Yoga Underwater

Yoga is an art which can be performed even under water. In water, the elasticity and constancy of the body is enhanced. Therefore, it becomes easy to do even the most difficult poses. Here are some special yoga poses that can be performed under water effortlessly.

Sun Salutation pose– This pose helps in releasing physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the human body to the world. You can perform this pose under water, maintaining a level of water equal to the chest and shoulder. You should place one foot in front of the other so as to maintain constancy. You should constrict the muscles of abdomen, hold your spine in a neutral position, lift the chest, and bend the shoulders down. The front knee should be bent and the back leg should be pushed for some seconds and then the initial position should be retained. This procedure should be replicated for the other leg.

Bow and Arrow in Warrior Pose– This pose is intended to make various movements of the body powerful. The legs should be kept at considerable distance with your front knee in the line of your ankle and the back foot bowed out. The front foot heel should be aligned with the curve of your back foot. Then both the arms should be aligned in a bow position.

Cobra Pose– In this pose, an area of the pool is employed to elongate and widen the muscles of abdomen and back. You should keep your feet at about 2 feet from the wall of pool and position your forearms and hands smoothly against it. With the face upwards, draw your body out backwards, lift your body on your toes and continue for some breaths.

Stork Pose– In this pose, stand and raise your one leg with the knee curved. Keep your thigh comparable to the base of the pool. The toes should be kept pointed. Push the conversing heel into the floor. The raised foot should be caught with your hand on the same side and elongate the leg out at the façade. This pose should be maintained for some breaths and then the initial position should be retained. The same pose should be done by alternating the legs.

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Difficult Positions in Yoga

There are some poses or positions in yoga that are quite difficult for an inexperienced person. These need to be done under the supervision of an expert trainer and by someone who has practiced a lot and has gained adequate strength, flexibility and balancing skills.

Back Bends- These help open up tight shoulders and require a lot of practice. The drop-backs help you gain confidence and are executed with a partner. A number of pigeon poses exist and the full asana includes contacting from head to feet from a stooping position.

Back Bends

Back Bends

Hip Openers– It includes Hanuman asana that is more commonly known as a split, and helps open up the hips, starting from practicing jogger’s elongation. Subsequently, blocks can be used to stretch out your upper body as you pull out both legs with your pelvis lifted from the ground and hips in a square position. Other complicated variations include reaching your head to your front knee, elevating your back leg to reach your head, and stretching back to touch your back rear foot.

Hanumanasana

Hanumanasana

Inversions– These positions need internal balance, valor, and strength and include forearm stands, handstands or headstands best executed with a partner or against a wall. Difficult variations include scorpion pose, consisting of handstand or a forearm stand with your feet grabbing your head.

Headstand

Headstand

Seated Poses– These demand flexible hips and help liberate tension in the hip region. A cross-legged sitting position in which each foot rests on the opposite thigh is known as Lotus pose. While crossing of arms behind the back and then touching your feet is termed as bound lotus pose. Fetus pose is more complicated in that it requires slipping arms between thighs and calves, balancing on the coccyx, lifting the crossed legs up the floor, and reaching the hands to grab the chin.

Lotus Pose

Lotus Pose

Hand Balances– These require internal as well as arm strength and open up the hips. Hands provide balance in various poses including crow, firefly, side crow, and flying crow. The most difficult one is Peacock pose, a push-up with hands beneath your waist, fingers facing back and legs in a straight line completely above the floor.

Peacock Pose

Peacock Pose

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