Standing Yoga Poses

Standing yoga poses are all possible balancing asanas, twisting, stretching the spine, squat poses, compression, back and forward bending.

They not only develop and strengthen the muscles of the legs and back, but also are very useful for hip opening. It positively affects the vestibular apparatus and helps to improve self-confidence.

Standing poses form a certain base, which is required for the further practice. They prepare the body for complex postures, thus avoiding injuries and discomfort. Proper performance of such asanas teaches to hold the desired body position, evenly distributing the weight and getting the maximum benefit from the practice.

Benefits of standing yoga asanas

  •    straighten out the spine;
  •    help to get rid of the feet deformation;
  •    develop the habit of keeping the back straight;
  •    gradually strengthen the muscles of the legs and back.

Regular repetition of such asanas increases self-confidence and develops the ability to concentrate; it calms the mind.

Asana is especially effective while standing on one leg, the second leg is raised to the side – it develops a sense of balance, and the ability to keep your back straight. At the same time, the thigh and abdominal muscles are strengthened. Such asana is useful for people having a sitting job or spending a long time on their feet.

Intense posture standing on one leg, arms up – this is a practice to calm the mind, strengthen the muscles of the arms, legs, and back. It is important to perform this asana correctly, without leaning forward and keeping your arms parallel. In this pose, it is recommended to monitor the sensations in the back and arms, trying to focus attention on them. After some time, you can make the asana a little more difficult or increase the time spent holding it.

Contraindications for standing asanas

The practice has few contraindications. But it is important to follow few simple rules that will help avoid unpleasant consequences:

  • Do not perform standing poses during the period of illness and taking antibiotics, as well as in the post-surgery period.
  • Practice yoga with an empty stomach to achieve greater efficiency and avoid unpleasant sensations in the body.

Always pay attention to the sensations in the body when performing certain standing asanas. Stop it if pain occurs. And the best thing is to do it with an experienced teacher.