It’s never too late to start practicing yoga (if you haven’t already) and begin yoga at home. Practicing healthy habits is always about making the right choices and taking the first steps.
Practicing yoga daily can be the simplest and most convenient way of choosing a healthy habit to build a fitness routine. Not only will yoga make you more flexible, increase stability, and build strength, but it will also make you feel more relaxed and boost your overall health.
The first step is to, however, mentally prepare yourself and buy that yoga mat (or take it out) and build that determination. That’s half the process done!
The rest requires you actually to practice. And for your ease, here is a list of the easy, simple, and effective yoga poses that will help you practice a healthy lifestyle at home.
“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” – Plato
Some important tips before beginning
Once you are motivated enough to start or resume your yoga at home, kindly keep the following points in mind:
- While you can do yoga at any time of the day, it is ideal for practicing in the morning.
- Choose a clean and quiet place to practice yoga. It would be great if you could select a location surrounded by greenery, as it boosts positivity.
- Don’t do yoga shortly after consuming food. Keep a gap of at least 2 hours between meals and yoga.
- Practice yoga in comfortable clothing.
- Always begin with a bit of stretching to help relax your body before yoga at home.
- Practice regular breathing while performing any yoga poses.
- Keep practicing daily. Don’t give up. It’s all about habits.
Yoga is not just about doing movements but also ensuring that they are done correctly with proper body movements and balances.
Remember that all the poses discussed should follow the correct postures.
So, let’s begin our yoga journey with these poses that will help you build a healthy lifestyle and bring positive changes into your life through mind and body wellness.
Please note: If you are pregnant, consult a yoga trainer or doctor before practicing any pose.
Downward facing dog pose (Adho Mukha Shvanasana)
Make sure your toes and hands are aligned and pointed towards the front while you put most of the pressure on the legs. The heels should not be touching the floor if you want maximum benefit from this yoga pose.
Keep your feet parallel to each other and ensure that the weight is equally distributed between your palms.
Benefits: Relieves back pain, strengthens arms and shoulders, builds upper body strength, and builds concentration.
Important: Avoid if you have pain in the wrist or high blood pressure.
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Cobra pose (Bhujangasana)
Make sure that you are beginning this position while lying down on the ground, and your stomach should be touching the ground. Once you place your palms on the floor and the elbows are bent straightway, slowly rise and stretch your back towards the back to get an arch-like pose. You should rise up completely up till your stomach is lifted off.
Ensure that your legs are close to each other and feet and heels slightly touch each other. Also, note that your head should be tilted towards your back.
You should be able to feel the stretch on your wrist, and your pressure should be equal on both palms.
Benefit: Helps relieve shoulder and neck pain, tones abdomen muscles, improves blood circulation, and expands the chest.
Important: Avoid if you have pain in the wrist or spinal disorders.
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Child’s pose (Balasana)
Once in a while, you can choose to relax between more “worked-up” yoga poses with calming yoga poses like the Balasana or child’s pose. It not only helps you relax and focus better during yoga but also stretches your neck, shoulder, spine, lower back, hip, thighs, and knees and makes your body more flexible.
Make sure you are completely relaxed during this asana to effectively feel rejuvenated throughout your mind and body.
Benefits: Calms the mind and body, helps ease the body, stimulates better digestion, and increases better oxygen circulation in the body.
Important: Avoid this pose if you have any knee injury.
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Four-limbed staff pose (Chaturanga Dandasana)
Get down on the floor on all four (your hands and legs) in order to begin this pose. Once done, slowly lift your body up, balancing your weight on your hands and toes, and then eventually bringing your body to mid-level and once again going up. Continue the process in the form of a push-up.
Remember that this should be practiced mindfully, and you must be aware of the body weight being distributed equally.
Benefits: Strengthens arms and shoulders, tones down belly fat, boosts energy, and helps relax fatigue.
Important: Avoid if you have wrists or shoulder arthritis or any kind of injury.
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Tree pose (Vrikshasana)
If you are looking for that one yoga pose that will significantly improve your overall wellness, balance, and stability, then this asana should be your go-to pose.
Remember that this pose might take time to get right, and do not give up even if you fail many times initially.
Also, relax when you practice this pose, as unnecessary stress towards the pose will add unnecessary tension to the body and mind. Take your time.
Benefits: Strengthens posture, builds balance, strengthens your core, boosts energy, and helps increase concentration.
Important: Avoid if you have balance-related disorders or low blood pressure, or migraine.
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Make a healthy habit of fitness combined with discipline. It will help you stay positive, happy, and motivated.
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Such detailed insight. Will definitely attempt these. Thanks Ayesha!