Are you looking to cope up the metabolism in your body, the better practice are performing yoga for minimum of 3 times a week. Yoga are a method that aids you stay away of stress, keeps you fit and healthy, increases the metabolism in your body, and keeps you active and energized.
The following is the top yoga poses to be performed to reduce stress and increase metabolism in your body:
1. Twisted Chair Pose
Aids increase circulation of not only using all muscle in your body but too twisting, which wakes up your internal organs and helps in digestion.
- Stand on your feet and legs together.
- Start to bend your knees and sink your hips down and back like you were sitting in a chair far behind you.
- Bring your palms together before of your chest.
- Rotate your spine to bring your right elbow to your left knee.
- Try to keep your chest lifted the whole time.
- Hold as 30-45 secs then repeat with the other side.
2. Locust Pose
Also strengthens the muscles inch your legs and lower back while opening your chest and elongating your spinal column. Like all back bends, Locust pose boosts energy and revs you up.
- Lie on your stomach on your arms alongside your body, palms facing.
- Lift your head, upper body, arms, and legs up off the floor.
- Keep your arms and legs active and look advancing or slightly up depending on your flexibility.
- Hold as 45 secs before releasing every-thing to the floor and turning your head to one side.
- Repeat 3 times
3. Bow Pose
Like Locust, also are a back bend that aids boost energy and keep your metabolism burning strong. Bow as well opens up and stretches the front by your body while strengthening your back muscles.
- Lie face down on the floor and bring your hands alongside your body, palms facing up.
- Bend your knees and reach back on your hands to grab your ankles (do not grab your feet).
- Keeping your legs hip-distance apart, lift your heels up and aside of your body, which will pull your chest up off the floor.
- Keep your shoulder blades down, away of your ears the entire time.
- Hold for 30-45 secs and then release, turning your head to the side.
- Repeat 2 more times
4. Eagle Pose
Also building strong, lean leg muscles, Eagle pose energizes the entire body and helps on digestion.
Begin in a standing position and bend your knees slightly. Lift your right leg up and around your standing leg and hook your foot and ankle behind your left calf. Sink your hips down and back like you were going to sit on a chair. Cross your arms at your elbows and wrists before of your chest.
Hold for 45-60 secs. Come out of the pose, shake out your legs, and switch sides.
5. Crescent Lunge Pose
Gets your heart rate up, which helps speed up your metabolism. Them too strengthens your legs and stretches your hips.
- Start in downward dog pose. Step your right foot between your hands.
- Lower your hips into lunge position and shift your weight onto the ball by your back foot, bringing your hands to your hips.
- Sit up on the ball of your back foot and lift your upper body and so that you are standing straight up.
- Keep your hips squared the entire time. Add your arms above you and reach as the ceiling.
- Palms should be facing one another.
- Hold for 30-60 secs then switch sides.
6. Bridge Pose
A gentle inversion that works on gravity to open your entire chest and shoulder area. For the chest are lifted up towards the chin, the thyroid is being massaged. (Your thyroid makes the hormones that regulate your metabolism.)
- Lie about your back on your knees bent, feet hip-distance apart and flat about the floor.
- Reach down with your fingertips to see if you’ll be able to feel your heels. Whenever not, walk your heels a little closer to your body.
- Press your weight into your feet to lift your hips up towards the ceiling. Keep your thighs parallel.
- Add your arms underneath you and try to clasp your hands together (do not worry if you can’t do them at first).
- Roll your shoulders blades toward one another.
- Hold these pose for 45-60 secs. Release and roll slowly back to the floor.
- Repeat 2 times.
7. Plow Pose
Also are an inversion so them increases circulation in your thyroid, adrenal, and hypophyses. These helps send out feel-good endorphins and hormones throughout your body, balancing your metabolic system.
- Lie about your back and bring your legs straight up in the air towards the ceiling.
- Add your arms alongside your body on your palms down.
- Press into your hands and lift your legs over your head.
- Whenever your legs don’t touch the ground behind you, bring your hands to your back as support.
If your feet do hit the ground, and so do what you did in Bridge pose and clasp your hands together, trying to roll your shoulder blades towards each other.
8. Shoulder Stand
A different inversion so it’s similar benefits to Plow pose. Plus, it is a great stretch for your neck and upper back.
- Lie about the floor on your back on your arms alongside your body, palms down.
- Bring your legs in the air towards the ceiling.
- Press into your hands to lift your legs over your head, coming to Plow Pose.
- Clasp your hands together and try to roll your shoulder blades towards one another.
Bring your hands to your lower back for support, be sure your fingers is spread wide. Slowly lift your legs to the ceiling one leg at once. Try to get as straight for possible of walking your hands close to your shoulders.
Hold for 1-3 minutes
9. Fish Pose
Fish are a counter pose to Shoulder Stand that stretches the front by your neck. It’s a calming effect on your body. (You can see why—most of use hold a lot stress in our neck and shoulders.)
- Lie on your back. Bring your hands, palms down, below your butt.
- Bend your elbows and lean on it of pressing them into the floor.
- Lift your chest up towards the ceiling so your back are arched.
- Add your elbows toward one another, for you did in Bridge and Shoulder stand.
- At last, drop your head back toward the floor behind you.
10. Cobra Pose
- To start the pose, lie on your stomach and place your forehead on the floor. You can have your feet together, or hip width apart.
- Keep the tops of your feet pressing against the floor. Place your hands underneath your shoulders, keeping your elbows close to your body.
- Draw your shoulder blades back and down, and try to maintain this throughout the pose.
- Draw your pubic bone towards the floor to stabilize your lower back, and press your feet actively onto the floor.
- With the next inhale, start lifting your head and chest off the floor. Be mindful of opening the chest, and don’t place all of your weight onto your hands.
- Keep the elbows lightly bent and keep the back muscles working.
- Take your hands off from the floor for a moment to see what is a comfortable, maintainable height for you. Keep your shoulders relaxed.
- With exhale lower yourself back onto the ground.
- Take 2-3 rounds of inhaling yourself up into the cobra, and exhaling down to the floor.
- Then hold for 2-3 full breaths, and come back down.
- Rest on the floor for a few breaths, or enjoy Child’s pose as a gentle counter pose.