Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India. It involves movement, meditation, and breathing techniques to promote mental and physical well-being. There are several types of yoga and many disciplines within the practice.
Yoga is very popular all over the world and is gaining even more popularity for the past few years.
You don’t need equipment or expensive memberships. You just need a little space and a mat. Plus your desire to work for your well being. There are countless YouTube videos on how to do Yoga. As a beginner, they should be enough for you to get started.
Some of the benefits of Yoga are (they are far more than that):
- Yoga improves strength, balance and flexibility.
- Yoga helps with back pain relief.
- Yoga can ease arthritis symptoms.
- Yoga benefits heart health.
- Yoga relaxes you, to help you sleep better.
- Yoga can mean more energy and brighter moods.
- Yoga helps you manage stress.
- Yoga promotes better self-care.
Start practicing yoga today.
You don’t need to be a great dancer. You can practice dancing at home, alone, though it is more fun to do it with friends or with your beloved one.
Dancing has a lot of health benefits, including:
- Improved condition of your heart and lungs.
- Increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness.
- Increased aerobic fitness.
- Improved muscle tone and strength.
- Weight management.
- Stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis.
- Better coordination, agility and flexibility.
- Improved balance and spatial awareness.
- Increased physical confidence.
- Improved mental functioning.
- Improved general and psychological well being.
- Greater self-confidence and self-esteem.
- Better social skills.
You just need a source of music (your phone plus YouTube or Spotify will work well enough). Turn the music on and have fun while getting fit.
Barre is a workout you can do at home to gain strength, build endurance, and much more. This type of workout involves dance moves commonly found in ballet, as well as other forms of exercise like yoga, Pilates, and aerobics.
There are a lot of YouTube training videos on Barre, so there is nothing that can stop you from practicing it at home.
Here are some of the benefits:
- Muscle strength.
- Muscle endurance.
- Increased bone density.
Combine art with workout and join the Barre movement today.
This is one of the simplest, but hardest exercises. It is perfect for strengthening your core and improving your endurance.
Here’s how to do Plank:
Step 1: Select a position where you can extend your whole body length. Using an exercise mat will give you enough padding to be comfortable on all fours. You can choose whether to perform plank on your palms or your forearms.
Step 2: Begin in the plank position, face down with your forearms and toes on the floor. Your elbows are directly under your shoulders and your forearms are facing forward. Your head is relaxed and you should be looking at the floor.
Step 3: Engage your abdominal muscles, drawing your navel toward your spine. Keep your torso straight and rigid and your body in a straight line from your ears to your toes with no sagging or bending. This is the neutral spine position. Ensure your shoulders are down, not creeping up toward your ears. Your heels should be over the balls of your feet.
Step 4: Hold this position for 10 seconds. Release to floor.
Step 5: Over time work up to 30, 45, or 60 seconds.
The top benefits of Plank for you and your body are:
- Develops a healthy posture.
- Gains balance and coordination.
- Improves body alignment.
- Builds core strength.
- Improves flexibility.
- Improves metabolism.
- Improves overall mental health.
So, find a place and try you (maybe) first Plank.
Most of us have stairs. Also, most of us hate them. We see them as an obstacle. But what if we look at them from a different perspective?
Climbing stairs is one of the best exercises when it comes to pure fat burn, strengthening the lower body, toning the butt, thighs, calves, losing inches from those love handles and belly and building great abs. Along with these benefits is the immense good it does for your lungs and cardiovascular system.
See a short list of the benefits it provides:
- It is totally free.
- It leverages gravity and the heavier we are, the harder we’re forced to work and the more calories we burn.
- It is a relatively intense exercise that quickly increases our heart rate and in doing so can greatly improve our cardiovascular fitness.
- It helps strengthen and shape our most common problem areas like calves, thighs, buttocks and tummy.
- It is a very efficient way of burning maximum calories and is great for those of us with limited time to exercise.
- It can easily be mixed with other exercises, like walking, skipping and weight training, to maximize results and stair-climbing workouts are easy to build progression into.
- It can be done by almost anyone, regardless of fitness level.
- Because it is weight bearing, it helps build bone strength.
Now you know that even if it is too hot outside you have the option to do your workout indoors. Also, you don’t need to buy expensive equipment. Try Yoga, Dancing, Barre, Plank and stairs. Improve your shape.
Stay active. Stay healthy.