Practicing yoga is very beneficial to the body and the mind. Learning the poses with a proper form is very important to avoid hurting yourself. But sometimes, even the easiest of these poses can be very challenging if you are already suffering from any previous injuries, do not have any physical activity at all, or just merely hindered by age.
Yoga is well known as an excellent method of rejuvenating and accelerating the body’s healing process. One way to help those who find the poses hard to do is through aqua yoga.
Let The Water Guide You!
Since we were in our mother’s womb, we have been protected and nourished by the amniotic fluid. It is the reason why some people find peace and calmness being in the water or even just by being near it. Soaking in the water also effectively stimulates and drains the lymph system, flushing toxins out of the body. Practicing yoga in the water, preferably on a chest level, aids the muscles and joints in handling difficult movements and performing them efficiently with the help of buoyancy force. This force causes things to float in the water. It is also very effective in keeping our body’s balance while in the water. Aqua yoga will surely make you feel peaceful and relaxed like a child in his/her mother’s womb.
Here are some poses that’ll surely energize, strengthen and decompress any bodily tensions you can try in the pool:
Upward Facing Dog. This pose gives the whole front of the body a gentle stretch. It also helps develop a strong back and increase the spine’s mobility.
- How: Hold onto the side of the pool with both hands. Straighten the arms, pulling your shoulders away from your ears. Then, arch your back and extend both legs together while keeping your toes pointed. Engage your core to stabilize yourself and hold the pose for 3-5 breaths.
Warrior II Pose. This pose strengthens the legs and tones the arms. It also stretches the hamstrings and helps ease ankle joint compression.
- How: Stand on the water with your toes 4-5 feet apart. Twist your body to the right, and then point your right foot forward. Bend your right knee to a 90-degree angle and extend both arms sideways. Feel the ground beneath your feet and stay on this pose for 3-5 breaths. Do the same mechanics on the other side.
If you are struggling with the poses on the mat, give aqua yoga a go to prepare your body. It will help gently introduce the new movements to your muscles and joints. Aqua yoga will also slowly build the strength, balance, and flexibility you will need on the mat.
Flow With Style!
While practicing aqua yoga, wearing yoga pants you can count on when it comes to durability, comfort and functionality can effectively help improve your performance.
Sweaty Betty Chandrasana Yoga Leggings: These workout leggings are reversible, high waisted and crafted with Elastane Yogi’s Polyester fabric. They sculpt and emphasize bodily curves with its 100% interlocked opaque fabric without compromising comfort and softness. From a gorgeous, unique print to black leggings, Sweaty Betty Chandrasana Yoga Leggings’ are versatile yoga pants you can rely on!
Regular practice will help you master technique. The point of familiarizing your body to the technique is to help perform the poses with ease. It is also the very key to allow the soul to express itself creatively without the body hindering it. Aqua yoga is a great place to start. Be patient and you will see your possibilities unlock before your eyes.