5 Yoga Poses That Warm the Body
February 5, 2022
5 yoga poses that warm the body during winter months! Through increased blood flow, improved circulation, and core activation– these poses warm the body during winter months, whether you’re beginner or advanced!
We’ve had some crazy winter weather lately in the Hill Country. We are not used to cold weather and snow in Texas, and frankly, we’re not equipped for it.
When we get snow and winter storms like this, it’s better to stay indoors, stay off the roads, and stay safe.
That doesn’t mean you have to abandon your yoga practice though. You can continue your yoga practice virtually with us through our virtual portal or you can practice on your own!
We have some yoga poses that will increase circulation and blood flow and warm the body during these winter temps!
Whether your yoga practice normally consists of beginner yoga, hatha yoga, vinyasa, or advanced yoga, these poses are appropriate for all ability and skill levels.
Try these 5 poses and let us know what you think!
So, if you’re like us, and you’re hibernating throughout this winter storm, check out some of these yoga poses that are geared toward increasing circulation, blood flow, and naturally warming the body!
- Chair Pose: Maintain a slight arch in your back, squeezing your thighs as close together as possible. Bring your thighs as parallel to the floor as possible. Draw your chest back and up, instead of reaching your torso forward. Keep your weight in your heels. As always, remember to breathe smoothly and evenly throughout the pose!
- Boat Pose: Balance on your bottom, extending your heels high, and reach your arms forward. Activate your feet, press the inner arches of your feet together, and fan your toes open.
- Plank Pose: Come into a high push-up position, stack your shoulders over your wrists, and hug your arm muscles to the bones. Position your knuckles down into your mat and look down, settling your gaze between your hands.
- Side Plank: From plank pose, ground through your left hand, transitioning both heels to the left, and lift your right arm to the sky. Look to your top hand and spread your fingers wide. Lift your hips and open your chest.
- Warrior II: Begin in Mountain Pose with your feet hip distance apart and your arms at your side. Step your feet wide apart, about 4 to 5 feet. Turn your right foot out 90 degrees, so your toes are pointing to the top of the mat. Pivot your left foot slightly inwards. Your back toes should be at a 45-degree angle. Raise your arms to the side to shoulder height, so they’re parallel to the floor.
You can incorporate these poses into your daily routine at home, into a 10-15 minute break from the computer, or right when you wake up to warm the body!