Temperature is dipping down outside and we are trying to pack up to keep ourselves warm. It’s obvious, most of us will prefer being home either than going out at the gym or brisk walk or yoga classes. Now you don’t have to find an excuse to stay at home and compromise on your fitness goals. Here are three warming yoga poses you can do this winter at home.
1. Cat/Cow Poses
Ideally, Cat/Cow poses is done at a slow pace, when you are in a calm and breathing movement. Sync your mind and soul with each other and get started with the first pose.
How to do: Place your hands and knees on the yoga mat. Align your wrists under the shoulders in such a way that your arms are perpendicular to the floor. Similarly, align your knees under your hips in a way that your thighs are perpendicular to the floor and wave your spine. For the cow pose, you should inhale and exhale for the cat pose.
2. Sun Salutations
Steps of Sun Salutations are:
- Pranayama Pose- It is a prayer pose
- Hastauttanasana – It is a raised arm pose.
- Hasta padasana- It is a hand to foot pose where you will be standing and bending down till you forehead touching your knees.
- Ashwa Sanchalanasana- It is a equestrain pose where you will be pushing your left leg back extended whereas put forward your right foot folded.
- Dandasana- It is a stick pose where you will be taking a push up position.
- Ashtanga Namaskara- It is a pose where you will be saluting with eight parts or points.
- Bhujangasana- It is a cobra pose where you will be bending your back and pulling your upper body towards the ceiling while your lower body touches the ground.
- Parvatasana- It is a mountain pose where you will be lifting your hips up while allowing your hands and toes touch the ground.
Again get in Ashwa Sanchalanasana pose, Hasta padasana pose, stand in a Raised arm pose and then get in a Tadasana pose.
3. Boat Pose
This pose is all about your core (abdominal) muscles that creates heat in the body. When we do core strengthening poses we create heat in the whole body.
How to do: Sit on the yoga mat with your legs extended straight on the floor while your hands resting beside your hips. Raise both the legs up while keeping your spine straight. At the same time, slowly lean back.