Which is better for your physical health: yoga or weight lifting?
Practicing yoga is a way of stilling the mind, relieving emotions, relaxing, but it is also a way to get more energy for daily activities.
7 postures (asanas) most energizing for body and mind. Check out what they are and their benefits:
1. Posture of the Cosmic Dancer
Physical benefits: Posture increases concentration, because in addition to causing the practitioner to balance on one foot, the axis of the body is modified by the slope. In addition, posture helps stretch the leg muscles, improves thoracic opening, increases spine flexibility, and tones the reproductive organs and abdominals.
2. Triangle Posture
Physical Benefits: Improves digestion, relieves sciatica and back pain and activates peristaltic bowel movements, relieving constipation. In addition, according to the instructor Vanessa Mantuani, because of the rotation and opening of the lungs, posture facilitates the expansion of the rib cage and increases lung capacity.
3. Camel Posture
Physical Benefits: Posture expands the respiratory capacity, contributes to the immune balance and massages the adrenal and thyroid glands. Some of the psychic benefits are: stress relief, sadness and loneliness.
4. Powerful Stance or Chair Posture
Physical Benefits: This posture strengthens the lower body, working the hamstrings, quadriceps, glutes, and erector spinal muscles. It also helps concentration. The recommendation is to stay in posture for 10 slow breaths.
5. Posture of the Warrior 1
Physical Benefits: Relieves back pain, low back pain and sciatica by strengthening the muscles throughout the region, while toning the abdominal muscles. “Staying in this posture for 5 minutes, your mind has acquired focus and concentration,” Vanessa explains.
6. Posture of the Warrior 3
Physical benefits: In this posture, the practitioner strengthens and lengthens the legs and ankles, activates all the muscles along the spine, and stimulates the abdominal organs.
7. Posture of the Warrior 2
Physical Benefits: This is a posture for the entire body. If you are performing correctly it will work all the muscles. It is great for the legs, glutes, hips, chest, shoulders and arms.
“This posture offers a unique opportunity for the practitioner to perceive the excess tension and dissolve it. For example, you can initiate the posture with tension in the neck and shoulders and while rotating dissolve, while maintaining the necessary tension so that the legs remain stable, “explains the instructor.