Poses and ideas for getting the best out of Yoga in the winter

The cold temperature of winter can destroy your skin. You might like to snuggle into your blanket often but yoga can be a rescue to this cold that can keep you warm and protect you against some diseases and infections as well.

Here are few poses and tips for this winter to cope with the infections and enjoy your winter to the fullest.

Corpse pose:

Corpse yoga

Lie down on your back and let relax your whole body. This pose not only relaxes the body but also skin of your face.
Surya Namasakara:

Surya Namasakara

Also known as sun salutation, Surya Namaskara means to bow down in front of the sun in the early morning to receive strength from the sun. This pose is beneficial for the season as it will keep your body warm and will strengthen your muscles, back, and provide flexibility to the body.

Goddess pose:

Goddess pose

Also called as double warrior pose, it helps in strengthening the inner thigh muscles, increases heat in the body, which is very essential for the season, and increases blood circulation. The pose starts with standing in a mountain pose and then turning your toes out and heels in. Now, slowly bring your arms at shoulder level and bend your elbows and your fingers should be pointing towards the sky.

Few tips and best practices to follow

Proper sleep:

sleeping woman

Avoid sleeping for hours in winters as it promotes sluggishness in your body. 6-8 hours of sleep is sufficient. Also sleeping in the day should be avoided.
 
Exercise:

excercise

However tempting it is to stay in the bed and sleeping for hours in the season but exercise must not be kept aside. It is important to stretch your body and muscles in order to avoid any stiffness in your body.
 
Proper food diet:

healthy diet (3)

Add some soups and herbal tea to your diet. Also find room for some spices like garlic, ginger, black pepper and cloves. They will augment your food and are good for the health.
 
Sunlight:

Sunbath therapy

This season, be sure to take proper dose of sunlight and keep your body warm. It is the best way to stay warm. You could go for an evening walk, or commit to some other outdoor activity.
 
Massages and therapies:

spa massage

It is cold outside and that will make skin dry. It is necessary to take proper care of your skin to prevent such dryness. You can try different therapies and massages that suits your body.

Summary:

Yoga is a good way to cope up with different seasons. One can attain good health and a healthy lifestyle practicing yoga. Little bit attention on stretching and breathing and you are done with it.

Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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