A Yoga Pose For Every Problem
- IWB Post
- July 4, 2015
Firm butt, taut arms, strong core—yoga has moves for everything on your fitness wish list. Vogue tells you how to tackle your troubles through this ancient Indian practise.
How to: Sit with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Lean back and extend your arms (palms up) and straighten your legs—your body should form a V shape. Hold for 5-10 breaths.
How to: Open up your legs and get into a sumo wide squat. Bend your knees until your thighs are parallel to the ground—knees should be directly over your ankles. Lift your arms up, with your elbows bent at a 90-degree angle. Hold for 5 breaths.
How to: Lie on your back, with your feet hip-width apart and firmly on the ground, keep arms parallel to your body. Inhale as you lift your pelvis up and squeeze your butt muscles, simultaneously pressing your heels and palms on to the floor. Make sure not to over arch your back and keep your belly firm. Hold for a few breaths and exhale as you lower your body onto the mat.
How to: Get into the downward dog position. Slowly draw your upper arms inwards and rest your elbows on the floor, interlock your fingers. Unlike a typical downward dog where your palms touch the floor, the dolphin pose works the triceps and the biceps by balancing your body weight on your forearms.
This article originally appeared in the June 2015 issue of Vogue India.