Kick-start the new year with sauna yoga

Lifestyle | Health

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Yoga is a popular form of exercise focusing on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The latest yoga trend is “sauna yoga".

This is a form of exercise where you perform yoga either in a sitting or lying position in a comfortable temperature around 40-50 degrees in the sauna. The slow-paced exercise in the quiet environment of the sauna calms and focuses the mind in the present. It is a wonderful and warm experience, as well as a healthy form of exercise for the whole body.

Here are 5 yoga exercises that you easily can practice in the sauna:

1. Upward-facing dog sauna_yoga_upward_facing_dogA gentle exercise for the mobility of the back.

2. Tree posesauna_yoga_tree_poseGood for balance and torso strength.

3. Downward-facing dogsauna_yoga_downward_faacing_dogIncreases the strength of the upper body and provides increased blood supply to the brain.

4. Extended Triangle pose
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Lovely stretch exercise that strengthens the thighs, knees and ankles.

5. Easy pose
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Unwind and enjoy just being in the moment.