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Experience Warming Yoga Poses For Winter

Many people suffer from colds and flu in the winter season, so yoga asanas that open the chest, throat, and sinuses help in ameliorating congestion and warming your respiratory organs.  There are many yoga asanas for winter imbalance.  Before starting yoga poses, you warm up your body for about 10 minutes with jogging, running, jumping or another fast exercise. The following yoga poses for winter imbalance are important to metabolically invigorate and help to warm the kidneys and clear phlegm.

Learn Warming Yoga Poses For Cold Winter Days

1. Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskara)

Among manyYoga Asanas for Winter Imbalance, Sun Salutation is one of the most important sets of asanas. Rhythmic, slowed-down, flow Sun salutations poise the spastic speed of excess vata during the hustle and bustle of winter. A very soft Ujjayi breath is important to move from one posture to another posture to propitiate the nervous system and concentrate the mind. Try lengthening the duration of breath and allowing each movement is a profoundly satisfying stretch. You can do free flow Sun salutation without pausing in the postures or choose a different style of pausing like pausing during each posture in the Sun Salutation to breathe deeply for 1–3 breaths.

2. Warrior Pose I, II and III (Virabhadrasana)

This is a combination of focus, balance, and strength to give a better warm. To keep the posture unmoved and keep the breath steady and even, you can find a focal spot to fix your gaze upon. Then be watchful to allow flexing your back foot and firm grounding and strengthening throughout the thighs and legs.

3. Eagle Pose (Garudasana)

Garudasana requires lots of balance, focus, and endurance which naturally generates warm. It flushes out the circulatory system and helps in better circulation.

Eagle Pose

4. Garland Pose (Malasana)

Malasana strengthens the low back, hips, and abdomen. It is a marvelous pose to loosen up tension and tightness in low back and hips. It also supports a better downward flow of energy. It is very good for bowel movements and effective for alleviating Vata dosha like gas, bloating, and constipation. If you close the eyes you can easily concentrate on breathing downward towards the abdomen. Stay in the pose for 5–10 breaths.

5. Crow Pose (Bakasana)

Bakasana is an arm balance pose and quite challenging. It requires incredible core strength to find the optimal point of balance. It can make you drip with sweat.

6. Ardha Matsyendrasana (Seated Spinal Twist)

If your body is flexible you can even practice “Purna Matsyendrasana” i.e. Full Seated Spinal Twist. Matsyendrasana stimulates both the middle and lower parts of your body, eliminating toxin, and warming the whole being all at once. Keep lengthening your spine and grow taller as you inhale. Keep twisting a little bit deeper into the pose as you exhale.

7. Matsyasana (Fish Pose)

The Fish pose is supine backbend/inversion which opens the throat and chest. You can hold the pose for about 10 breaths.

8. Dhanurasana (Bow pose)

It opens chest and abdomen with a backbend. Hold the pose for about 10 breaths observing the expansion of breath.

9. Locust Pose (Salabhasana)

It is a sleeping backbend to open the chest and strengthening the back. You can hold it as per your capacity.

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