Hatha yoga is one of the most famous types of yoga practiced by millions of yogis all over the world. The main aim of yoga is to relax the body, mind, and soul. To achieve this, you need to engage in various poses. Some of the main Hatha poses are:
Tree balance pose
Here you start in the foundation standing pose with your hands by your side. You then bend the left leg and raise the foot to the right hip and turn the bottom of the foot up and outward. To stretch the adductor muscles, you press the left knee back and scoop the sacrum down (and under) in order to lengthen the spine. You then inhale and raise your arms over the head. For ideal results, you should hold this position for at least 10 seconds.
This pose plays an integral role in firming and toning leg, hip, and back muscles. It also aids in increasing focus and concentration. Doctors say that the pose aids in healing foot, ankle, and knee problems.
This pose starts when you are on all fours (with your hands and feet on the floor). In this position, you should inhale and lift your sacrum and head up. You should then extend one leg and contract your albs, then bring your knees to your chest. For ideal results, you should repeat this pose several times. You should also change your legs. For example, if you extend the right leg in the first pose, you should extend the left leg in the second pose.
Experts recommend this pose as it has many benefits such as strengthening back and abdominal muscles, and reduction of back pain and abdominal fat. The pose also plays an integral role in enhancing the nervous system and making the spell supple.
Shoulder stand pose
Here you start by laying on your back then bringing your knees to your head while supporting your back with your hands and arms. When you are stable, straighten your legs upward towards the sky. You should hold in this position for as long as possible while deeply breathing in and out. When you feel tired, you should bend your legs, release your arms and relax.
Experts say that this pose aids in rejuvenating the body and mind. It also aids in balancing hormones and boosting the immune system. Although, the pose has these benefits, you should not practice it if you have high blood pressure.
These are just some of the Hatha yoga poses that you will come across in your yoga classes. To learn more poses, you need to join a professional yoga class near you.