Yoga has become all the rage, and for a very good reason. Multiple studies have proven that it offers a wide plethora of health benefits.
Benefits for the brain
Practicing yoga on a regular basis has been shown to have positive effects on the brain. Here are some of them:
- Boosts serotonin levels and makes you happier
- Relieves stress
- Improves your concentration
- Improves cognitive function
- Brings calmness and creates mental clarity
- Helps you get rid of negative emotions
Benefits for the body
Yoga has an even greater effect on the body:
- Improves balance, protecting you from injury
- Improves posture, preventing back, neck and other joint problems
- Improves bone health, helping to ward off osteoporosis
- Improves sleep quality
- Improves breathing and circulation
- Drains your lymphs and boosts immunity
- Lowers blood pressure
- Lowers blood sugar
Have you heard of Yoga Burn? It is total workout designed to help women lose weight in an all-natural way.
10 Yoga Moves to Put Your Body in Fat-Burning Mode
1. Tree pose
Begin by standing up straight with the arms at the sides. Shift the weight on the left foot and bring the right one up to the left thigh. Rest the right foot against the inside of the left things. Bring the arms straight up above you, holding the arms in praying position. Hold for thirsty seconds to a minute.
2. Downward facing dog
Begin by getting onto all fours with the hands in line with the shoulders. Move the hands ahead of you and spread the fingers. Bring the hips toward the ceiling, keeping the body in an inverted V shape. The feet should be hip-width apart while the knees slightly bent. Hold the position for three full breaths.
3. Upward facing dog
Get into plank position and press down the mat with the hands to straighten the arms. Lower the pelvis and thighs at the same time. Put the tops of the feet on the mat and arch the back, keeping the arms and legs straight.
4. Garland pose
Begin by squatting with the feet as close together as possible. Spread the thighs and bring the torso forward, while exhaling and fitting it between the thighs. Put the palms against each other and press the elbows against the knees. Hold for thirty seconds to a minute, inhale, and stand up.
5. Chair pose
Begin by standing up with the feet forward and width-distance apart. Raise the arms over the head, push the shoulders down, and bend the knees. Go as low as you feel comfortable. Keep the back straight and hold for six to eight breaths. Go back to the original position and repeat.
6. Warrior I
Start in the downward facing dog position. Step the right foot forwards, keeping it closer to the right hand. Bring the torso up, raise the arms, and press the palms together. Draw the shoulders blades down towards the hips. Hold for five breaths and switch sides.
7. Warrior II
Begin with the legs four feet apart, turning the right foot out 90 degrees and the left one in slightly. Bring the hands to the hips, relaxing the shoulders. Extend the arms out with the palms facing down. Bend the right knee, making sure it is over the ankle. Hold for a minute and switch sides.
8. Half-boat pose
Sit and bend the legs. Press the hands against the floor and raise the arms so that the shins are parallel to the floor. Make sure the knees are slightly bent. Extend the arms in front of your body, balancing on the pelvic bones. Keep the back straight.
9. Triangle pose
Stand with the feet three feet apart and turn the left foot out 90 degrees and the right one in 45 degrees. Extend the arms out and bend over the left knee. Touch the mat with the left hand and raise the left arm straight above so that the fingerprints are pointing upwards. Hold for five breaths. Stand and repeat on the other side.
10. Half moon pose
Start by standing up straight. Lift the arms by the sides and then clasp the hands over the head, stretching the index fingers. Bend the torso to the right and keep the arms straight as you stretch to the side. Repeat with the other side.