Yoga with a Lakefront View

December 10th, 2018

It’s a proven fact that humans feel truly alive when in the lap of nature. The crucial elements of yoga such as focusing, breathing deeply, and practicing stillness come easily when surrounded by the elements of nature.

Have you ever wondered why so many yoga poses reflect nature, for example, the lion pose or the tree pose? The Adarsh Palm Retreat Lakefront apartments by Adarsh Group will truly feel like heaven on earth when you look upon the beautiful views from your home. So, what better way to start your day than practicing yoga while admiring the beauty of nature? Yoga is all about being in the moment and uniting yourself with nature.

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These three yoga poses will relax your mind and leave you feeling peaceful.

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The Lotus Pose
This ‘classic’ yoga pose is the most widely recognized pose today. Usually performed at the beginning or end of a yoga session, this pose is adopted while meditating. It stretches your knees, ankles, and hips, and also calms the mind to prepare it for meditation.

Sit on the floor with your legs folded. Then, bring your right ankle forward to the crease of your left hip and place your left ankle on your right shin. The sole of your feet should face towards the sky. Press your groin towards the floor and keep your back straight. Rest your palms on your knees and close your eyes. Hold the pose for one minute or as long as you want to meditate.

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Half Lord of the Fishes Pose
Like most twisting poses, this one has a variety of benefits for the entire body. It not only calms the mind but also improves flexibility in your spine and relaxes the nervous system. This is a beginner’s pose and easy to practice daily once you get the twist right.

Sit on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you. Make sure that your spine is erect. Bring your left leg inwards so that the heel of your left leg is next to your right hip. Now take your right leg over your left knee. Twist your neck, shoulders, and waist towards the right. Place your right hand behind you and the left hand on your right knee. Hold the pose for about 30-40 seconds. Release slowly and repeat on the other side.

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Half Lord of the Fishes Pose
Another common beginner’s pose, this one will improve your posture and stretch your muscles. The pose denotes a deep-rooted tree, hence the name “tree pose”. In this pose, your leg takes the focus which grants you stability and strength, not just of the body but also of the mind. This helps to reduce anxiety and improves concentration.

Begin by standing straight with your arms at your sides. Now, bend your right knee in such a way that the sole of your right foot is placed on your left thigh. Your left leg should be straight. Now join your hands as if praying and slowly extend them above your head. Keep your arms straight so that they touch your ears. Stand still and find your balance. Inhale and exhale deeply. Hold the pose for one minute then slowly bring your hands and leg down. Do the same with your other leg.

Parting Words
Whether you’re a novice or pro, practicing these poses daily will help calm your mind and invigorate your senses. And, the lakefront view from your luxury apartments is just the inspiration you need to get started.

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