Sometimes we need to escape from the daily routine but we can't get out because of the confinement. However, there is an alternative to feel better without leaving home.
You have to understand that yoga is like an adventure like when you arrive in a city you have never been to.
Among the benefits of yoga:
- Improved breathing.
- Strengthens the immune system.
- Increases flexibility.
- It improves balance.
- Strengthens muscles and bones.
- Balances the Nervous System.
Stand with your back against the wall and put your feet in front of you so that your heels are under your knees. Bend your knees to 90 degrees and slide your butt along the wall. You can keep your hands in prayer on your chest or reach your arms up to heaven. Look straight ahead. Stay for 10 breaths. Place your hands on the wall for balance and straighten your legs to stand. Take a short break, such as a stop, before repeating once more.
Lie down on the floor on your belly. Stay on your belly. Place your hands directly under your shoulders. Begin to straighten your arms, keeping a slight bend in your elbows. Lift your entire belly off the floor while keeping your thighs on the floor. Look up at the sun or look straight ahead. Actively extend your hand back through your legs and feet. Stay for 8 breaths. On an exhale, stretch your body to lower your back and rest on one cheek with your arms at your side.
Stay face down and inhale, look forward, and pretend you are swimming in the ocean, with your right arm in line with your right ear, palm facing the midline. Simultaneously raise your upper body and your left leg. As you exhale, bring your arm back to your side and lower your whole body to the ground. On the next breath, "swim" with your left arm forward, while simultaneously raising your upper body and right leg. On an exhalation, lower your back. That's a full turn. Repeat 4 more times for a total of 5 rounds. Imagine yourself moving through the water, so each movement is slow and controlled.
Sit on your mat with your knees bent and feet on the floor. Hold the back of your thighs and lean back while keeping your spine long. Find the center of your seat bones, so that they are neither arched nor rounded in the lower back. Raise your shins until they are parallel to the floor. Extend your arms forward at shoulder height. Stay here with your knees bent or stretch your legs. It is more important to stay centered on the bones of the chair and maintain a long spine than to stretch your legs. Look at your toes. Hold for 8 breaths. Lower your feet to the ground and repeat the boat pose once more.
Lie down on your back and rest your elbows as if you were looking at the seashore, with your palms resting on the ground. Spread your legs and feet across your hips and spread your toes. Swell your chest towards the sky. Look up and keep your neck long or start throwing your head back. Close your eyes and stay for 10 deep breaths. To get out, keep your chest up and slowly raise your head. Get down on your back and rest for a moment.
These yoga exercises will help you feel better. It is a way to relax your body and mind without leaving your home.