Yoga for Physically Demanding Jobs

Making sure your body’s ability to perform and your strength is at its peak if your job requires you to be physically fit and strong, is of utmost importance. In addition to lifting weights, it is important that you build functional strength too, that can help you get through your work without feeling like you are drained at the end of the day.

If that sounds like you then fusion yoga is the solution for you.

Yoga offers a lot of ways to improve your strength that are adaptable to different levels of practice. At first, just getting through an hour-long class will be enough of a challenge. Once you become more proficient, there are always ways to level up so you can keep growing and getting stronger.

Here are some exercises you can do to build and maintain strength in your body.

Utkatasana – This pose requires you to sit nice and low in a Chair Pose followed by raising your arms over your head. It is important to bear in mind that the point of this exercise is to feel the burn in your thighs and torso from the lactic acid being secreted into the muscle groups.  This pose is one of the best isometric exercises as it works your quads, hamstrings, shoulders, upper arms, upper back and the lower back to some extent. The longer you hold it the faster you will build strength. For a beginner you can try holding it for 30 seconds and slowly increase it by 10 seconds until you can do a complete minute.

Vrikshasana – Vrikshasana involves standing on one leg to build strength in the hips and hamstrings of your legs, individually of course. In order to perform this exercise stand straight with your feet shoulder width apart while keeping your legs soft at the knees. If you’re lifting your left leg, bend you right knee and shift your hip slightly outward to the right as you lift your left leg off the ground. Slowly position your left foot on the inside of your right thigh and breathe as you find your balance. Once you do, sustain it for a few seconds then repeat with the other leg.

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