I’m supposed to be on my 3rd week of jogging session today. I have developed this new obsession and made an effort to find a nearby sports complex where I can run at least 3 times a week because I’ve been growing exceedingly conscious of my slightly larger-than-normal legs lately (thanks to that two-month long OJT in the province two years ago where I had to walk 4 kilometers every single day!).
Unfortunately, today is “one of those days” (you know what I mean, girls). As much as I wanted to, surely my system would not allow me to run even at least half of Abellana’s football field, so I had no choice but to stay home. And, as if to prove that all things do work together for good, I finally got the time to read my previously researched articles about one of the most trending health practices today – Yoga.
One of the many good things that Yoga does to the human body is stretch the muscles. Yes, exactly, including the leg muscles which will eventually lessen its bulkiness. That’s why I’ve grown more interested in it. But since I’ve never tried Yoga before, I have to start on the very basics, so I’ve chosen these two for a start which I can conveniently implement after waking up in the morning before heading for work.
If you’re a beginner like me, and you’re also planning to slowly include Yoga into your lifestyle, feel free to join me by also doing these two simple Yoga poses every morning. You might also want to share your own experiences after a few weeks. The comment box bellow will always be open for you.
Wind Relieving Posture
- Lie down on your back. As you breathe in, drag your right knee near to your chest, keeping your left leg on the ground so it is straight.
- Push your shoulders and the back-side of your neck into the ground while at the same time holding your knee. Breathe and hold this position for ten seconds.
- Repeat the first two steps with the other leg. Follow this up by hugging both knees to your chest for another ten seconds to finish the set.
- Keep repeating this set as long as you wish.
- Lie down on your stomach with legs and feet touching each other. Your palms should be planted on the floor below your shoulders with fingers facing outwards.
- Start inhaling and lift your upper body by gradually lifting your head first followed by your chest. Remember to keep your shoulders down. Your pelvis and thighs should never leave the floor.
- Breathe normally and hold this pose for about twenty five seconds. As you breathe, make sure that it is in even breaths all the way through your nose.
- Go back to starting location and repeat if desired.
If you find these two insufficient, you can include this 4-minute video in your session. It’s easy to follow and will definiteley make you feel good:
That’s about it for now. don’t forget to drop by every now and then as I’ll be posting more of my discoveries and experiences (and body improvements) in connection with this wonderful exercise in the coming days. Stay healthy! ^_^