Yoga is one of the most recommended exercises for back pain, to relax the body, to achieve a complete state of wellbeing at the mental level. But not only that. The Harvard University wants to practice this exercise daily to reduce stress, anxiety and depression.
But, in addition, it is an exercise that children, elders, elite athletes such as the NBA player Myles Turner practice, and with great benefits for their health. That’s why for this summer we put your homework, both for yoga professionals, as for beginners, recommended by Professor Vanesa Torres.
Three basic exercises to get started in yoga
- Sitting cross-legged keeping your spine straight (on a cushion if you needed it to keep you fully erect) simply breathe taking attention to the physical sensations.
- On knees, place hands on the floor under the shoulders, knees under the hips around the column exhaling pushing with hands and feet the floor and inhaling lengthen the spine opening the chest a lot.
- Sit with your knees spaced shoulder-width apart and your feet together -, sit on your heels, stretching your arms as far forward as possible, resting your forehead on the floor if you arrive and lowering your pelvis to your heels as much as you can.
3 exercises for yoga ‘professionals’
- From the position of hands under the shoulders and knees under hips place toes on the floor to from there raise the pelvis on the heels stretching the legs as much as you can and extending the column into the hands.
- From the previous position lower the pelvis towards the ground looking for a line between head and feet keeping the hands resting on the floor under the shoulders with the arms stretched and the feet in half tip with fingers resting on the floor.
- Standing, legs together raise the arms above the head, with the right hand held in the left arm to pull it to the right and thus open the left side trying to bring the pelvis in contrast to the opposite side. Do the same to the other side.