Yoga postures for winter help a person cope with harsh weather. People need to try out yoga poses and benefits to keep good health during the cold season.
Winter months are tough as the body gets stiff and movements become difficult. Why not try yoga postures for winter?
Try out these yoga poses and their benefits.
1. Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
From all fours, tuck the toes under and then lift the hips into an inverted “V” shape. Pedal the feet and sway one’s hips a few times in order to settle down into the pose. Then lift the seat a little higher as the person stretches down via one’s heels. Focus on finding a firm base of support via one’s hands and balls of one’s feet. As a person breathes deeply, it is necessary to find a balance point between the upper body as well as the lower body, with the weight distributed being evenly between all four points of contact. Allow stillness to spread throughout one’s nervous system as a person hold the pose for as long as a person likes.
- Invigorates and calms the nervous system.
- Creates a sense of integration and balance between the right and left sides, as well as between the upper and lower body.
2. Crescent Lunge (Ashta Chandrasana)
Step one’s right foot forward into a lunge, keeping one’s back leg strong as well as straight. Come upright with one’s hands on one’s hips as a person can find stability as well as the balance between one’s legs. Feel free to widen one’s feet from right to left to find greater solidity in the given pose. Lift the hips pointing toward the lower ribs, so as to create greater freedom in one’s lower back. Once ready, stretch the arms overhead, while drawing the heads of one’s upper arm bones back into their respective shoulder sockets. Relax the shoulders, face, as well as eyes, as a person can gaze out over the horizon line. Hold for several breaths and then do repeat on the second side.
- Helps a person to face life with an open heart, directly as well as honestly.
- It helps to balance Vata energy.
3. Revolved Prayer Lunge (Parivrtta Ashta Chandrasana)
Return to Crescent Lunge with one’s right leg forward, and bring the right hand to one’s right hip. Keeping as much length as a person can in one’s torso, begin to twist vertically to the right, allowing the upper body to tilt forward till it cannot go any further. Hook the left elbow outside one’s front thigh, and bring the hands to a prayer position. Press the hands strongly into one another, drawing the shoulders onto one’s back body, and rotate the torso toward the right thigh. Since the spiral of energy sort of moving around one’s spine and make use of the breath to spread that energy all the way up and down one’s body. Draw the navel in toward one’s spine while taking several breaths in this shape. Repeat on the second side.
- A powerful massage for the internal organs, improving digestion.
- The deep twisting action does stimulate elimination, as well as counteracts the sluggishness of a Kapha imbalance.
Also Read, 5 Yoga Poses to Help Relax the Mind.
4. Triangle (Trikonasana)
Start with a wide standing posture. Turn the right foot out at a 90-degree angle and then ensure the outer edge of one’s left foot aligns with the short edge of one’s yoga mat. Press the feet evenly into the earth, activating one’s legs and drawing the muscles in toward the bones. Lift one’s arms to shoulder height and extend out via one’s fingertips. Reach out via one’s right arm, stretching as far forward as possible while drawing the right hip back as well as down; allow one’s pelvis to tip to the right. Bring the right hand to one’s right shin or to the outside of one’s shin for stability; the left arm reaches straight up to the sky.
Feel the sacred triangular shapes that a person is making with his or her legs and in the space between the bottom arm and front leg. Breathe into the whole body while feeling a strong sense of integration at one’s center. Squeeze one’s legs together to come up and out of the pose, and then repeat on the second side.
- Balances the entire system physically as well as energetically.
- The shape promotes balance, calmness, and peace.
5. Side Plank (Vasisthasana)
Bring one’s feet together and spin one’s heels to the right, stacking the feet. As a person shifts his or her weight into the right arm, he or he needs to be sure to keep the crease of one’s right elbow facing forward so as to maintain proper shoulder alignment. Bring the left hand to one’s hip, or straight up to the sky, as a person lifts via both hips. For an added challenge, keep the big toe ball mounds of one’s feet together, but bring the heels slightly apart from one another. Release the pose by cautiously returning to Downward Facing Dog, and then lowering to one’s knees to rest between sides.
- Firms and tones the entire body.
- Strengthens the shoulder girdle, wrists, arms, and chest, as well as the obliques, glutes, and legs
- Improves concentration and keeps the mind sharp during the colder months.
To keep healthy do try out yoga postures for winter.