Build Your Strength with Yoga Poses

Build your strength with yoga poses

When I started practising yoga poses, I was quite confused by the fact that will I be able to gain enough strength to even practice Beginner Yoga poses. I was neither flexible nor had enough strength to practice Yoga asanas. But, believe me, when I started practising Yoga poses regularly with patience, it paid off. You need not require having flexibility and strength to practice yoga. When you start practising yoga, in the process you gain strength and become flexible enough to practice any kind of yoga poses. Today, we are talking about 7 best yoga poses which would help you to build strength.

  1. Naukasana (Boat Pose)

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Naukasana which is also known as Navasana is a strength building yoga pose. This pose helps to build core muscles of your body. Regular practice of this pose helps to tone your abdominal muscles and strengthen the lower back. In this pose, you need to sit on your buttock with your legs stretched in front of your body. The raised legs make a 45-degree angle with the ground. This pose provides strength and balance in your lives. To know more click here: Naukasana

  1. Kakasana (Crow Pose)

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Kakasana is an arm balancing pose which requires strength in your arms and shoulders to perform this asana. It is one of the best balancing poses and helps to build strength in your arms and shoulders. When you regularly practice this pose, it helps to strengthen your core muscles and wrists. In this pose, your body weight rests on your arms and wrists. To know more click here: Kakasana

  1. Utkatasana (Chair Pose)

    How to do chair pose
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Utkatasana is a standing pose which allows you to sit on an imaginary chair. This might seem like an easy pose, but it’s more challenging and need your patience to master this pose. This pose strengthens your core muscles, thighs and tones the buttocks. Bend your torso slightly forward and shift your weight to the heels. Regular practice of this pose helps to improve the balance of your body and reduce those extra kilos from buttock area. To know more click here: Utkatasana

  1. Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)

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Trikonasana is a standing body strengthening pose which helps to tone your legs and strengthen your knees, ankles, chest and arms. This pose is a great tool to improve your metabolism and stamina of body. In this pose, legs are stretched one leg apart. Your right foot moved at 90 degrees and left foot toes in about 45 degrees. Your right arm touches the ground and the left arm goes up. This pose also strengthens your hips, hamstrings, calves and spine. On the top, it’s a good posture to shed extra kilos. To know more click here: Trikonasana

  1. Plank Pose (Kumbhakasana)

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Plank Pose is an arm balancing asana that strengthens your arms and shoulders. This pose targets your core muscles mainly the abdominal muscles. It helps to improve your posture by strengthening the muscles of your spine. You just need to ensure that your body must be in a straight line from the head to heels. Regular practice of this pose builds your core strength and stamina. To know more click here: Plank Pose

  1. Downward Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

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Downward Facing Dog pose is one of the most popular yoga poses often done during the yoga class. This is a standing inversion pose that builds strength and stretches your whole body. When you enter into the full pose, it looks like an inverted “V” shape. It lengthens your spine, strengthens the core muscles and increases your lung capacity. When you practice this pose regularly, it brings strength throughout the body and improves your blood flow. To know more click here: Downward Facing Dog Pose

  1. Dolphin Pose

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Dolphin pose is one of the best preparatory Pose for Headstand to develop arm and core strength. Start in downward dog pose and then lower your forearms as you continue to shift your hips up and back. Point your tailbone up to the sky, relax your head and keep your shoulders away from the ears. As you press your chest toward the thighs, spread your hands wide or alternatively, grip your hands together while staying on the forearms. Continue this with 7-10 repetition while holding your breath for few seconds during the pose. It stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves and strengthens your core muscles. This pose helps to improve digestion and prepare you to practice more advanced Yoga poses.

Regular practice of yoga poses will improve the flexibility and strength of your body. When you know the benefits of these beautiful yoga poses, why to wait? Practice regularly and prepare yourself for advanced poses.

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Author: Rakesh Pradhan

Rakesh Pradhan is a Yogi, Blogger, Civil Engineer and a continuous learner. When he was 14 years old, one day his neighbourhood uncle asked him about Yoga and Meditation. He got so motivated about the amazing benefits of this beautiful Yoga that he started reading Yoga books, watching videos and practising yoga poses. Now, he is helping people to learn Yoga and keep them away from stress and lifetsyle diseases.