EXERCISE VIDEOS: YOGA BELT

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The Yoga Belt is an accessory that helps you in your yoga practice. To help you use your Yoga Belt effectively, these exercise videos, made in partnership with Domyos Club's sports coaches, will allow you to achieve your Yoga exercises more easily and stretch your muscles to increase your flexibility for progressive yoga practice. Check out our exercise videos and find out how to use your Yoga Brick effectively and increase your flexibility.

 

For an efficient workout, your overall session should last between 45 and 60 minutes, according to your level. The goal of these exercises is first and foremost to stretch all the muscles in your body and increase your flexibility. When doing any of these exercises, the time is measured by counting the number of breaths taken.

 

Safety tips: When doing any of these exercises, make sure that there is nothing on your mat (no towels or water bottles), and do the exercises in bare feet to avoid slipping.

 

Exercise video #1: Boat pose

 

  • Difficulty: Level 1

 

  • Muscles being exercised: Abdominals and thighs

 

  • Performing the exercise: Take up the starting position, sitting on the mat with your knees bent. Place the belt under your feet and take the ends of it, one in each hand. Lift your feet off the ground and use the belt to help you straighten out your legs. Hold the position for 3 to 5 breaths, and then come back to the starting position.

 

  • Breathing: When doing yoga exercises, breathe through your nose only, and don't forget to breathe smoothly and regularly throughout the exercise.

 

  • Repetitions: 2 to 3 series of 3 to 5 breaths according to your level.

 

Exercise video #2: Simplified Cow Pose

 

  • Difficulty: Level 1

 

  • Muscles being exercised: Shoulders and pectorals

 

  • Performing the exercise: Take up the starting position, sitting on the mat. Fold the Yoga Belt in two and take one end in your right hand. Put your right hand behind your back, bringing it over your shoulder, and grab the other end of the belt with your left hand. Hold the position for 3 to 5 breaths, and then come back to the starting position. After doing the exercise once, do it again on the other side by switching over your arms.

 

  • Breathing: When doing yoga exercises, breathe through your nose only, and don't forget to breathe smoothly and regularly throughout the exercise.

 

  • Repetitions: 2 to 3 series of 3 to 5 breaths according to your level.

 

Exercise video #3: The Big Jump

 

  • Difficulty: Level 1

 

  • Muscles being exercised: Thighs

 

  • Performing the exercise: Take up the starting position, sitting on the mat. Stretch out your left leg and keep your right knee bent, with your right foot against your left thigh. Fold the belt in half and take hold of each end. Place the belt around the sole of your foot and lower your chest progressively towards your thigh. Then, slowly come back to your starting position. After doing the exercise once, do it again on the other side, by switching over your legs.

 

  • Breathing: When doing yoga exercises, breathe through your nose only, and don't forget to breathe smoothly and regularly throughout the exercise. Breathe in when you reach a stable position and breathe out to lower your chest and get closer to your thigh, in order to increase your flexibility.

 

  • Repetitions: 2 to 3 series of 3 to 5 breaths according to your level.

 

Exercise video #4: Leg stretch

 

  • Difficulty: Level 3

 

  • Performing the exercise: Take up the starting position, with your left leg in front of you, knee bent and your shin on the floor, and your right leg stretched out behind you. Attach the belt around your right foot and bring it over your shoulder. Pull gently on the belt with your hands, to bring your foot closer to your back. Carry out the movement progressively to bring your foot closer little by little, without forcing it. After doing the exercise once, do it again on the other side, by switching over your legs.

 

  • Breathing: When doing yoga exercises, breathe through your nose only, and don't forget to breathe smoothly and regularly throughout the exercise. Breathe in when you reach a stable position and breathe out when you pull on the belt to bring your foot closer to your back, in order to increase your flexibility.

 

  • Repetitions: 2 to 3 series of 3 to 5 breaths according to your level.

 

Exercise video #5: Back stretch

 

  • Difficulty: Level 3

 

  • Performing the exercise: Take up the starting position, with your left leg in front of you, knee bent in a right angle, and your right leg stretched out behind you, your knee on the floor. Lower your torso to stretch out your right thigh. Fold the Yoga Belt in half, and take one end in your right hand. Put your right hand behind your back, bringing it over your shoulder, and grab the other end of the belt with your left hand. Once you have mastered this position, lean backwards slightly to stretch your back, and hold the position for 3 to 5 breaths. After doing the exercise once, do it again on the other side, by switching over your legs on the floor and your hands on the belt.

 

  • Breathing: When doing yoga exercises, breathe through your nose only, and don't forget to breathe smoothly and regularly throughout the exercise.

 

  • Repetitions: 2 to 3 series of 3 to 5 breaths according to your level.

 

Exercise video #6: Dancer's Pose

 

  • Difficulty: Level 3

 

  • Muscles being exercised: Thighs and back

 

  • Performing the exercise: Take up the starting position, standing on the mat. Attach the Yoga Belt around your right foot and take the other end in your right hand. To do this exercise, the belt must be taut, so if necessary, wind it around your hand. Lift up your right hand above your head, so that your arm is stretched out, and bring your right leg back, to get into Dancer's Pose. Hold the belt with both hands, and stay in the posture for 3 to 5 breaths. Then come back to your starting position. After doing the exercise once, do it again on the other side, by switching over your legs and hands.

 

  • Breathing: When doing yoga exercises, breathe through your nose only, and don't forget to breathe smoothly and regularly throughout the exercise.

 

  • Repetitions: 2 to 3 series of 3 to 5 breaths according to your level.
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