Yoga is a very ancient discipline, which dates back to more than 5000 years ago and which has its origins in India. It is considered a philosophy of life, which encompasses meditation techniques, breathing, physical postures and much more. Yoga wants to unite body and mind, in order to reach a full awareness of one’s being, in its completeness.
Yoga Fit what and what are asanasFit Yoga takes its cue from the more strictly physical component, a program proposed in different gyms and which inserts all the work of Hatha Yoga, that is the Yoga of the physical discipline, applying it in a group fitness context. The asana , i.e. the various positions proposed , push the body to move in different directions, to improve or restore mobility to the joints, increasing the level of awareness through breathing and concentration. With the practice of sequences and positions you will also improve balance and coordination, developing at the same time muscle strength and flexibility . The control of one’s body will be fundamental, imagining oneself in the different positions, but also the intervention of the instructor who will be able to control and correct to ensure that the positions are assumed correctly. The music used in this program will be slow and fluid and the volume low, the musical beats should not be strong, as those who move should not be tempted to follow the tempo of the music, but their breath, listening to their body, keeping concentration on it. You can use asanas from standing, seated, prone, supine. Positions are generally assumed wearing comfortable clothing and bare feet, to facilitate contact with the ground and reduce the risk of dangerous slips; in this regard, also pay attention to the type of flooring.
The standing asana they are invigorating and stimulate balance. In particular they restore the correct posture of the trunk, favoring the proper distribution of the load on the lower limbs. From here, awareness of the right posture can also arise in the gestures of daily life, such as walking for example. Here are the names of some standing asanas: mountain, half moon, warrior, triangle, tree, twisting prayer, chair, table.
The “sun salutation” in fit yoga
Perhaps the best known sequence is the sun salutation, which consists of a combination of asanas to be practiced in series , with steps in the different positions of the body. Generally it is proposed at the beginning of the lesson, but it can also be done independently and freely, in the morning, immediately after waking up. In fact, many people use it as a “muscle awakening”, to give the body back the mobility lost during the hours of the night and to oxygenate their body well before starting the various daily activities.
Almost all of us perceive a sensation of stiffness when we wake up, the sun salutation can therefore help us reactivate blood circulation, stretching the muscles and exercising the joints.
There are different types of sun salutation, therefore it will be advisable to find the most suitable modality to the physical condition of each one, which allows it to be performed safely and allows each to derive the desired benefits.
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