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Here are 5 powerful yoga moves to strengthen your upper body

Published on:22 October 2020, 16:57pm IST
Practise these 5 yoga poses to tone your upper body while building strength.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Yoga moves that are tailor-made to strengthen your upper body. Image courtesy: Mrinali

Do you want a toned body? Well, then you need a strong upper body. The reason is that the power and endurance you need to exercise comes from the upper body. 

If your upper body isn’t flexible or agile, it can interfere with your workout routine. So, how do you ensure that you can strengthen it?

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Well, all that you need to do is practice these 5 yoga poses to build upper body strength:  

1. Shoulder tap

It might seem easy but requires overall body strength. Shoulder tap works on your chest, core, arms, and legs. Perform at least 10 shoulder taps on each side to see results.

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2. Upward and downward-facing dog

This is an extremely dynamic yoga pose. The best part is that it works on the HIIT principle. Not only will it help you burn those calories, but it will also improve your muscle endurance. Follow yoga enthusiast Mrinali’s directions and perform a minimum of 10 repetitions of it.

3. Commandos

Arms, chest, abs, and your back – the commando move works on it all. What’s more, it also helps in improving your stamina and focus. To achieve some great results, do at least 10 repetitions of commando.

4. Crane pose

This asana is only for those who have spent a considerable amount of time practising yoga. Beginners are strictly advised to refrain from it because it requires guided practice. Crane pose is great for those who are looking for strong and toned arms. Do at least 10 repetitions of the crane pose.

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A strong upper body means a strong you. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
5. Yogi push-ups

A yogi push-up is similar to a normal push-up. Without a doubt, there is nothing better than a push-up when it comes to building upper body strength. If you think that it is becoming difficult to pull it off, get on your knees and try to follow the move. For starters, you can do 5 repetitions.

Ladies, all you need are these five moves to build that upper body strength!

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Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.