Yoga Asanas For Arms
Summer has approached us and how are we dealing with it. Gobbling down icecream, drinking cold drinks or having AC’s fresh air inside our rooms. Are you ready to flaunt yourself in those T-shirts and spaghetti straps tops? Yoga is the best discipline to sculptor you body into lean toned muscles. Your upper body will change into a tank top material.
Yoga, through its isometric poses activates the muscles while maintaining their length. This kind of resistance training introduces lean toned arms that you would like to show off all through along.
Do the following poses for 5 breaths and complete the entire series 5 to 8 times. Do these workouts every week to tone up and gain muscle in 14 days. You might not have to lift another free weight.
Graceful, well defined muscles are the result of well rounded yoga practice. It is better than a weight training practice. Weight lifting tend to contract and shorten the body muscles.Whereas, yoga is all about moving your body in space which is all about lifting weights. When you load your arms with your natural body weight, you are lifting weights.
To sculpt the upper body, lifting weights can be too specific. On the other hand, practicing yoga helps the arms to work in co-ordination and therefore look more in proportion with the rest of the body.
There are few poses that will help your arms to achieve a well defined toned look. They are as follows:
1. Downward Dog: The technique is as follows: Kneel on all the four hands. Tuck toes under and exhale. Lift your hips towards ceiling. Move shoulders away from ears, drawing front ribs in; push into hands and feet.
2. Plank: The technique is as follows: With shoulders directly over wrists, lower your hips, coming onto toes and move your torso forward. Contract the abs and straighten arms. Keep your body in one line from head to heels.
3. Side Plank: The technique is as follows: Rotate your torso and stack right foot on top of your left and exhale. Press the whole body in a straight line with tight abs. Raise right hand up, fingers towards ceiling; gaze up or forward. Inhale and return to plank. Repeat on the other side.
4. Chaturanga: The technique is as follows: Keep the body in a straight line and exhale and bend elbows to 90 degrees while lowering towards floor. Abs should be contracted. Be careful of not rounding up the shoulders.
5. Upward Dog: The technique is as follows: Lower hips towards the floor and inhale.Untuck toes; push into hands, straightening arms, lifting chest and engaging abs. hug shoulders together and down away from ears. Exhale and lifting hips towards downward dog.