Yoga

Standing Yoga Poses

Standing yoga poses are the asanas which are mainly balanced using the legs. These asanas generally strengthens legs and stretches all other parts of the body. They are great for balance, strength and focus. Lets see some of the standing yoga poses.

Standing Yoga Poses

Some of these asanas are not recommended for people who already have back pains and leg injuries. It is better to consult a yoga teacher before practicing any of these standing yoga poses.

Mountain Pose: Also called as Tadasana, formed by keeping the two legs straight and bending the upper body front or back. It develops correct posture for other asanas, strengthens thighs, feet, ankles and tones abdominal muscles. People with low blood pressure and medical conditions which affect balance should not practice this asana.

Tree Pose: Other name is Vrksasana, formed with one leg. It stretches groin, shoulders and inner thighs. It also strengthens foot muscles, thighs and calves. People with low and high blood pressure can avoid this asana. Pregnant women, obese people may skip this asana.

Eagle Pose: Commonly called as Garudasana, is formed with the support of one leg. It helps to strengthen thighs, calves and ankles. It also develops concentration, balance, focus and coordination. People with knee and spinal injuries can skip these asanas.

Warrior Poses: There are three types in this pose, technically called as Virabhadrasanas. They develop concentration, endurance and stamina in the core muscles, thighs and expands the shoulders, lungs and chest. They also strengthens the shoulders, thighs, and the back muscles. The asanas will stretch the ankles and groins. People with back pain, heart problems and high blood pressure should skip this asana.

Angled poses: The commonly used poses are extended side angle pose and triangle pose. There are technically called as Utthita Parsvakonasana and Utthita Trikonasana respectively. The help in expansion of shoulders and chest. They increase neck mobility and hip joints, stretches spinal muscles, hamstrings, calf muscles and hip musculature. People with neck pains, back pains, knee injuries and blood pressure are advised to skip this asana.

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