Some people think that yoga is easy. Believe me, it is not. Yoga is hard, really really hard. I’ve signed up for a yoga class for this summer, thinking that it would be easy, but it’s not easy. I thought it was all about cute clothes and namaste, and it includes it, but it is not the whole thing. Going into the studio, people of all shapes and sizes were placed on their mats and lay still while they breathed deeply. I thought I can do that. I rolled out my food for a girl, who was also new to yoga. We started with the baby’s bag and I immediately liked it. It sits on your legs while you stretch on the floor, easy enough. If all yoga is like this, then this class will be a play.

I was so wrong. I had muscles, as I did not even know I had cried with some of these bags. I mean, I knew I was a little inflexible, but I could not even touch my toes. Meanwhile, I disturbed some girls of their bodies to pretzels. I’m not going to lie, it was pretty impressive. I came across the class with the misunderstanding. It’s so easy, everyone does it, just a light trendy workout. I’ve been in class for about a month and I feel already stronger.

Yoga is not About Exercising! Start Focusing Yourself

Yoga focuses not only on your body but focuses on the mind, body, and spirit that connect each other in harmony. I go out of savasana, one recovery time where you are quiet, I walk up to frequent themes, and it makes you really wonder why. Under restorative class, I focused on my breathing. Last time I was in class, I actually beat because my mind and body were so relaxed. I have never felt it with any other training.

Yoga also has countless benefits for athletes. It’s not just for girls. It is for everyone. That’s why I really like, for its inclusive character. There are so many studies and classes around the world that I would love to participate, especially one on a beach. It brings not only your mind/body/spirit together, but also the members of the class. Believe me, you come close to them, literally. You start to know who is in their breathing techniques.Overall, I’m glad yoga has challenged me. I needed to push to continue to grow.

I am trying to improve myself on some of the yoga challenge poses. If you find that yoga is easy, you will regret that once you try that yoga challenge poses.

 

Hanumanasana (Monkey Pose)

Hanumanasana
Hanumanasana

This is not a basic yoga bag, and it requires intense exercise to perform the split. When you practice this asana initially, use a blanket under your ankles and knees to make it more comfortable.

Increase the length of the torso by pressing the back foot on the floor. The pressure you put on your back foot lifts your shoulder blades and puts them on your back.

Would you like to try this yoga challenge pose? Here are the steps:

  1. Kneel on the floor and make sure your knees are slightly separated. Move your right foot forward and lift the insole. Only the outer heel should touch the floor. Inhale.
  2. As you breathe, gently bend your torso forward and touch the floor with your fingertips.
  3. Now move the left knee backward until the front of the foot and knee touch the floor. While doing this, gently slide your right leg forward until it also touches the floor completely.
  4. To finish the bag and get in a split position, continue to slide your right foot forward. Make sure your toes point to the sky. Put your left foot back so that the toes touch the ground.
  5. Lift your arms over the head and join the palms together. Tighten your arms and gently bend your back until you’re comfortable.
  6. Breathe normally. Hold the position for about a minute or until you’re comfortable.
  7. Release the posture by moving the body weight on the hands. Tap your hands on the floor and push both feet back to their original position.
  8. Repeat asana with left leg forward and right on the back.

Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand)

Adho Mukha Vrksasana
Adho Mukha Vrksasana

In yoga, Adho Mukha Vrksasana is also known as the handpiece or the lashed tree. In this yoga asana, the hands only support the entire body weight.

Although this is not a very easy asana for beginners, they can master it with regular practice. It is therefore advisable that the beginner trains this asana under the guidance of a trained yoga expert so that falls and damage are avoided.

Here are the steps for you.

  1. Try practicing this bag against a wall at the beginning, allowing the body to position properly and learn to balance without falling.
  2. Get a good kick to get into this posture.
  3. Keep your fingers widespread on the floor so you get a good grip to this position.
  4. Lock your elbows well so you can support the weight of your entire body.
  5. Hold your legs and bump tight with your toes pointed upwards.

Bhujapidasana (Shoulder-Pressing Pose)

Bhujapidasana
Bhujapidasana

Bhuja means “arm” or “shoulder” and means “pressure”.

  1. Start the asana putting the body in a squatting position.
  2. The distance between the feet should be a little ‘less than the distance between the shoulders. Keep your knees apart. Try to balance your body in this position.
  3. Tilt forward. Bring the chest forward in such a way that it is between the thighs.
  4. Lift your hips and bring them in a straight line with your thighs. Remember, your hips and thighs should be parallel to the floor.
  5. Now put your hands on the floor so that the left arm should touch the left thigh and the right arm should touch the right thigh.
  6. Press your palms on the floor.
  7. Try to lift your body off the ground.
  8. Now, place your right ankle over your left ankle and try to press the outside of your arms and thighs.
  9. Remain in this position for about 30 seconds or less, then release.
  10. Repeat this activity 5 times a day.

 

Mayurasana (Peacock Pose)

Mayurasana
Mayurasana

Mayurasana is one such form of yoga asanas that is usually referred to as an advanced form of yoga asanas. This is the best pose for body detoxification. The final position of this asana resembles a peacock. This asana has its name derived from the Sanskrit term `Mayur ‘which means’ peacock` and` asanas` which means `pose`.

1. Kneel on the floor and sit on your heels. Look straight.

2. Keep your hands on the floor in such a way that your fingers turned towards your body. Your thumbs should be pointing outward. Press your palms firmly on the floor.

3. Tilt slightly in the forward direction.

4. Place your elbows so that they are tight against your belly and are at an appropriate distance from each other.

5. Now straighten your knees and stretch your legs behind your body. Place the top of your feet on the floor.

6. Now try to lift your body on your hands and legs.

7. Position in such a position that your body and legs are parallel to the floor.

8. Hold steady in this position for about 10 seconds and then release from the pose. Gradually increase the time by 30 seconds.

9. Repeat this activity 10 times a day.

Eka Pada Koundinyasana II (One Legged Pose)

Eka Pada Koundinyasana 2
Eka Pada Koundinyasana 2

 

Eka Pada Koundinyasana requires strength, courage and a sense of adventure. This arm balance tones your stomach and spine while strengthening your arms and wrists.

  1. The best way to get into this posture is to come from Chaturanga Dandasana
  2. From Chaturanga jump to the front of both feet to the side of the hands
  3. Bend the knees and turn on the arms with both legs to the crow aside (parsva bakasana) from there extends the upper leg back and the lower side.
  4. Keep your eyes on the front
  5. Keep your arms in flexion as in Chaturanga Dandasana
  6. Smile!
  7. To exit, he simply kicks both legs back and falls into Chaturanga Dandasana to continue with the desired Vinyasa.

Do you know think that Yoga is bad-ass?

 

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I’ve always been enthusiastic about discovering myself, the life and the people. I realize that I have to live in the present moment in order to do that better. This is the mindfulness. Yoga has become the part of my life for more than 5 years. I also completed my teacher training program (RYT 200, Yoga Alliance) and I wanted to share my experiences with everyone. I believe that the articles on YogaArt.com can help you reach out to the mindful state. Yoga is the Art of Mindfulness. Let's be present together. Namaste!

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