Workout during Self Isolation
Stuck in self-isolation Best home workouts and yoga sessions
So, you are locked up in your house because of the Corona virus? Are you wondering what to do in this stage of self-isolation? Well, here we are with some things to try during self-isolation.
The best home workouts and yoga sessions for you
Since most of us are locked inside the house are not able to go out, even for workouts, because even the gyms and public parks are closed. So, everybody is wondering how can they keep fit and maintain their goals without being able to visit gym or workout on the fancy equipment. It is natural for us to feel stuck up and not getting any physical workout.
If you’re stuck at home, and your morning commute is from the bed to your couch/kitchen table, or you’re starting to climb the walls, we’ve compiled a handy list of where to find some of the best workouts you can do from your living room.
Most of us know Gymshark for their incredibly popular workout clothing, But do you know that they have their fitness app too.
This app is a combination of free workouts and you have to take a subscription to the workouts uploaded on the app. But, since all the gyms have been told to close their doors for the time being, the company has put up all the workouts in one handy place and has decided to give free access to all the workouts on their app.
The app has something for everyone. This includes HIIT, abs workouts, bodyweight workouts, and longer-term options such as the ‘Any time, Any place’ program which is a five day a week workout program for five weeks to get you fighting fit, wherever you’re based right now.
Each workout is broken down into movements, which you can take a closer look at with a video breaking down and explaining the movement, written instructions, and a demonstration of the move.
All the workouts in this section can be done from home. And yes, if you have some basic equipment at home, like dumbbells there are options for workouts using those too.
Well, if you still want to exercise outside, you may do so using an app by 7M, provided you keep your distance from people
This app by 7M, has a range of fitness apps available for free and it provides a range of quick workouts which can be done from your living room, garden, or wherever you’ve got space.
The guided tutorials allow you to check out the moves first so you can perfect your technique before you start your workout.
With workouts from seven minutes long, to 45-minute intense workouts, there’s something for every level on this app. Whether you’re looking to work up a sweat, lose weight, feel more confident in a swimwear or fancy getting into boxercise, there’s a whole host of different workouts available.
Necessary warning: Some of these workouts are BRUTAL and may leave you sore for days.
Well, when it comes to members of the Nuffield Health gym in Cambridge, they have good news. Their gym is doing everything to make sure their members have ways to keep active at home.
They’re posting a variety of workouts on their YouTube channel, which can be completed at home with minimal equipment.
Along with this, their ‘MyWellbeing’ app, for iPhone and Android, is currently featuring their body weight workout of the week, along with tailored programs and a variety of life challenges to keep you moving.
Most of the workouts given in the app need no equipment, and the app’s GPS feature means outdoor activity, such as walks and runs – which can be done still as long as you keep your distance from others.
Anyone with a PureGym membership has access to a range of resources to help them keep moving.
The PureGym app has a variety of no-equipment home workouts and on-demand classes, which can be done from the comfort and safety of your home. There’s also a whole bunch of tips on fitness, nutrition and how to deal with the current lifestyle changes we’re all dealing with on this app.
Since the gyms are closed, and regular classes cancelled, the members of David Lloyd, (having branches in both Peterborough and Cambridge), are being given access to a selection of different at-home workouts.
With everything from beginner’s yoga, to Tabata workouts and even an Indoor Cycling workout for those with access to an exercise bike, there’s something for everyone.
Yoga is a brilliant way to unwind and stay active at the same time. Being offered free of cost, this Yoga app, by 7M, has a range of yoga workouts which can be done wherever you have space.
From beginner to bedtime and even butt toners and core blasts – you’re sure to find just the right class to suit your mood and needs.
Classes range from 7 minutes to 14 minutes, and each class allows you to preview the moves so you can get the sequence down, and perfect your technique to get the best out of your workout.
If you want to do something exciting during this period of self-isolation, then you must try these aasans of Yoga. You can do them in the comfort of your home to keep yourself occupied, and what’s more, they will help you enhance your immunity levels and stay safe from Corona.
Some of these aasans are:
1. Kati Chakrasana:
Kati chakrasana is a simple standing pose with a spinal twist. In English, it is known as standing spinal twist.
How to do this asana?
Begin in a standing position with your feet apart. Extend your arms in front with the palms facing and thumbs toward the sky. Then twist your body to one side with the arm leading the twist wrapping around the back to rest on the opposite hip. The other arm crosses the chest so the hand rests on the leading shoulder.
Benefits of Kati Chakrasana:
In addition to increasing flexibility, this asana has following additional mental/emotional benefits:
- Releases tension and stress
- Promotes the free-flow of energy
- Calms the mind
- Stimulates the nervous system
- Eases depression
Trikonasana is a standing yoga posture that requires strength, balance and flexibility. It is one of the basic poses common to the many styles of yoga. In English, it is commonly referred to as triangle pose in English.
How to do this asana?
In this asana, stand with both arms extend and the legs spread apart. Turn one foot at an angle of 90-degree. Bend the upper body toward the lead foot so that one arm reaches toward the ground, but not necessarily touching it, while the other toward the sky.
Benefits of Trikonasana:
This aasan has many benefits like:
- It unblocks energy pathways in the body.
- It stimulates the svadisthana chakra. This chakra is the center of creativity, pleasure and enjoyment.
Dhanurasana is a backbend that deeply opens the chest and the front of the body. Dhanurasana is commonly referred to as bow pose in English.
How to do this asana?
To do this, lie flat on the stomach and bend the knees. Then reach your arms back and raise your ankles, so as that the arms reach back to grab the ankles. Arch your back and the lift the thighs off of the floor as the chest pushes forward, bending the body to resemble a bow.
Benefits of Dhanurasana:
This aasana increases the digestive fire and activates the flow of prana, or life energy.
4. Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
This asana is powerful yet simple and can be categorized as a restorative asana. In English, it is referred to as bridge pose in English.
How to do this asana?
To enter the pose, lie on the back with knees bent and hands and feet on the mat. Lift the lower back off the ground as high as possible and hold for 10 seconds to one minute. To exit the pose, lower the back to the floor.
Benefits of Setu Band Sarvangasana:
This beginner’s backbend asana promotes mental health by:
- Relieving negative emotions
- Relaxing the mind
- Alleviating stress and anxiety
- Promoting inner calm
Natarajasana is a standing asana that requires balance and concentration. In English, this is known as dancer’s pose (or lord of the dance pose).
How to do this asana?
Begin by standing straight with arms at the sides. Bend the right leg backward with the heel lifted to the right buttock and the knee bent. The right hand reaches back and grasps the outside of the right foot or ankle. Then the right leg moves up as much as possible, pressing the foot or ankle into the right hand. The left arm is stretched forward, parallel to the floor. This asana is held for a couple of breaths and then repeated on the other side.
Benefits of Natarajasana:
Main benefits of this asana are:
- It improves the balance and focus.
- It strengthens the legs, hips, ankles, and chest, and helps one develop grace.
- It also promotes inner stillness and consciousness of the world changing all around.
So, wherever you are, we request you to stay there. Because your safety is our topmost priority. And when it comes to working out, we have given you so many options.
Because, we believe in one simple thing, “Just because you are not going out, doesn’t mean you have to stop moving.”