5 Best POWER YOGA Poses For UPPER BODY WORKOUT
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There is no doubt that this workout needs a lot of time and practice. To build strength, we need to allot a few hours for ourselves, don’t we? So let’s try and do this in the best way we can! Do try and practice yoga for upper body toning at your own pace, but regularly.
Let us have a look at some of the steps involved in performing the upper body workout:
# CAT WITH ARMS MOVEMENTS:-
Step 1: Start with the cat pose on all your fours. Your hands should be shoulder width apart and spine straight.
Step 2: Now lift your right hand towards the ceiling and bring it down. Inhale while lifting and exhale while lowering the hand.
Step 3: Repeat this exercise with the left hand for 10-20 times.
# DOWNWARD FACING DOG TO UPWARDS FACING DOG:-
Step 1: Start exhaling come to the downward facing dog position.
Step 2: Then inhale while coming to the upward facing dog position. Make sure your chest is expanding. Repeat for 10-20 counts.
Step 3: Once you are done stay in the up dog position for 10 seconds and relax.
# DOWNWARD TO DOG PLANK POSITION:-
Step 1: Start with the downward dog position. Take some time to adjust your downward dog pose.
Step 2: Now exhale and lift your right leg outwards to the ceiling and then bring it back by bending the knee while inhaling. Make
sure you swing your shoulders just above your wrist.
Step 3: Relax after a few counts.
# SIDE TO SIDE PLANK:-
Step 1: Start this exercise by sitting in such a way that your left hip is on the floor and your right leg is above the left.
Step 2: Now lift the right hand over your head sideways by taking support of your left hand. Inhale while raising your hand and exhale while getting it down.
Step 3: Repeat the same with the other side this and do this for 10 counts.
# YOGA MUDRA:-
Step 1: Start in vajrasana and clasp your hands behind your back.
Step 2: Inhale and open up your chest and then while exhaling place your forehead onto the floor. Lift your arms up towards the
Step 3: Stay in this position for 10 seconds and relax.
# Benefits of yoga for upper body training are as follows:
Let’s take a look at what we can achieve with this special workout.
1. Bone Density: It improves bone density. Putting weight on the arms and shoulders increases the upper body strength.
2. Wakes you up: It helps you overcome that awful feeling of fatigue and lethargy. By performing yoga for upper body flexibility, you feel rejuvenated and much more active.
3 .Neck and Shoulders: Yoga for upper body toning gives relief from an aching neck and shoulders. Stiffness of the muscles
4. Blood Circulation: It also improves blood circulation in the body. A healthy circulatory system eliminates harmful toxins from the
body which makes you stronger and less prone to diseases.
Instructor : Svati Patangay is a certified yoga and pilates instructor and a third degree Reiki healer. She has also successfully healed kids with autism.
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So, if you suffer from an aching back, shoulders and arms, try performing yoga for upper body flexibility.
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