Three Yoga Poses for Building Strength

Mon, 19 Nov 2012

There are more than 1.5 million Brits attending classes.

Yoga helps to calm your mind, enabling to feel less stressed. It of course cultivates physical strength as well as inner strength and determination.

Start slowly and practise, practise and practise.

There are a myriad of yoga poses . Here are three yoga poses which can help you to strengthen your upper body.

Forearm Plank. Start on all fours on the floor with your forearms parallel to one another and shoulder-width apart. Curl your toes under and place both feet back till your legs are straight and hip-width apart. Place your shoulders directly over your elbows. Now shoulders, hips, and heels ought to all be in one straight line.

Dolphin Pose. Start on all fours. Put your forearms on the mat, shoulder-width apart. Curl your toes under and lift your hips up. Straighten your legs and walk as far as you are able toward your hands, maintaining your shoulders directly over your elbows. Relax the neck and look slightly forward.

Plank + Side Plank. Start on all fours with your arms straight and shoulders stacked over your wrists, with your palms flat. Curl your toes under and step both feet back until your legs are straight and hip-width apart. Bring your shoulders, hips, and heels into one straight line, with your core and quads engaged. Firm the upper, outer edges of your arms in to release the base of your neck and extend your chest, distributing the weight evenly on your knuckles.

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