So you’ve spent the whole day going through work, doing all of your various errands, and slowly going down your to do list. Now you hardly have any energy left for anything else. You need to relax, and enjoy some time to yourself finally. You can do this with yoga! When you do yoga, it easily brings your body into balance. It helps your body to restore your weak muscles and helping you to stretch the tight muscles so it can repair itself. Your body heals with yoga by reducing your risk of injury, reducing pain immediately, and makes your whole body let go of the pent up energy and strain. The deep breathing you do during yoga helps a lot too. It’s really beneficial for your physical and mental health.
So get rid of all your daily stress with these suggested poses for women two or three times a week.
The Child’s Pose
Kneel face-down on a mat, with your feet touching behind you and your arms stretched out over your head. Sit back on your heels why still kneeling down with your forehead resting on the mat. Do this for at least 1-2 minutes and do deep breaths the entire time. This is a great pose for stretching your back, hips, and the quad muscles.
The Downward Dog
From a standing position, bend your knees and slowly put your hands on the floor. In this all fours position, bring your feet almost together, like a few inches apart. Then take your hands and put them shoulder width apart. Press down firmly with your hands and straighten your legs out, so your body looks like a triangle. You can move your hands or feet forward or backward to make the position more comfortable, or you can also bend your knees slightly if your legs are too tight.
Relax your neck and breathe deeply. Hold this for at least a few minutes. This works on your spine, calves, and hamstrings really well. It also really increases your circulation and helps you to strengthen your upper body.
The Warrior 2
Standing up, put your feet four feet apart form each other. Turn the right foot so the toes points towards the front of your mat. Turn your other foot, so that it’s at an 30 degree angle. Rises your arms to shoulder height, and make them and your hands parallel to the floor. Bend your right knee, so that leg forms a 90 degree angle. Tuck your tailbone downward as you gently draw your stomach in. Hold for about a minute, then straighten your right leg, turn, and do this same pose on the other side for the same amount of time.
This will make your core firmer, and tone your arms. It’s really good for the hips, inner thins, and chest too. So these were some of the best poses you can do for basic yoga. They should really help you release some of the tension for your day. Yoga for women doesn’t have to be complicated, it can be easy and fun to do.