YOGA – For Lazy Bums

YOGA – For Lazy Bums

“I am not fat, I am just well covered”  *innocent face*

Running out of clever excuses for being unfit and shapeless?  And you can’t hit the gym because, well, commitment issues.

Let’s start by taking baby steps. Here is a list of four simple and effective yoga poses that can be done at any place and any time suitable to you. All you need is a yoga mat and you are good to go.

 Warrior Pose

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Why?

If you are one of those who can’t get through office without a shot of caffeine then try the Warrior Pose. It will not only energize you but also give you that kick in your butt(you need) to get through the rest of the day.

How to?

  • Start by standing straight with your legs wide apart.
  • Turn your right feet out and the other feet inward to make a 45-degree angle.
  • Try to keep your body straight & facing the front.
  • Go forward and bend your right knee making a 90-degree angle while the other leg stretches properly.
  • Stretch your arms wide apart making them parallel to the floor.
  • Hold the position for 10 secs and repeat on the other side.

How-to Video: here

 Downward Dog Pose

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Why?

Although a little intense, the downward dog pose is the mother of yoga poses. It not only deeply stretches your back, legs, and arms but also provides relief from headaches, insomnia, fatigue, and mild depression. The flow of blood to the brain also calms the nervous system, improves memory and concentration, and relieves stress.

How to?

  • Start with your hands and knees on the floor/mat.
  • Now lift your body up by tucking your toes and lifting your knees in an attempt to make them straight.
  • Try to bring your body into the shape of an ‘A’.
  • Try to bring your heels toward the ground (as much as it can naturally).
  • Hold this for three breaths before coming back down to your hands and knees.

How-to Video: here

Pigeon Pose

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Why?

From holding the weight of the upper body, to providing an outlet for the decomposed matter, the hips are the much-ignored part of the body. And because of their rough usage, they’re pretty tight by the end of the day. Hence, it is important to give them the attention they deserve.

How to?

  • Start with the downward dog position
  • Now lift your right leg up, bend your knees and slide it forward to the back of your right wrist.
  • Angle your right shin such that it’s under the torso.
  • Simultaneously, bring your right foot to the front of your left knee, behind your left hand.

How-to Video: here

Triangle Pose

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Why?

The triangle pose is to stretch and strengthen your legs, arms ad hips after a hectic day schedule.  It also helps in shedding those stubborn fats from various parts of the body.

How to?

  • Start by standing with your legs apart.
  • Turn your right foot out ensuring that your heel is aligned to the centre arch of the left foot.
  • Now bring your arms up on the side such that they are parallel to the ground and reach out the right side.
  • When you can’t reach any further, pivot the arms so they are in one line, moving in opposite directions.
  • Try to touch the floor with your right arm, gazing towards your top thumb.

How-to Video: here

P.S – Just for fun, try telling people that you have embraced yoga to connect to your inner self, attain peace, soul searching etc(with a straight face) and tell us what their reactions were on the the comments section.

Until then, Keep calm and do Yoga 😀

 

About Tavishi Gutgutia

A graduate of NIFT New Delhi, Tavishi is socially awkward and emotionally constipated. But she doesn't shy away from challenges, as long as that challenge is not to diet.

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