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
A gentle exercise for the mobility of the back.
2. Tree pose
Good for balance and torso strength.
3. Downward-facing dog
Increases the strength of the upper body and provides increased blood supply to the brain.
4. Extended Triangle pose
Lovely stretch exercise that strengthens the thighs, knees and ankles.