Are you interested in having yoga become part of your life, but don’t really have time to go to classes? Here are 12 easy Bikram Yoga poses you can do at home.
There is a form of exercise that has been sweeping the nation for quite a while now. Everyone from business people, to students, to celebrities have been raving about it and saying that it changed their lives. Yoga has been a popular choice amongst all the fit-conscious because it’s one of the best forms of exercises you can do. It’s both physically challenging, and it’s also beneficial for your mind and overall well-being. People who lead especially busy lives tend to go for yoga as their exercise of choice because unlike intense and tiring workouts at the gym, yoga calms you down, promotes inner peace, and a positive state of mind. And don’t think for one second that just because yoga is a calm form of exercise that it won’t get you fit! Yoga takes a certain amount of flexibility and strength to master. You’ve seen those yoga challenges and crazy yoga poses that advanced yogis can do. Those are the results of doing yoga regularly and practicing it as a lifestyle. A form of yoga that’s been raved about lately is Bikram Hot Yoga. It’s called “hot” yoga because you will be sweating a lot due to the fact that you’re in a room heated to about 104F at 40% humidity during the exercise. It’s also a very intense form of yoga that will help you burn a ton of calories. You can choose to go to classes, but you can still do yoga at home and benefit, it just won’t be as hot. So, if you’re interested in starting out a yoga routine, here are a few beginners’ Bikram Hot Yoga poses you can do right at home:
Stand Deep Breathing
The beginning of a yoga session always starts out with a relaxing meditative pose. Stand tall with your legs together and clasp your hands together under your chin. Breathe deeply. Inhale for 3 seconds, hold it in for another 3 seconds, and exhale for 4 seconds. Remember this technique for proper deep breathing because you will be doing it the whole session. Hold this pose for about 20 seconds and then get ready for the next one.
Half Moon Pose
Sweep your hands outward, raise them above your head and place your palms together. Bend to one side to form a half moon position. Make sure to keep your legs and back straight with only your waist bent. Hold this pose for 20 seconds or more. Breathe deeply and then move on to the next one.
Raise your hands at about shoulder height and put them straight out to the front like you’re trying to touch the wall in front of you. Bend your knees and go up on your tiptoes. Keep breathing deeply, then move on to the next pose.
Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose
Stand with your legs apart in a wide triangle. Bend your torso forward the best you can and try to place your head somewhat between your legs. Touch the sides of your feet with your hands stretched sideward. Breathe deeply. Hold this pose for 20 seconds or more, then get ready for the next one.
Stand with your legs apart to form a wide triangle. Face one foot out to face the side and bend the knee on the same leg. Bend your torso to the side of your bent knee. Place your arm in front of the inner thigh of your bent knee and stretch it to touch your toes. Stretch your other arm out as if to touch the ceiling and look in the same direction. Keep breathing deeply, hold this pose for 20 seconds or more, then repeat on the other side.
Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose
Stand with your legs apart to form a wide triangle. Face one foot out to the side and keep your knees straight. Bend your torso and touch your forehead to the knee facing outward, if you can. Stretch your arms above your head and touch your toes. Breathe deeply, hold this pose for 20 seconds or more, then repeat on the other side.
Stand straight with your legs together then raise your foot and place it on your other thigh. Put your palms together under your chin and keep your balance. Keep breathing, hold this pose for 20 seconds or more, then repeat on the other side.
Dead Body Pose
Lie down with your back flat on the floor. Place your hands by your sides, palms up, and look up to the ceiling. Breathe deeply, hold this pose for 20 seconds or more, and then move on to the next one.
Lie down with your back flat on the floor, raise one leg, bend your knee, and hug it to your chest. Keep breathing, hold this pose for 20 seconds or more, and repeat on the other leg.
Lie down on your belly. Place your palms down firmly and then push your torso up from the floor. Arch your back, look up to the ceiling, and feel your spine stretch. Breathe deeply, hold this for 20 seconds or more and then move on to the next pose.
Kneel on the floor and sit on the heels of your feet. Bend your torso, touch your forehead to the floor, if you can, then raise your hands above your head. Breathe deeply, hold this for 20 seconds, and then get ready for the next one.
Blowing In Firm Pose
Kneel on the floor and sit on the heels of your feet. Place your hands on your thighs, palms down, and keep your back straight. Keep breathing deeply. Hold this pose for as long as you want until you feel yourself relax.
Hot Yoga At Home
Yoga is not only one of the best workouts to burn calories, tone, and strengthen your body, it’s also a lifestyle all in itself. So, if you want a moment to just relax and take a breath, try doing some yoga at home. Bikram Hot Yoga will put you in a meditative state of mind and well-being. Not only will it give you a good workout, but it will also take away your stress and anxiety for a healthy mind and body. Don’t worry about the heat, these poses will get you sweating in no time!