- Jan 23, 2016
- General Health, Yoga Therapy
Best Poses When You Only Have a Few Minutes
You can still take advantage of the many benefits of yoga even if you do not have much time available. The next time you have a few extra minutes, try one of these poses.
Place your hands on the floor and move your feet backward. Extend your legs fully, and balance your weight on your toes. Keep your hands a shoulder’s width apart. Hold the pose for five to 10 breaths. The plank pose strengthens your arms, wrist and spine; conditions your core and hamstrings; and improves posture and balance.
Begin in the plank position. Bend your arms, keeping your forearms on the mat. Raise your hips toward the ceiling, and form an inverted “V” with your body. Keep your head in line with your spine. Hold the pose for five to 10 breaths. The dolphin pose stretches and strengthen your arms and legs, eases digestion, opens your chest and shoulders, and helps relieve stress.
Begin the pose on all fours with your spine straight. Keep your arms in line with your shoulders and your knees under your hips. Exhale and round your spine upward. Inhale and return to the starting position. Repeat the pose five to 10 times.
The cat pose strengthen your shoulders and wrists, reduces stress, keeps your spine flexible, and improves digestion and blood circulation.