Cold or rainy days just make you so much more lazier, isn’t it? Not blaming the weather but then if you’re lazy and don’t feel like setting foot on the floor then this one’s definitely for you! A lot of us can relate to this and wish that there were workouts that could be done in the bed itself. We heard you and here’s what we got for you! 5 super easy yoga asanas that’d help you flex, stretch and start your day feeling energetic and refreshed.
And we bet, this’d do a better job than your morning coffee to wake you up and keep you fresh through the day.
Happy Baby Pose:
The happy baby pose is great for your groins, inner thighs, hamstrings, knees, and back. It’s great to relieve lower back aches and soothes the spine too. All you need to do is lie on your back, lift your legs and hold your foot arches or your toes. Try stretching your feet to feel the pull. 15 seconds hold, release, rest and repeat. You can do 3 sets of this.
Cat and Cow Pose:
The cat and cow pose works magic on your entire body. Ladies, this should be on your list of favourites because it relieves menstrual cramps. These 2 poses benefit your back, hips, abdomen, and chest. It opens up the thoracic cavity and promotes better breathing functions. Increasing the flexibility of the neck, shoulder, and spine areas they are great. Begin with keeping your knees and palms on the ground. Keep your back parallel to the ground, hands and knees shoulder width apart, and your knees and thighs and lower back in a straight line. Inhale and push your tummy down to the ground while pushing your chin and tailbone up towards the sky. This is your cow pose. Try not to tilt your head back. Now exhale to get into a cat pose. Pull your tummy in and push it towards the ceiling. Push your chin to your chest and your tailbone inward. 4 sets, a count of eight (4 cow and 4 cat) each. Rest and repeat.
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Seated Forward Bend:
A very simple but extremely effective asana is the seated forward bend. This asana stretches the entire spine, shoulders, and hamstrings. It also improves digestion, and stimulates the liver and kidneys. And guess what it soothes headache and anxiety and reduces fatigue too. To do this asana, sit upright with your legs joined and stretched in front of you. Lift your butt slowly and bend forward to touch your nose to your knees. Stretch your hand to grab your feet. If you haven’t done this before, it might seem a little difficult but the idea is to keep your knees straight and help your body stretch intensely. Go down with one exhalation and come back with an inhalation. Yoga says never push yourself into something immediately; do it rather gradually. 15 reps, 3 sets. Rest in between.
Child’s pose stretches your hips, thighs and back. It relaxes and stretches the muscles of your entire body. Fold your knees under your butt (Vajrasana) ensuring both your big toes are touching each other. Now separate your knees as wide as your hips. Exhale and lie down between your thighs. Extend your hands above your head as far as you can and pull your gut inward. Stay there for 30 seconds while breathing normally. To come back up inhale and slowly rise. Try to keep your glutes glued to your heels. Repeat 10 counts, 3 sets.
Sit upright and join your soles; toes to toes and heel to heel. Pull them closer to your pelvic, the closer the better. Hold your feet and start flapping them like a butterfly. Do 30 reps. Rest release and repeat to do at least 2 sets. This is a dynamic asana and works on relaxing your aching thighs, opens up the hips and thighs improves flexibility. Good for women, especially those who are menstruating and even the pregnant one as this asana can relieve all discomfort. Something that not many of us know is that this asana is beneficial to your bladder and kidneys too.
So, these were the yoga asana, the 5 to fit for the lazy bees. Now what’s your reason to skip workout today? If you relate to this article or if it has helped then don’t forget to like and share. Feel free to share your comments in the section below.