Sunset yoga: sirsasana

//Sunset yoga: sirsasana

According to Sadhguru, yoga  practises should happen during sunrise and sunset since everything is in a state of flux. If you practice at that time, your ability to transcend limitations is better because your life energies are in a state of flux.

Your senses will be heightened as you explore the wonders of outdoor yoga. Take in the sound of the flowing water, the smell of fresh grass and the feel of a light breeze as you enjoy the summer sunset.

SIRSASANA

Exercise of the week!

Kneeling position, elbows shoulder width apart on the mat with fingers interlocked. Place the back of your head against the inside of the interlocked fingers. Press the forearms against the mat and don’t curve the cervical spine.

Rise up off your knees, take one or two steps towards your head until you have your pelvis high up.

When you feel that your pelvis is high enough and your weight is almost on your arms, slowly try to raise the legs of the mat…pelvis should be over your shoulders, knees to your chest and thighs to your belly.

Take your time…balance your body. Press the forearms against the mat and keep shoulders away from ears.

Slowly drive your knees towards the sky and then extend them by pointing your toes upwards.

Keep this pose for 5 breathing cycles.

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Benefits:

  • Strengthens the arms,shoulders,back and abs
  • Improvement of blood circulation
  • Rejuvenate the whole body
  • Facilitates the function of the digestive system
  • Relieves the heart and relaxes the heart
  • Enhance self-esteem and balance
  • Develops mind calmness and clarity

Variation:

You can bend your knees and try to keep your balance

sunset yoga

Varvara Solomonidou,Wellness Specialist, Personal Trainer, Seminar & Conference Lecturer, Pilates Master Trainer “AthensTrainers® Ultimate Pilates System®”, Member of Pilates Method Alliance (PMA),  Member of European Lifestyle Medicine Organization (ELMO), DNAFit®  Certified Trainer, General Manager & Owner of AthensTrainers®

Photos by Elina Belegrini

Model: Fenia Vracha, Yoga & Pilates Instructor, AthensTrainers® Associate

Source: The Body Magazine

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