3 Yoga for Swimmers to Build Stamina and Strength

Jun 13, 2019 Jiva Ayurveda 0

Swimming competitively is an extremely challenging sport. But even if you do it for leisure or to stay in shape, you may have heard of exercises you do out of the pool to keep you strong and give you the stamina for longer hours of swimming.

Here are three yoga asanas that are amazing and will keep you swimming like a fish and be in your element in the pool!

Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide Legged Forward Bend)

  • Start by standing straight.
  • Step your left foot out to your side so that your feet are 2-3 feet apart.
  • Bending at the hip touch your toes. Right hand to right foot and left hand to left foot.
  • Hold for 10-30 seconds.
  • Repeat 3-6 times.

Garudasana (Eagle Pose)

  • Start by standing straight.
  • Bending your right knee, wrap your left leg around the right one in such a way that your left knee is over the right one.
  • Raising your arms in front of you, wrap your right hand around the left one. Fold your palms together.
  • Fix your gaze at a point in front of you and stay in the pose for as long as you can.
  • Repeat 2-5 times on each side.

Virasana (Hero Pose)

  • Start kneeling on the floor.
  • Keep your knees together but your feet apart.
  • Lower yourself till you are seated between your spread calves.
  • Hold for as long as comfortable with a straight back and pushed out chest.

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