At times, it is almost impossible to complete a full hour of yoga, with your daily schedule. But there are some yoga exercises that you can do even if you have the minimum time. These exercises will effectively stretch your hips, hamstrings, and back, which are the key problem areas for most people.
Some of the top yoga exercises that you can perform within the premises of your home are:
- Surya Namaskar, or Sun Salutation
There are many different variations of this particular yoga exercise. It is a series of moves and postures that end up saluting the sun. This yoga exercise is practiced typically when the sun is rising. It does not matter what variation you use; this exercise is a great way to warm up the body and sync the flow of your breath with the movement of the body, as they work on all seven major chakras.
- Utkatasana, or Chair Pose
Most commonly known as the Chair Pose, this particular exercise is a bit more on the relaxed and comfortable side. Some other translations of Utkatasana are Fierce Pose and Thunderbolt. But ultimately, this exercise is a great way to generate heat all over your body and build up energy levels quickly. It also activates the legs and core and helps your mind stay positive and present.
- Parivrtta Utkatasana, or Revolved Chair Pose
It is important that your body gets the benefits of twisting of the revolved variation. It has been proven that twisting poses have a squeeze-and-release effect on the body that is good of the internal organs and the digestive tract. This exercise also helps in detoxifying the body. But it is advised that you skip breakfast before getting all twisty on your body.
- Adho Mukha Svanasana, or Downward Facing Dog
This is a yoga exercise that will have the best effects on your body when done in the morning. It will involve your whole physique and is a great exercise to wake your sleeping muscles up. The stretch will go through the back of your hips and legs and will make you feel incredible. It is no surprise that dogs perform this particular exercise when they wake up.
- Anjaneyasana, or Low Lunge
If you have a psoas problem where the muscles like to shorten and grip any chance they get, then this yoga exercise will benefit you greatly. Also known as the low lunge, Anjaneyasana will feel like a bubble bath for your hips. The open stretching will benefit your torso, arms, and hips, apart from building strength in the legs.
- Natarajasana, or Dancer Pose
This is one of those yoga exercises that will allow you a few moments on grace on the yoga mat. The backbend involved in this exercise will open up the heart space and you will feel a surge of beautiful energy simply traveling down your spin. The perfect balancing posture will encourage equilibrium in both your mind and body.
Apart from the above, there are many different yoga exercises that can greatly benefit your body. So pick up your yoga mat, try out as many exercises as you can, and stick to those that you can perfect.