Popular Hatha Yoga Postures
Are you curious about what poses are common in a Hatha class? Here are 5 popular poses for you.
1. The Plank posture
The Plank is a yoga pose that requires a lot of coordination of the body.
The Plank is an asana that many find very challenging, and the added drawback is that not a single yoga class goes by without the Plank being performed.
In series such as Sun Salutation and all the other vinyasa series you will encounter during your class, the Plank is used over and over again.
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2. The Downward Dog Pose.
The Downward Dog Pose Yoga or (Adho Mukha Svanasana) consists of what is called a “backward movement” in which the yogi’s head is facing downward.
You will find this pose in almost every Hatha class.
The reverse position offers the yogi many advantages over many other yoga exercises.
Among other things, it brings back lost energy if you hold this pose a little longer, stretches the hamstrings and fixes stiffness in the shoulders.
3. Utthita parsvakonasana
Utthita Parsvakonasana is also known as the side angle pose. It is a yoga pose that, among other things, places a lot of stress on the abdominal muscles, but also requires control of the entire body.
Parsvakonasana is a yoga pose that not only requires muscular strength but also allows for a lateral stretch at the same time. This refers to a stretch on the side of the body.
The more you use the muscles together as a powerful area, the more control you can gain and stay in the pose longer.
In addition to this muscular strength, concentration also plays an important role.
4. Janu Sirsasana
Janu Sirsasana is a stretch where, in short, you bring your head to your knee. This is not very surprising considering that Sirsa means “head” and Janu is the Sanskrit word for “knee”.
Janu Sirsasana is a pose that has many physical benefits if you want to promote flexibility. It stretches the hamstrings, back muscles, and groin, among other areas.
If you are not feeling well and suffer from fatigue, stress, menstrual cramps or headaches, for example, this yoga pose can be very pleasant.
In addition, this pose stimulates the liver and kidneys.
5 The Crescent Moon Pose
The crescent pose is a yoga pose that you often see in a yoga series, for example.
From this asana, you can easily transition into a Downward Dog or Warrior Pose. This stimulates flow during the practice.
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