As the weather cools, the body’s blood circulation slows down, which in turn affects metabolic capacity. Below, I recommend 5 yoga moves to help blood circulation and warm your body when it’s cold.
1. One-foot V-shape
Sit with your knees bent, hands holding your ankles, and your feet slightly off the ground. Inhale, one leg is raised and straightened, the other leg is leaned against the abdomen, and the spine is naturally straightened. Exhale, bend your knees and fall, return to the original state. Inhale and practice alternately.
2. Forward bent waist extension type
Stand with your legs folded, hands folded, and your upper body slowly bent forward. Place your palms on the floor on either side of your feet, keep your feet straight, and keep your heels on the ground. Hold the position for 5-10 breaths.
3. Triangular stretch
Spread your legs twice as far as your shoulders, inhale, raise your arms flat to your side, turn your right foot back 90 degrees, and your left foot at 15 degrees. Exhale, the spine drives the entire upper body level sideways to the right to the limit. Touch the back of your foot with your right hand, turn your head up, and follow your left hand with your gaze upward. Hold 6 deep, long breaths.
4. Camel style
Kneeling position with your knees slightly apart. Hang your hands and hips naturally next to your body and straighten your spine. Hold your hips with both hands, inhale, push your pelvis forward slightly, tighten your hip muscles, slowly bend your upper body back, and first touch the heels on the same side with one hand.
Exhale, place your other hand on your heel, head back and push your waist and chest as far as you can. Keep breathing evenly.
5. Cat style
Prop your limbs on the ground, your gaze facing the front, and your toes up. Inhale and push your chest outward. While exhaling, bend your entire back and see your belly navel. Repeat 5 times.