It is a known fact that Yoga can work wonders for your body, for your skin and even for the mind. Yoga calms your spirit and brings peace to your mind, but one other thing that it does is that it helps you to get wonderfully toned arms. There are many types of yoga poses which can work on the arms and shape them beautifully. These Yoga poses can give long and lean muscles and also will let you go sleeveless with just a few days of hard work. Here are some effective Yoga poses you can try this summer to tone your arms:
Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog)
To achieve this Yoga pose, you will need to begin on all of your fours and bring your knees hip-width apart from each other. Your hands must be a few inches in front of your shoulders and press down with all your fingers. While keeping your arms straight, rotate your outer upper arms inward.
Chaturanga Dandasana (Push Ups)
This is another yoga exercise through which you can get toned arms in just a couple of days. You need to begin this one in plank and then extend your sight forward and keep your front ribs in while bending your elbows at 90 degree angle. Now while keeping your elbows in, lower your shoulders in line with the elbows and lift your shoulders, keeping your gaze intact.
If you wish to achieve lean arms, then you can try this Yoga pose as well. All you need to do is to begin on all fours with forearms parallel to one another. Now curl your toes under and step both feet back till legs are straight. Now stacking your shoulder above your elbows, keep your tailbone as well as your front ribs extended towards the heels.
Dolphin with One Leg Lift
For this yoga pose too, you will need to begin on all your fours and place your forearms on the mat, about shoulder-width apart from one another. Now you will need to curl your toes under and then lift your hips up. By straightening your legs, you have to now try and walk as far as you possibly can in the direction of your hands and while keeping maintaining your shoulders over your elbows. Now the next step is to relax your neck and then gaze in the forward direction. Now lift one of your legs high and then spread your toes. Now repeat the same pose on the other side.
Vasisthasana (Side Plank I)
By beginning in plank position, place your left palm on the centre of the mat and then roll on the left foot’s outer edge. Place your right foot on top of the left and try to bring your shoulder away from your ear. Now put your right shoulder directly over the left one and lift and stack your hips while maintaining the position. Now extend your right arm upwards and repeat this pose on the other side as well.
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