As summer approaches, there are five yoga poses (asanas) that make me think of this sunny season. If you enjoy yoga as I do, learn more about these asanas and perform them to get in the spirit of the summer months.
Summer brings to mind the sunshine and its radiant rays. Rise in the morning by performing sun salutations, watching a video for guidance if needed. Sun salutations is a series of yoga poses, flowing from one to the next. The following poses make up sun salutations:
From downward-facing dog, you go back into a high lunge, forward fold and then arms up again. You then end back in mountain pose and repeat the sequence several times.
#2 Firefly Pose
This firefly pose symbolizes summer because these lightning bugs light up the summer nights. This asana will help you build muscle and strength in your arms and wrists. At the same time, it strengthens the stomach muscles. Learn how to perform the firefly pose with a video tutorial, showing you how to slowly transition into this advanced asana.
#3 Dolphin Pose
Dolphins are my favorite animal, and this pose makes me think of spotting this amazing aquatic animal at the beach in the summer. This asana helps to alleviate the following problems:
Head and back pain
Symptoms associated with menopause
High blood pressure
Feet that are flat
Since this pose helps with both tiredness and insomnia, it is great to perform it both in the morning and the evening.
Transition from dolphin into dolphin plank pose to achieve stronger arms and abs while calming the mind to soothe symptoms of anxiety and minor depression.
What better time to go out on a boat than in the summer? The summer season is a time for fishing, boating and yoga. If you are trying to get amazing abs for the summer, the boat pose will help you achieve your goal.
Summer is a time for bonfires, marshmallows and camping which is why this pose makes me think of June, July and Aug. Become a fire log yourself by performing this pose that will give your hips a superior stretch and offer some serenity when you are stressed.
Get excited about summer and yoga by performing these five great poses!
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Rebecca completed courses in Medical Terminology, Administrative Medical Assisting, and Coding and Billing. She is recognized by the National Healthcareer Association as a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) and Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA). In addition, Rebecca is a former gymnast and is avid about yoga, swimming and other athletic activities. Follow her on Twitter @RebeccaBardelli.