Best Yoga Exercises for your Body Type

Best Yoga Exercises for your Body Type

How many of us exercise to stay fit? In this fast paced and health conscious society, a lot of us feel the pressure to look and feel a certain way. To enable this, courses and training varies from aerobics to kick boxing to weight-lifting. Yet these are only means to achieve physical fitness.

Yoga, an ancient Indian discipline allows you to not only achieve fitness of the body, but also the robustness of breathing and soundness of the mind. There is no better way to combat stress than practicing yoga on a regular basis.

My parents have been practicing yoga for years now and it has helped them achieve relief from joint pain, acidity, spondylitis and has improved their overall well-being. I know it takes discipline and time, but its benefits are measurable and significant.

A friend of mine from back home – Huda Fakih, who also happens to be a yoga teacher – sent me this informative article on the best yoga exercises based on your body type. The prescribed asanas have been hyperlinked to the relevant tutorial websites/videos for you to understand each exercise better. I just had to share it with you, because I believe in helping others, I believe in good deeds and I believe in yoga.


Petite like Victoria Beckham

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Photo Credit: Glamour.com

Being naturally lean, people with a petite frame need to do asanas that will help her retain their body and keep them fit. Simple stretches and basic asanas should be good, diet being a simple one.

Victoria seems to be a person who is busy all day thereby channelizing her energy in the right way. Looking after 4 kids also keeps this mum on her toes and fit. A husband like David Beckham is another reason to fitness.

Asanas: Talasana1,2,3, Konasana1,2, utkatasana, standing vakrasana , paschimottasana, shalabhasana, bridge posevajrasana, pawanmuktasana, ushtrasana

Relaxation: Shavasana and chanting

 

2. Tall and Broad like Katrina Kaif

Photo Credit: Mid Day
Photo Credit: Mid Day

People with tall and broad structures should take due care of their spine.

Asanas: Talasana3, standing vakrasana, trikonasan, chair pose, paschimottasana (sideward stretch), yoga mudrapawanmuktasana, bhujanagansan, akarnadhanurasana

Relaxation: Shavasana and chanting

 

3. Athletic like Jennifer Lopez

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If you have an athletic body type that is also well-endowed, you must religiously practice the following asanas for a fitter mind and body.

Asanas: Talasana3, trikonasan, konasana 3, utkatasana, garudasana, veerasanabhadrasana, pawanmuktasana to halasana, pawanmuktasana (sideward stretches), hujanagansanvrshchakasana, kurmasana

Relaxation: Shavasana and chanting

 

4. Short and stout like Rani Mukherjee

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Photo Credit: Wikipedia

If you have a cute petite frame such a Rani, your work out should focus on the tummy. To get a flat tummy diet along with exercise works best.

Asanas: Talasana 3, utkatasana (with chair pose and sideward stretch), trikonasan (with hold and deeper stretch), yoga mudra, Pasdchimotanasana (round movement), veerasana (with sideward stretches), mandukasana, mayurasanamatsyanasana, paryankasana, matsyendrasana, akarnadhanurasanaSuryanamaskar max 10 recommended

Relaxation: Shavasana and chanting

 

5. Curvy like Sonakshi Sinha

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Photo Credit: Lokmarg

For all those of you who are heavily endowed, work out must be dynamic and for weight loss. Dietary restrictions are a must if a lean body is to be achieved. Else a simple diet can be followed to maintain the weight.

Asanas: Talasana 3 (dynamic), trikonasan (with deeper stretch Dynamic), veerasana (with sideward stretches in dynamic) paschimottasana to halasanabuhjanganasana, dhanurvakrasana, bakasana, yoga mudra with deep stretch, bridge pose (with side stretches in dynamic), ushtrasana, garudanasna (extremities), veer bhadrasana (variations), chakrasana, bhujangasana full stretch hold, vrkshasana, vatayanasana, Suryanamaskar  (dynamic with variations and hold) max 10 recommended.

Relaxation: Shavasana and chanting


Which of these body types to you belong to? What is your daily exercise routine? Tell me in the comments below!

 

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