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How About Some Yoga Exercises?

Aug 17, 2007
In a nutshell, yoga is a system of physical exercise that is designed to improve your body strength, increase the vital flow of energy, and provide a peace of mind. It is performed in different poses and is required to be practiced correctly.

A good daily routine starts with having a fixed procedure of practice in three points; first, Japa meaning chanting some mantra over and over to maintain the same consciousness; second, study by reading some yoga scripts; and third, meditation which should be performed at a fixed time in a fixed place everyday.

The beginning pose of these yoga exercises should be the Corpse pose, and be repeated between other asanas (yoga poses) and as a final relaxation. The easy pose which is the standard pose is also a good position for meditation while allowing your mind to gain strength and relax.

Start these yoga exercises with a quick warm up routine to relax and prepare your muscles for the following exercises. After warm up, you can perform the shoulder lifts, the natural following exercise, and the eye exercise, which can improve your eyesight and prevent tiredness. For the next exercises you can practice sun salutation which will stretch all your body muscles, along with preparing you for the much more difficult exercises. Also try a leg raise, which will tone your leg muscles, giving you more endurance and improved flexibility; a head stand pose is also good for resting some of your organs such as heart.

Now you will need to prepare your mind and body for much more difficult yoga exercise.

Start with the bridge and plough poses; this will increase your back flexibility. It might look difficult to perform but this poses can easily reached by performing it gently. At first this exercise might not be perfect because it takes time to develop and execute them correctly. After that try forward bend pose to stimulate the nervous system and then fish pose, it tones the chest muscles and lungs.

Women who suffer from menstrual problems can try the cobra pose, it stimulates the pelvic and lower abdomen area, improving the circulation and massaging the internal organs.

The locust pose can help strengthen the lower back. Locust pose is also known to help prevent constipation. The bow is another pose designed to help your back area remain strong and flexible and as a bonus can help reduce abdominal fat if proper diet is maintained. Furthering this yoga exercise you can try the half spinal twist pose for your spines.

You can improve your joints and arm strength by the crow pose; this will give you more breathing capabilities. Then followed by hands to feet pose and the triangle, the pose requires your body strength and flexibility. For the final perform the corpse pose to regain any energy that has been lost during these free yoga exercise and also to rest your body.
About the Author
C.S.Cox has published many ebooks including the new "Yoga Training Guide" designed for those desiring to learn about this exciting ancient art. Find out more at Yoga Training Package at http://www.powerbodyyoga.com.
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