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breath of life… haiku

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Breathing in

I live this life fully

As I do breathing out

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Stretch and Breathe your way to Fitness.

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Yes ,it is simple and invigorating. I am a regular with yoga but there are days it is difficult to go through the entire one and a half  hour routine. For those days I have a 15 minute yoga workout that energizes me and is so relaxing.

First and foremost switch off your mobile phone, television and laptop.Instruct household members not to disturb you for at least 20 minutes.

BREATHE RIGHT

We all breathe, but fail to  inhale and exhale fully. In yoga breathing techniques are called  it is called Pranayam.Even if you cant follow the the perfect method , just sit relaxed in a chair, close your eyes and just breathe. Feel the air going in and out of your lings.

Do this for 3- 4 minutes. This replenishes your oxygen levels.

NECK STRETCHES

Our necks and shoulders are in a constant state of strain. Hence it makes sense to do these neck exercises on a daily basis.

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These are deskercises actually i.e. something you can do sitting at your desk also.

To be done for 3 minutes.

LYING DOWN STRETCHES

1) Shavasana or the Corpse Pose.

Lie down still with your eyes closed and inhaling through your nose and  exhaling completely. Feel the body relaxing starting from the toes upwards.

Lie in this [position for 3-4 minutes.

2) Next is spine twisting while lying down supine.

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Do this 5 times each side.

3) Pawanmuktasana or the wind releasing pose.

Known as the wind releasing pose or the Pawanmuktasana. This pose is extremely good for stomach problems. Make sure to press down the bend knees onto your stomach and simultaneously exhale. It helps in reducing belly fat.

4) Bhujangasana or the Cobra Pose

The Cobra Pose helps in strengthening  the back and the spine.

Do 5 repetitions of this.

5) Makrasana or the Crocodile Pose.

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This pose is excellent for the spine. Rest in this position for another 2 – 3 minutes.

Do these exercise for a total of 15 to 20 minutes and see your physical and mental health improve.

So dearies breathe right and stretch for a healthy you.

xoxo

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