Travel by its very nature means disruption of schedules. Are you a traveller who is fitness conscious? Does your travel interfere with your fitness regimen? Yoga which is an ancient way of not only keeping the body fit but also helps in the rejuvenation of the mind is there to help you in adhering to your fitness regimen. The beauty of yoga is that it does not require facilities like a gym or any other equipment. All that is needed is some space and a passion with focus. So whichever part of the world you are you can still practise some simple yoga postures that will keep you not only physically fit but will also energize you and improve your concentration. In addition to these asanas, here are a few travel tips to exercise on the go.
Following are five simple yoga asanas that can be practiced in your hostel, hotel, or homestay. Twenty minutes of yoga will leave you charged and ready to face the challenges of the day both physically and mentally.
This is a building block for many other asanas. It is also known as Mountain Pose. This asana is done by standing erect with both hands hanging lightly by the side. After firming the thigh muscles one should feel the energy flowing from the feet to the head. One should then gaze upwards and focus on the breath. The Tadasana is beneficial in improving posture as well as strengthening the legs, hips, and stomach.
This asana is also known as Hasta Padasana or Padahastasana. This is a very effective and powerful stretch exercise and has a tremendous effect on the improvement of blood circulation. During the asana, fresh blood flows to the head resulting in a very rejuvenating feeling. In addition to this, the Uttanasana also stimulates the functioning of other organs of the body like kidneys, liver, as well as the digestive system. This asana is done by initially standing in the Tadasana posture and bending down from the waist while exhaling the breath. The hands are placed on the feet by the side of the feet which should parallel to each other. This position is to be held for a few seconds.
The Virabhadrasana is a dramatic yoga posture and is also known as the Warrior posture. This asana is great in stretching and strengthening the back and legs. This asana works wonders for those having a sedentary lifestyle as it strengthens the spine and stimulates metabolism. The asana is also great to reduce stress and calm the mind as well as improve concentration. This asana can be practised by placing the feet apart, taking the right foot forward, lifting the arms above the head and looking forward.
The Bhujangasana is also known as the Cobra Pose. This simple asana has manifold benefits that include the stimulation of the reproductive, digestive, and urinary systems. Metabolism too receives a boost with the help of the Bhujangasana. This asana is practised by lying down on the floor flat on the stomach. Then raise your upper body with the help of the hands by placing the upper body weight on the elbows. Hold the position for a few seconds while breathing in followed by release.
The Shavasana or corpse pose is the final asana that one should do after the other asanas towards the end of the yoga workout. It allows the body to harness the energy and benefits accrued from the workout and relaxes the body. The asana releases all tensions from the body and mind and is an excellent posture for relaxation. The Shavasana is practised by lying on your back with hands by the side and palms facing upwards. Experience and feel the flow of energy in every part of your body from the feet to the head with your eyes closed. Focus and be aware of your breathing as you breathe normally.
These simple asanas are easy to practice but have a monumental effect in overall fitness of the body. In addition, the practice of these asanas ensures tremendous improvement in the powers of concentration.
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