Morning exercises are a great way to energize the mind and awaken the muscles for the great day ahead. It is not always true that only a harsh workout can help you stay in good shape. Performing gentle yoga postures regularly will restore the troubled internal balance, ease stress, stretch the muscles, cool down the mind and revive the entire body. You can do these asanas as soon as you get up from the bed and need no warm up sessions.
Here Are 6 Gentle Yoga Poses
Sit down on the ground and stretch your legs forward. Position your arms next to your body with palms touching the floor. Press thighs and heels against the ground. Expand your chest. Feel the energy flow from the hip bones to the chest and from the shoulders to the end of the spine. Your torso should be at right angles to the ground, back straight and chin parallel to the ground. Gaze forward and hold this position for a minute. This posture stretches the back and torso. It helps improve the posture, calms the mind, and relieves stress and increases concentration as well as strength.
Seated Forward Bend
Sit on a chair and place your feet together on the floor. Breathe in and stretch your arms forward with palms facing the ground. Bend frontward as you breathe out. Try to touch the floor with your arms and return to the original position. This posture stretches the spine and stimulates the organs in the abdominal region. This posture stabilizes blood pressure and aids in weight loss.
Kneel down on a mat and position your feet apart at hip width. Sit down on a yoga block placed between the feet and place your hands resting on your thighs. Rotate your thighs inwards and apply pressure on your thighs using your hands. Stretch your tailbone, straighten your spine, widen your shoulders and look downwards. Stay in this position for at least 2 minutes and relax. This posture increases flexibility of the legs, stretches the thighs, aligns the spine and improves posture.
Breathing Sukhasana Pose
Sit in sukhasana and take a deep breath. Feel the expansion of the lungs and air movement into the lungs and expansion of the chest. Breathe out quickly and feel the movement of air out of the body. Repeat the process and slowly increase the breathing speed. This breathing exercise calms the mind, clears the airways and increases energy. It is also said relieve problems such as bloating, heartburn, indigestion, etc.
Leg Up The Wall
Sit next to a wall and stretch your legs forward. Using your hip and core muscles, walk your legs up the wall. Position your tailbone close to the wall and sole of your feet should face the ceiling. Relax your neck and place your hands stretched on the sides. Hold this position for 10 minutes. This position lowers blood pressure, relieves headache, joint pain and back pain, stretches leg muscles, improves digestion and alleviates stress.
Stand straight with feet placed a little wide apart. Raise your hand straight above your head with palms facing inwards. Bend the knees slightly and bring your hands straight in front of the chest. Your hands should be parallel to the ground with palms facing the floor. Stay in this position for one minute and relax. This posture improves heart health, strengthens torso and back, tones leg muscles and improves concentration.