Yoga in summer. Refresh your body with these 7 yoga poses
September 01, 2020
Like the seasons, our body also goes through a cycle of changes that serve to balance and harmonize our interior. In fact, many of these changes are usually the result of the time of year, for example daylight hours, more caloric meals in cold months, more connection with nature in months of good weather or changes in physical activity according to the season. .
During the hot months we will practice postures that help regulate temperature, thus stimulating balance in the body. The postures on the floor are the star since the floor transmits the freshness and stability that we want. We recommend you mats as sweat-friendly as possible like those of natural rubber.
It is recommended to soften the demand and focus more on the fluidity of movement, body awareness, flexibility and above all, calm breathing. We leave you some yoga exercises that are ideal to regulate the body in the hot months.
1- Shitali Pranayama It is a breathing exercise that helps lower body temperature: curl your tongue in the form of inhaling through your mouth and exhaling through your nose. You will see how it cools the mouth, throat and esophagus.
2-Chandra Bedhana Pranayama Related to lunar energy and cold. Sit in a comfortable position and do Mrigi Mudra. Block your left nostril to inhale through the right. Then close the right one and exhale through the left one. Do it for 1-3 minutes and you will see how you relax.
3- Simhasana, lion posture This pose releases tension and removes heat: Sit on your knees (on your knees), place your hands on your thighs or on the floor, and pull your body forward. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth with an “aaahh” sound like a lion's roar.
4- Greeting to the Moon Greeting the Sun revitalizes and raises the pulse, while practicing the greeting to the Moon in summer is much better since it promotes a state of relaxation in the body.
5- Inversion Asanas Postures in which our head is down like Sarvangasana (candle pose) or Viparita Karani are super good for revitalizing the whole body as they stimulate blood flow, the endocrine system and the parasympathetic nervous system.
6- Ustrasana, camel posture This energizing pose strengthens and flexes the muscles of the back, ankles, thighs, groin, and hips. It also cleanses the lungs and activates circulation. On your knees, reach your hands behind you as you exhale, curving your back backwards and pushing your hips forward. If you can, join hands with heels.
7- Anahatasana, melted heart Like the previous one, this asana helps in blood circulation. It feeds the heart chakra because it helps unblock feelings. Start on your knees and as you exhale pull your body forward until your head touches the ground. Extend your arms and hands in front of you with your palms flat on the ground. Push your hips up and keep your spine straight. Your elbows and stomach should not touch the ground and relax your head and neck with your forehead on the ground.
Choose the coolest times of the day and try not to have eaten in the previous two hours. Avoid warrior poses and asanas by intertwining your arms and legs. We wish you a beautiful practice!