, bend your knees and reach your arms back to hold on to your ankles. As you inhale, lift your thighs, chest and head up as much as possible.
Dhanurasana is very effective in weight loss program. It helps to reduce belly fat fast. It Strengthens ankles, thighs, groins, chest and abdominal organs and spinal cord.
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