Yoga is an ancient powerful technique to have healthy lifestyles but maintaining the poses for longer period of time without faltering and stumbling can even make you sweat and also sometimes it can be irritating too. However, at the same time, a few people incorporate yoga in their daily routine and have taken it to a whole new level. Also, they are even performing yoga in soothing water. Are you curious about knowing these poses and what are they about? Read on to know 5 effective poses of the water yoga.
1. Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (or Upward Facing Dog)
Take 1 or 2 foam noodles and then place hands on them.
- Stand upright in the water in a pool and push back your shoulders behind the ears.
- Then gradually and very slowly push all the noodles quite away from yourself and arch your back, simultaneously.
- Finally, roll over on your toes top and then try to stay in place by using core while holding those noodles.
2. Padangusthasana (or Big Toe Pose)
Straighten up your spine and extend one of the arms and hold pool wall or noodle.
- Bring your knee towards your chest by bending slightly the outer leg, straighten the leg as far as you can and then grab your toe.
- Tighten your hips and the back straight and then slowly move the leg aside.
- Finally, hold the position for about 1-2 minutes and change the side.
3. Ardha Chandrasana (or Half Moon Pose)
Hold the side of pool else use a noodle and then stand with straight spine.
- Fully extend the left arm by holding a noodle or wall.
- Place your right hand on the right hip.
- Raise your right leg behind you and then hinge forward and then slightly keep both the legs straight.
- While raising the legs, keep foot bent.
- Keep your right leg parallel to the ground, and now open the hips towards the right.
- Now raise the right arm in the direction of the sky and water will support your leg and torso.
- Change the side and repeat.
4. Navasana (or Boat Pose)
Hold noodles from the center from the hand in pool and then slowly press them down.
- Then engage the core muscle and then lift your legs outward from water.
- Let the legs float while holding and then breathe and use the core muscles to maintain this pose.
5. Floating Pose (or Savasana)
Each session of yoga ends with savasana and so is this.
- Just lay back and float on the water and relax.
- If you find it difficult, in that case, place a noodle under your back and relax.