Warming up or heating the body is very necessary for smooth practice, especially during the winter season. As the body heats up or gets warm it increases the blood flow which helps in better transportation of oxygen in the body through blood.
On a spiritual level also if we see one can feel a better flow of energy throughout the body if the body is warm. Along with that it also helps in stimulating chakras which are the powerhouses of these spiritual energies. With yoga asanas to heat up the body, you can facilitate this.
The chair pose is one of the most amazing asanas to heat up the body as it helps create pressure in the overall body with its balancing posture.
Contraindications: If you have severe knee pain, knee and hip injury, arthritis you should avoid this posture.
One of the asanas to heat up the body is Paschimottanasana. It massages and tones the abdominal organs and gives a deep stretch to the spine.
Contraindications: Avoid this pose if you have/had injury on your hips, knees, shoulders, head, back and neck.
Another asana to heat up the body is a twisted pose known as Vakrasana in the yogic practice. This pose releases stiffness in the body before a yoga session and also helps warm up during winters.
Contraindications: Avoid this posture during pregnancy. Also, avoid if you have an ulcer, slipped disc, or severe spinal, shoulder or hip injury.
The plough pose is one of the asanas to heat up the body that gives a deep stretch to your back and a gentle abdominal massage.
Contraindications: Avoid if you have weak or injured cervical muscles, suffering from back problems like slip disc. Pregnant women and menstruating women should avoid this pose.
Dhanurasana is an absolute remedy for any congestion in the nose or chest during winters. It is also effective for relieving back pain and stiffness in the overall body. Include this asana to heat up the body in your regular yoga flow and experience the instant flow of warm energy in the body.
Contraindications: People with hernia, high blood pressure and insomnia should avoid this posture.
These yoga asanas which can help you to feel that heat and more energy in your body by the end of your practice. Start slow and then slowly increase the pace and intensity of your postures during your yoga practice. This will help you to keep your practice safe and effective.
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