You can practice yoga at home to enhance your fitness level and well being. Here we provide a yoga workout with various different poses for you to practice whenever you can to help you get fitter, healthier and more active.
You can start your yoga practice workout with a little bit of relaxation to unwind and get into the mood for an energising yoga session. Lie down flat on the floor in the corpse posture and relax for about 3 to 5 minutes.
Start to feel yourself back into the room, open your eyes and give a big stretch. Now you can start warming up the body for the exercise to come with the following loosening postures:
- Supine Breath x 10
- Single Knee Hugs x 3 on each side
- Double knee hug x 2
- Supine Twist
- Easy Sitting Forward Bend
Now that you have stretched your muscles you are ready for some more enduring standing postures. We suggest the following poses:
Followed by a balance posture and an inverted posture:
Then go into the Child Pose to counterbalance the downward dog posture.
Sit into a Spinal Twist Pose, followed by the Cobra Pose. Then go into the Child Pose again to counterbalance the cobra posture. Complete the postures with the Seated Forward Bend Pose.
Finish your yoga workout practice with some relaxation, meditation or breathing such as Ujjayi breath.
Enjoy the feeling of health and well being.
Marcia has been practising yoga for over 20 years and has specialised in the Hatha and Ashtanga schools of yoga, although has also enjoyed learning other branches such as Iyengar. As well as yoga she practices meditation, and plays a wide range of sports, including badminton, cricket, cycling, and walking.