Dynamic Yoga – Exercise 3 & 4

POSE OF THE MOON (Shashankasa) Sit on your knees with palms on thighs. Close eyes and relax, but keep spine and head straight. Inhale deeply and lift arms above head, keeping them straight and shoulder-width apart. As you breathe out, bend forward from the hips, keeping arms and head in a straight line. Hands and forehead should eventually rest on the floor in front of your knees. Bend your elbows, so that arms are fully relaxed and hold for five seconds. Then breathe in and slowly raise arms and body back to the upright position. Exhale and return your palms to the top of your thighs. Repeat 3-5 times. MOUNTAIN POSE (Parvatasana) Strengthens nerves and muscles in the arms and …

Building stronger arms through Yoga

I was at work the other day and a co-worker of mine who takes Yoga classes suddenly started pumping a 20 pound dumbbell he had nestled in his cubicle. Being that he does this rather frequently, I asked why and his response was “Oh, my yoga classes don’t do anything for my arms.” I looked at him puzzled and luckily for me, I had a draft of a book with photos of some yoga balancing poses and asked him if he had tried or even knew of them. Surprisingly, he said no and was now eager for me to demonstrate them to him. This made me wonder, just how many other yoga enthusiasts are of the mindset that Yoga may …

Dynamic Yoga – Exercise 3 & 4

POSE OF THE MOON (Shashankasa) Sit on your knees with palms on thighs. Close eyes and relax, but keep spine and head straight. Inhale deeply and lift arms above head, keeping them straight and shoulder-width apart. As you breathe out, bend forward from the hips, keeping arms and head in a straight line. Hands and forehead should eventually rest on the floor in front of your knees. Bend your elbows, so that arms are fully relaxed and hold for five seconds. Then breathe in and slowly raise arms and body back to the upright position. Exhale and return your palms to the top of your thighs. Repeat 3-5 times. MOUNTAIN POSE (Parvatasana) Strengthens nerves and muscles in the arms and …

Building stronger arms through Yoga

At first glance, most Yoga poses seem more of a feat of flexibility versus being an exercise for increasing strength. Since the strength of the arms is arguably considered the most when assessing brute power, most beginners indeed do wonder if Yoga can strengthen the arms. Yes it can. I was at work the other day and a co-worker of mine who takes Yoga classes suddenly started pumping a 20 pound dumbbell he had nestled in his cubicle. Being that he does this rather frequently, I asked why and his response was “Oh, my yoga classes don’t do anything for my arms.” I looked at him puzzled and luckily for me, I had a draft of a book with photos …