CARDIO YOGA: THE SECRET TO INSTANT FITNESS
Many people do not enjoy engaging in traditional cardio exercises. This leads many to stop working out as often as they should. One of the good things about cardio, yoga is that it keeps the workout interesting and helps individuals who have a hard time staying motivated.
Cardio yoga is a type of exercise that utilizes yoga principals as a fast pace. This type of exercise is often used by individuals who want to start working out at a slightly slower space than is usually involved in vigorous exercise. The movements of the cardio, yoga are very similar to traditional yoga techniques and still focus on chakras and the energy system of the body. Here are some of the exercises of cardio yoga which will provide more benefits in less time.
Warrior lunge(Virabhadrasana):- The warrior lunge exercise gets its name from the first in a series of yoga poses called Virabhadrasana, although the yoga version is more complex than this simple lunge exercise. This lunge incorporates an overhead reach and therefore targets upper back and shoulder mobility as well as hip mobility. Stand with your feet together. Step forward into a front lunge while bringing both hands together overhead. Keep the head and chest upright and do not allow the arms to move forward while sinking into as low as a lunge as you can manage. The hips should move forward as you increase the stretch. Hold t he position of this lunge for a pause and then return to the starting position.
Four-limbed staff pose(Chaturanga Dandasana):- Exhale and step or jump back to plank pose. On some exhalation, shift weight slightly forward and bend at elbows, keeping plank position, lowering body halfway to ground. Keep upper arms close to side ribs.
Crescent lunge(Anjaneyasana):- This pose taps the power of your quadriceps and engages multiple leg muscles, raising your heart rate as a result. Step the right foot forward in between hands and come into lunge position with hands on hips. Make sure feet are hip-width apart and that front knee is stacked directly over ankle. Keep back leg straight as you engage your core and sweep hands up and over shoulders, palms facing each other, pinky fingers rolling slightly toward one another.
Boat pose(Navsana):- First one should come to seated position with knees bent and feet-flat on ground. Lean back, and as feet start to float off ground, straighten legs and reach arms in front, forming V shape with body. Keeping arms and legs extended, balance body weight on tailbone and keep chest lifted and gaze forward. Hold here five breaths, rest 30 seconds and repeat five times.