5 standing yoga asanas to increase strength and balance

5 standing yoga asanas to increase strength and balance

Yoga asanas that are performed standing help to develop leg muscles and build strength. They aid in fat burning as well as body contouring and toning. They also aid in the maintenance of your balance.

Try these five standing yoga poses to enhance your balance and strength.

The First Pose (Konasana)

Here's how to do it:

Stand in Tadasana with your feet about six inches apart (Mountain Pose).

Inhale deeply and lift your attention to your right hand, which is extended over your head.

Take a deep breath and exhale slowly. Lower your arm to the ground.

With your left hand, reverse the procedure.

Benefits:

Stretching the sides of the body helps tone arms, legs, and abdominal organs.

Assists in the alleviation of back pain.

The spine is flexed and stretched. Konasana No. 2

Here's how to do it:

In Sanskrit, tadasana means 'to stand' (Mountain Pose). So relax and take a big breath.

Deeply inhale, then gently lift both arms over your head. At all times, keep your fingers connected.

Deeply inhale, then tilt your head to the left without folding your elbows as you exhale, feeling the stretch at the base of your spine.

Repeat the sideways bend and stretch to the right side as you slowly rise to your feet.

Relax and return to Tadasana.

Benefits:

Stretches the sides of the body.

Toned arms and abdominal organs

The spine has been flexed.

The third asana is Katichakrasana.

Here's how to do it:

Inhale and lift both hands in front of you to shoulder level, palms facing each other at a constant distance. Maintain a straight path as though you were holding a football that you couldn't see.

Slowly twist to the left from the base of the spine to the best of your ability, keeping the hands parallel and at an equal distance.

Relax your breath as you exhale and return to your normal position.

Carry on in the same manner on the right side. Repeat this five times on each side to keep your sides flexible.

Benefits:

It helps to relieve constipation.

The spine and waist are flexed and strengthened.

Muscles in the arms and legs are toned.

The neck and shoulders are relaxed.

Muscles in the abdomen and lower back are strengthened.

Hastapadasana (Standing Forward Bend)

Here's how to do it:

In Sanskrit, tadasana means 'to stand' (Mountain Pose).

Stretch both hands to the sky and look skyward. Then, as you exhale, bend forward gently, aiming to touch the tips of your toes with your fingers.

Inhale and gradually stretch your arms up, keeping your spine as straight as possible.

Return to your old position by slowly exhaling. Relax by taking a big breath.

Benefits:

This exercise stretches the back muscles.

The spine is flexible, which aids in blood circulation.

Tone the abdominal organs.

The fifth asana is Ardha Chakrasana.

Here's how to do it:

Stand tall, evenly distributing your weight between both legs.

Take a big breath in and lift your hands over your head.

Exhale and lean back as much as you can.

Return to your former position by inhaling deeply.

Rep 3–4 more times.

Benefits:

Stretches the torso and back.

Muscles in the arms and shoulders are toned.

It, on the other hand, both aches and strengthens the back.

Last updated:2/28/2022 5:42:36 AM
james

james

where I was living and working at the time. I'd look for seminars, guest teachers, new studios, or yoga festivals that would provide me with something fresh to add to my yoga teaching toolkit.

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