We all are We swear that one fine day we will relax and breathe deeply, we will head out to pause and smell the fresh fragrances of the blossoming flowers, will go out for long walks in pleasant weather, pick up the book that has been collecting dust, one day we will actually slow down and start living. Not this day, no energy left, Not this week, it’s too hectic, etc. We all know tomorrow never comes.
So, spend few minutes in the practice of yoga and free yourselves from the chaotic life. Perform diverse yoga postures and yogic breathing exercises that work on your entire body including the respiratory organs, heart, mind, and so much more. It lowers stress levels, increases metabolic processes, reduces fatigue, and boosts energy levels.
Here are the key yoga poses for stamina. Take a glance at the postures below:
1. Seated Wide-Angle Pose (Upavistha Konasana): Put an end to the tensions of the day as you dig into a seated wide angle pose. Upavistha konasana connects you back with your body after a long day and helps you rest in peace.
Instructions: Begin in a staff pose with spine and legs straight. Spread your legs as wide as you can, keeping your toes flexed and legs active. Make sure your knees are pointing towards the ceiling. Relax your shoulder blades, lift your chest, and place your hands between your legs. Inhale. Now, exhale and walk your hands in front to a point where your body feels comfortable. If possible then lean your torso forward towards the ground. Stay here and take 15-20 breaths. To release, come into an upright position.
2. Goddess Pose (Utkata Konasana): Find balance both internally and externally with this powerful squat yoga pose. Channelise your inner goddess with Utkata Konasana and carry out your day with energy and grace.
Instructions: Stand in the mountain pose. Widen your feet 3-4 inches apart. Pivot your heels inward and toes outward. As you exhale, bend your knees, thighs parallel to the ground, and align your hips with your knees. Make sure the knees are stacked directly over the ankles. Outstretch your arms in front and fold your elbows to a 90-degree angle. Keep your fingers spread and in an upward direction. Press the feet firmly into the ground. Hold this pose for 30 seconds. To come out of the posture, come back into the mountain pose.
3. Plow Pose (Halasana): Relax your body and rejuvenate your mind by practicing the plow pose. An effective yoga asana that rewards the whole human system and potently enhances the stamina.
Instructions: Lie on the ground on your back. Rest your arms by your side and keep your legs straight. As you breathe in, make use of your abdominal muscles to lift the legs and hips upward. Keep your lower back parallel to the floor. Gently, lower your legs down and locate your toes on the floor behind your head. Either support your back with your hands or clasp them on the ground. Look at your cheeks. Remain in this pose for 20-30 seconds. To exit, roll down and come back into a lying position.
4. Child Pose (Balasana): A resting pose that has the power to alleviate stress and fatigue. It gently stretches the body, therapeutically relieves pain, and effectively restores body balance.
Instructions: Kneel on a yoga mat with hands on your knees. Spread your knees wide and sit back with your hips placed on the heels. Elongate your spine. With an exhalation, bow forward, draping your torso between the thighs. Bring your forehead to rest on the ground. Extend your hand backward, palms up. To exit, bring your hands in front and sit back on your heels.
5. Mountain Pose (Tadasana): Practice this foundational pose daily to improve your focus, endurance, and energy levels.
Instructions: Stand tall on a yoga mat with weight evenly distributed across the feet. Keep breathing and focus on the present moment. Ground your feet and raise your arms overhead. Either keep them parallel to the floor or fold them together. Gaze in a forward direction. Hold this pose for 60 seconds.
Make these yoga postures for stamina a part of your life and be cheerful and energetic.