Summary: Go through the blog and know about five incredible Yoga poses to practice in winter.
Winter is amazing, a pleasing passage of days and nights when life is far away from the scorching heat of the summers. Tons of joyous moments are what define winter season. But this amazing experience can only be enjoyed when you are active and energetic, which the cold weather certainly does not promote. Amidst all the natural beauties and stunning experiences that the chilling season brings, indolence also comes naturally. To counter this, Yoga presents a number of astonishing solutions in the form of Yoga asanas. These yogic practices help the body to warm up and leave the zone of idleness.
Have a look at the following Yoga exercises that are extremely effective in warming up and getting the body into shape.
Trikonasana has to be the most popular Yoga asana, owing to the fact that it is the favorite exercise of physical training teachers across the world. Practiced in a wide-legged position, Trikonasana is awesome for heating up the body instantly. Spread your legs wide apart and bend down leftward to touch the toe, followed by the same action on the other side. Try to keep your knees straight. While this pose is immensely beneficial in enhancing the balance of the body, mental calmness is gained substantially. Keep yourself warm and active all the time with the beauty of Trikonasana embellishing your life. It is advocated that you begin your days with this awesome asana to remain energized throughout the day.
Hala means plough and asana means pose. The intensity and power with which a plough tills the land can be enjoyed while practicing Halasana. The asana replicates a baby’s action, in which he/she pulls the legs in the air trying to lick the toes. It is a great stretching for the spine and neck as well. Begin by lying on the floor comfortably with straight legs. Raise your legs and by holding the hips with your hands, bring your toes behind the head to put on the floor. Only your shoulders, head and toes are in contact with the ground. Try this action for 5-6 times a day or you can enjoy it every time you feel loosened up.
One of the most effective stretching exercises, Paschimottanasana is a seated forward bending Yoga asana. The asana is quite popular among aged people, since it doesn’t require much movement. In the winter season, when the muscles get compact and the blood becomes condensed, this pose helps in stretching the entire body and allows a smooth circulation of blood. Sitting with the legs spread in front, bend forward to bring the nose between the knees. Hold the toes with your hands by making sure the knees don’t get bent in the process. For back pain and strengthening your thigh, this asana is quite beneficial.
- Viparita Karani
Viparita Karani can be fun to engage with your children in a season that brings sluggishness to your life. It is an amazing Yoga asana that is performed with the help of a wall. Translates to legs-up-the-wall pose in English, the pose is immensely beneficial in strengthening the hips, thighs and abdomen, in addition to bringing energy to the body. Children find this asana quite interesting. To advance this practice, you can balance your legs on your own with the hands supporting the hips to keep the legs relaxed and straight. To enhance blood circulation in all parts of the body, the pose with anti-ageing effects is quite effective.
- Breathing Yoga Practice
There cannot be a better way to keep your body warm than constant breathing, which comes with a pack of numerous health advantages including blood purification. Pranayama is known as the best breathing practice in the field of Yoga, since its whole philosophy is based on inhalation and exhalation. Pranayama develops pranic energy in the body to keep a person active throughout the day. Continuous breathing promotes healthy circulation of blood in the body, coupled with curing various allergies. Sukhasana, Kamalasana (Lotus Pose), Baddha Konasana, etc. are some of the other breathing practices that one can practice to keep the body warm.
Author Bio : Manmohan Singh is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveller in India. He provides Ayurvedic Treatment In Kerala. He loves writing and reading books related to yoga, health, nature and the Himalayas.