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Vinyasa Yoga for Invigorating & Energizing Your Body

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Vinyasa yoga means breathing-synchronized movements – incorporating concurrent breathing & movements. It is even dubbed as flow yoga as it tends to focus on the smooth transitioning between positions during inhalations or exhalations - the outcomes appearing & feeling quite alike dance-similar workouts or kata (martial arts).

Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downwards-faced Dog) Pose

  • Coming on to the yoga mat on your fours as though one was about to crawl.
  • Knee areas must be direct beneath one’s hips & thigh areas placed perpendicularly on the ground.
  • Placing hands, spreading fingers, approximately a hand’s width ahead of one’s shoulders.
  • Exhaling & straightening one’s legs by hoisting the knees off the ground till legs are straightened, though avoid locking them.
  • Straightening elbows in the analogous way.
  • At this juncture, one’s body would be bended resembling an upturned letter ‘V’.
  • Holding for 1-3 minutes & then relaxing back into your fours or transitioning to the next pose.

Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Downwards-faced Tree Pose or Hand Stand Pose)

  • Starting off in the Adho Mukha Svanasana pose.

  • Bending one’s right leg as one walks it toward one’s body.
  • Kicking up with the bended leg, increase one’s height every instant till one’s legs are straightened over one’s head.
  • Holding the pose for as much as doable & then lower oneself back to the floor.
  • Novices could practice such a pose bracing against a barrier till confidence is gained to perform it unaided.

Bakasana Pose (Crow-crane pose)

  • Squatting down on one’s feet several inches away & hands placed at around shoulder-width away.
  • Knees must be pointing outwards, broader as compared to one’s hips.
  • One’s body weight must be leaned forwards as one’s elbows are bended to a slight extent.
  • The upper thighs must be rested against the upper body as one’s shinbones & knees are rested against one’s underarms & upper arm areas.
  • Exhaling as one leans forwards & picking one’s feet away from the ground.
  • Balancing on one’s hands, heels are to be kept as near to one’s rear as one could.
  • Holding for twenty to sixty seconds & then lowering one’s feet gradually back to the ground.

Pincha Mayurasana Pose (Feathered Peacock Pose)

  • Start off with the Adho Mukha Svanasana pose.
  • Now bending one’s arms till one rests on one’s forearms with fingers pointed forwards.
  • One’s right leg is to be bended & walking it forwards as though one was about to transition to a hams stretching move.
  • Now kicking up, leave one’s left leg outstretched into an altered hand-stand rested on one’s forearm areas.
  • Your gaze must be kept on the ground in-between the forearms.
  • One’s right leg is to be extended so that the duo legs are straightened.
  • This pose is to be held for ten to sixty seconds & then lowering one’s legs back to the floor.
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