Ommm! Yoga is great to improve strength, flexibility, balance and increases energy so there’s no surprise it’s becoming more and more popular. Text your bestie and go book your first Yoga session at your local club to reap the benefits of this relaxing, de-stressing exercise.
The Yoga Positions That Bring You The Ultimate Zen
#1 Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
This position is both a strengthening and stretching pose by improving strength in your arms and shoulders, toning your waist, lifting energy and helping you focus. One reason why this position brings you the ultimate zen is the blood flow it gives you to the brain.
#2 The Lotus (Padmasana)
Whether you’re a beginner or advanced in yoga, this position can be done by all. This pose strengthens your ankles and legs, increases flexibility in your hips (trust me you’ll feel it!) and increases circulation in your spine.
#3 The Tree (Vriksasana)
Now, this pose is great for balance and focus as you practice slow and controlled breathing whilst standing on one leg. If you suffer from back pain this pose helps to lengthen out the spine also by lifting your chest and dropping your shoulders down and lifting your head slightly.
#4 The Warrior (Virabhadrasana)
The warrior pose strengthens the legs, opens the hips and chest and stretches the arms and legs. For this pose, the Yogi develops concentration and balance whilst feeling grounded within the earth! This pose improves circulation and energizes your entire body.
#5 Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)
Very similar to the downward facing dog pose the cobra pose stretches your abdominal muscles improving digestion whilst stretching your lower back muscles. It helps to open up your lunges improving oxygen levels through your body leaving you feeling refreshed!
There you have it girl, whether you’re getting your zen on at home or in a Yoga class try these poses to bring you the ultimate ZEN!