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5 yoga postures (Asanas) for closing a long day off working at home

#1 – Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

The basic standing pose of yoga. 

Benefits: Improved posture and balance and an awareness of muscle contraction (mainly abdomen and leg muscles)

#2 – Chair Pose (Utkatasana)

A simple leg strengthening pose.

Benefits: Strengthening of leg muscles, improved shoulder mobility and an overall improvement in posture.

#3 – Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

One of the most common backbends in modern yoga practise.

Benefits: Improves spine agility and builds strength. Be careful not to force yourself into this pose! If you’re new to yoga – start with a small backbend and through time you’ll improve on this posture.

#4 – Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) 

The easiest inversion pose to master in yoga and a common “resting” pose.

Benefits: There are many benefits of this pose but to name a few… We have improved ankle flexibility, a deep calf stretch, improved shoulder flexibility and strength plus an overall stimulation of blood circulation.

#5 Corpse Pose (Savasana)

The common resting or closing pose of yoga practise.

Benefits: This is a restorative pose ideal for calming the body after general exercise, yoga practise or just to calm oneself after a stressful day. This can actually be one of the hardest poses to master as most of us aren’t used to staying completely still!