On this three-part weblog sequence, we’ll discover “Manly Strikes” designed particularly for males who need to enhance their flexibility, scale back stress, and improve their general well-being. In our first weblog, we explored how yoga can improve your energy, flexibility, and psychological focus. If you happen to missed out on Half 1, you’ll want to test it out and also you’ll have an opportunity expertise your first yoga circulate sequence.
For Half 2, we’re going to proceed your yoga journey to enhance your physique and serenity! I can be introducing you to a brand new yoga circulate sequence whilst you uncover the ability of yoga on the Complete Gymnasium. So seize your Complete Gymnasium, put in your warrior spirit, and let’s dive right into a world the place energy meets tranquility.
MANLY MOVES: FLOW II
Using your Complete Gymnasium will assist all of you “tight, non versatile” males be taught to like to stretch! The Complete Gymnasium acts as the proper “prop” to help and accommodate your flexibility by positioning the incline at an achievable peak and by utilizing the glide board to maneuver with you thru completely different ranges of movement. It’s the proper answer that can assist you acquire the flexibleness and mobility in your muscle tissue.
Listed under are 3 yoga actions that may get you “flowing” in your Complete Gymnasium. Study the actions first, then give them a go in your Complete Gymnasium. Regulate your incline to accommodate your flexibility and see what feels greatest for you when in your Complete Gymnasium. I recommend beginning at a medium incline and decrease it as you develop your flexibility.
Deal with performing the actions slowly with management and breathe absolutely into every pose. Be constant, observe usually, and make it a part of your day by day habits. Now let’s circulate …
*The accompanying video demonstration will clarify intimately how you can carry out these poses/ stretches in your Complete Gymnasium.*
Instructions: Carry out this circulate 2xs by way of on both sides. Maintain every pose for just a few breaths to loosen up into the pose. Regulate your physique positioning or incline to attain a profitable expertise. Repeat extra rounds when you’re feeling the circulate and need extra!
1. Warrior I (Sanskrit Virabhadrasana I)
• Focus: to strengthen the legs, open the hips and chest, and domesticate stability
• Purpose: to construct energy, stability, and focus within the physique and thoughts whereas stretching to open the hips and chest
• Advantages: develop energy and adaptability within the legs, hips, and backbone, enhance steadiness, posture, scale back stress and anxiousness, and enhance circulation and respiration
• Why it’s a superb Man Transfer: This iconic posture stretches males the place they want it most—the hips and shoulders. On prime of opening these tight areas, it’s additionally a strengthening posture that builds the thigh muscle tissue (particularly across the knees), which suggests extra stability and safety for delicate joints throughout excessive affect sports activities. Need extra highly effective shoulders? Attempt holding this pose for 10-15 breaths and also you’ll by no means once more query whether or not yoga is bodily difficult!
2. Runners Lunge & Half Pigeon (Sanskrit Ardha Kapotasana)
• Focus: loosen up the leg muscle tissue and scale back hip ache from sitting, and focus to appropriate postural defects.
• Purpose: open the hips and hamstrings, stretch the decrease again, hip flexors, quadriceps, pelvis, and psoas muscle tissue.
• Advantages: will increase flexibility of the hip flexors and decrease again muscle tissue, helps digestion, and may alleviate psychological stress or fear, since feelings are saved within the hips.
• Why it’s a superb Man Transfer: Tight Hips? Pigeon can be your greatest pal. This posture is a difficult one, however you may ease your self into it as your hips open increasingly. Because it’s a robust technique to open the glutes, hamstrings, adductors and hip flexors, Half Pigeon may also help you if you participate in bodily actions, carrying heavy objects, and so on. When you launch the strain in your hips, you’ll additionally really feel the profit in your decrease again and different areas of your physique.
3. Half Kneeling Hamstring (Ardha Hanumanasana)
• Focus: to focus on the muscle tissue behind the thigh and surrounding areas of the hip complicated.
• Purpose: to extend flexibility and mobility within the hamstring muscle tissue and scale back the chance of damage.
• Advantages: improves hamstring and hip flexibility and higher general mobility.
• Why it’s a superb Man Transfer: For these sports activities lovers, this stretch helps scale back the chance of damage and may improve athletic efficiency.
4. Childs Pose (Sanskrit Balasana)
*That is your transition transfer to reset and repeat on the opposite aspect*
• Focus: to supply a mild stretch to the again, hips, and shoulders, selling leisure and releasing pressure within the physique.
• Purpose: to create a sanctuary of tranquility, permitting for deep leisure, emotional grounding, and a connection to inside peace and serenity.
• Advantages: Opens hips and relieves pressure in pelvis, lengthens backbone, relaxes posterior muscle tissue, stretches ankles, stimulates the digestive system, and will increase blood circulate to go and neck.
• Why it’s a superb Man Transfer: it gives a second of introspection, stress reduction, and deep leisure, permitting them to recharge each bodily and mentally, whereas offering a mild stretch that aids in relieving pressure and tightness usually skilled within the again and shoulders.
Keep in mind to take a look at the video to see how these Manly Strikes circulate collectively in your Complete Gymnasium!
Keep tuned for Half 3 as we conclude this sequence with one other Manly Strikes circulate that you may incorporate into your routine, or higher but, try all three flows collectively!
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