As the heat grows outside, it is essential to keep your body cool. Excessive exercise can heat your body and cause your pitta to be imbalanced. So instead, you can try to cool yourself with yoga. Yes, you heard it correctly yoga can cool you down. Yoga can relax your body, calm your nerves and give you energy. Here are a few asanas that help beat the heat this summer.
Baddha Konasana ( Butterfly Pose)
Baddha Konasana has a lot of benefits for your body. It regulates the blood flow and reduces anxiety in the body. This also helps you keep energized after a long day of work. It is a relatively easy asana and an essential pose for hip flexibility. This pose requires you to sit straight with your soles touching each other and bringing your feet closer to your hips. Push your knees further towards the ground and hold for a few seconds. Focus on your breathing and repeat 3-5 times.
Tadasana ( Mountain Pose)
Tadasana helps in correcting muscle imbalances, improving posture, and deepening awareness. This also balances your body and helps with depression. Additionally, it energizes your body, steadies breathing, and increases blood flow. Despite various benefits, it is a relatively easy pose that makes the foundation for all your standing poses. This requires you to stand on your feet with your arms on either side and raise them toward the top of your head. Hold and repeat a few times.
Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge Pose)
Anjaneyasana balances your body and open ups your lungs and shoulders. It also increases your concentration and awareness and builds your mental focus. It energizes your body and digestive system. Anjaneyasana is also known as the half-moon pose because of its shape and resembles the stance taken by Lord Hanuman. This requires you to go in a deep lunge and raise your arms above your head.
Savasana (Corpse Pose)
Savasana is a refreshing and restorative pose that helps rejuvenate physical and mental health. It relaxes your body, helps blood circulation, reduces stress and anxiety, and also helps you focus better. It is also called corpse pose and requires lying on your back with your arms at a 45-degree angle on the side of your hips. Additionally take slow and controlled breaths and let your body relax.
Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
Dhanurasana adjusts body posture and hunchback and also helps with proper blood circulation. It helps maintain the balance of the body and improves digestion. First lie on your stomach and raise your legs bent at the knee then, hold your ankles and stretch your body, bringing your legs closer to your back and head. Control your breathing as you try to hold this pose for a few seconds.
Utkatasana (Chair Pose)
Utkatasna builds your endurance and stamina. It helps tone your muscle, improves breathing, and helps blood circulation. It also improves digestion, balances the body, and reduces stress. This pose requires a low squat with knees hip-width apart and your chest forward. Put your hands above your head, touching your ears with controlled breathing. Hold this pose for 3-6 breaths.
Yoga can be a beneficial tool for your health in the summer. Doing yoga in the morning or the evening with proper control of your breathing can help your energy levels throughout the day. It also helps with your sleep patterns and keeps you healthy throughout.
In Naturoville Wellness, we have highly trained yoga and meditation gurus to help you out with healthy lifestyle change and managing body ailments. Our yoga center- ‘Atma’ has a peaceful and calm environment to promote concentration. It accompanies agreeable wooden ground surface that is perfect for rehearsing Yoga.