Yoga and gym
An unlikely duo or the ultimate health tag team? Embrace the ancient wisdom of yoga and the cutting-edge science of the gym to level up your well-being! Discover the perfect blend for a healthier you. Dive into the details of powerful asanas, including pictures and how to do them on VyanitiYoga.com – your gateway to fitness fusion
Stretch Before You Lift
To prevent cramps before you begin your weight training workout, it’s important to prepare your muscles. You can do this by doing some basic stretches.
The four poses that can help are
- Veerabadraasana (Warrior Pose)
- Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
- Hastapadasana (Standing Forward Bend)
- The Utkatasana, (The chair pose)
By incorporating these stretches into your routine, you’re targeting specific muscle groups. Veerabadraasana helps with shoulder and leg flexibility, Trikonasana works on your hips and sides, Hastapadasana stretches your hamstrings and back, and Utkatasana focuses on warming up your lower back and torso muscles. This preparation not only reduces the risk of cramps but also improves your overall flexibility, making your weight training session more effective and comfortable.
Get Set for Cardio-Warm Up First:
With a few rounds of Surya Namaskar, or sun salutation positions, into your routine can offer multiple benefits. These dynamic movements serve as a comprehensive warm-up, elevating the internal temperature of your body.
Incorporating Surya Namaskar into your routine not only increases the heat in your body but also serves as a holistic warm-up, preparing your muscles and mind for the challenges of a vigorous workout ahead.
Trimming Your Tummy:
When focusing on your stomach muscles consider incorporating the Marjariasana, or cat stretches, into your workout routine. Whether used as a warm-up, cool-down, or standalone practice, it offers a gentle way to nurture flexibility, release tension, and connect with your breath.
Performing a few rounds before and after your main exercises can bring about both physical and mental benefits.
Coping with Workout Cramps
After a strenuous workout that might lead to muscle cramps or spasms, practicing specific counter postures in yoga can aid in alleviating tension and promoting recovery.
For instance, if you’ve worked on your legs extensively, engaging in gentle stretches or poses that focus on releasing tension in the leg muscles can be effective.
These counter postures work to balance the strain induced by the workout, providing relief to the affected areas.
Shavasana (Corpse Pose)
It serves as a powerful conclusion to a yoga session or any physical activity. The pose induces a state of deep relaxation, allowing your muscles to unwind and release any accumulated tension
When developing your quadriceps muscles (with squats, intense jogging, or isolation exercises) end or in cases of pre-existing body pain, begin your routine with asanas like Supra vajrasana, Prasarita paduttanasana, and lying on your back Nataraja (Supta hasta pada angustanasana) to help open up and loosen your hamstrings and any pain you may have in your calves and shins.
Finally, after your workout, take a moment for Pranayama (breathing exercises) and Meditation. This helps release stress in your mind and body, keeping you feeling fresh all day!
For more details on how to do these exercises, check out Vyaniti Yoga.com and see images of the poses with step-by-step instructions.
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