As students head back to school, they probably can’t wait to spend more time with their friends, go out, and participate in all of the extracurricular sports and activities they’ve been waiting for - or so they thought. Despite the constant curveballs being thrown at students during the pandemic, there’s one thing that can bring a little solace to their mind and bodies - yoga.
Yoga is known for improving flexibility and strength but it does far more than that. The benefits of yoga range from mental calmness and sharpness to improved energy and vitality. So in light of Back to School season, Annie Copinga, mother of three and XPRO for YogaSix GO recommends incorporating the following yoga poses into your daily routine to create harmony between your mind and body, whether you’re on the go or “nama-staying” at home:
Coming back from lunch, the last thing you want to do is sit down with a full stomach. You’re bloated, tired, and uncomfortable. Try performing the bridge pose. This pose helps to stretch and lengthen your abdomen, and increases blood flow to improve digestion.
Begin by lying on your back with your hands on either side, lift your hips to the sky by pressing your hands and feet into the ground while keeping your head back to create a gentle pull on your front. Slowly release and repeat several times.
Sun Salutation A Sequence
Sitting at your computer all day is bound to put you to sleep and make your body feel achy. To get your blood pumping and muscles activated, do a couple Sun Salutation A’s. This flow of several dynamic poses is great for targeting all your major muscle groups and will instantly wake you up.