7 Yoga Postures For Increased Stamina

 

Stamina – most of us lack this at the end of a hectic day! Yoga has several effective solutions or postures which help in increasing your stamina and staying energetic and fresh throughout the day and even at the end of a hectic day. These simple postures help in replenishing your lost energy, help you to stay energetic and enhances your focus if done on a regular basis. Try any one of them and feel the difference they bring in how you feel.

Yoga Postures For Increased Stamina

Goddess Pose

Start by standing straight, keeping your feet wide apart. Check that your feet is facing sideways and you are in a comfortable position. Your legs will be a bit bent at this stage. You should also roll back a little downwards. As you roll back, you will be lying down. Stay in this posture as you keep your legs bent for at least 1 minute. This is a good posture for pregnant women and anyone who feels tired and lethargic at the end of the day. The best time to practice is early in the morning.

Goddess Pose

Straddle Pose

For this posture, you should sit on floor comfortably. Keep your legs stretched and on either side. If you feel uncomfortable or slight pain, do not strain yourself and change the way you sit to feel comfortable. Now, slowly stretch your hands. They should be in parallel position. Try to touch the floor as you are in this pose. Your nose should be able to do the work for you. Try and bend as much as possible and stay in pose. Aim to stay in this pose for at least 5 minutes for most effectiveness.

Straddle Pose

Navasana

Navasana is one of the most effective ways to increase your stamina. Start by sitting on floor as you keep your knees bent. Keep your hands just beside your hips. Keep your breathing normal. Ensure that your spine is straight. Slowly start leaning backwards. Start picking up your feet from the ground. Check that your shins are parallel to the ground. Bring your arms forward and keep your spine straight at this position. Your lower belly area should be flat and firm. Have a look at your toes and then relax. Stay in this position for around 5 seconds. If you can, stay in this position for a minute. Release yourself and then again repeat the posture. Doing this regularly will help you increase your energy and stamina levels amazingly.

Navasana

Child’s Pose

An effective posture which relaxes your senses, body and mind! It helps in increasing stamina and eliminating stress as you improve your work performance. Start by leaning on a mat. Ensure that your back is slightly arched. Move to bring your arms together. You have to stretch them in front. Your palms will be on the floor resting at this stage. Stay in this position for at least 10 seconds if you can. Keep breathing normally throughout. Repeat at least three times.

Child's Pose

Bridge Pose

Start by lying on your yoga mat or on the floor. Keep your hands by the side so that your palms touch the ground. Start raising your lower body upwards. Your body should be raised from the hip region. Stay in this position as long as you can. If you do this pose on a regular basis you will notice a marked difference in your stamina level.

Bridge Pose

Plough Pose

Start by lying down on the floor. Gently raise your legs. Your feet should be moved to touch the ground behind your head. This pose is not easy and will take some practice. Once you are able to touch the ground behind your head, remain in that pose for at least 3 minutes. You can hold your back for additional support so that you do not injure yourself.

Plough Pose

Cobra Pose

Start by lying down on the yoga mat. Keep your palms flat just below your shoulders. Your feet should be on the floor. Tilt your pelvis and slowly draw your bellow towards the spin – this will engage your abs to a certain extent. Your abs will be protecting your lower back at this stage. Spread your fingers. Your fingers will be pressing on the floor as you slowly rotate the shoulders back and down. This will be away from the ears. Slowly push your upper body from the floor. You should straighten your arms as your legs, feet and hips are on the mat. Chin should be upwards as you slowly raise your chest to the ceiling. Stay in this position for 5 full breaths and then release.

Cobra Pose

Try any one of these yoga postures on a regular basis and you will feel the increase in stamina and energy levels.