I am a financial adviser but I eke out time from my busy schedule to stay healthy. Recently I learnt that bodybuilding is not the only way to maintain the health of the upper body. One can even have healthy forearms through yogic exercises and asanas. Here is how yoga helped me develop my forearms.
Side Plank Pose
The side plank pose is ideal if you wish to develop the muscles of your wrists, core, and arms. This posture is referred to as Vasisthasana in Sanskrit.
If you wish to tighten the abdominal muscles, you can opt for the plank pose. It is known to make the wrist, spine, and arms stronger. It works wonders on the upper body.
Four-Limbed Staff Pose
This is an ideal pose for upper body strength. It helps to develop the muscles of the upper body. If you want your limbs and arms to have more strength, I would suggest you to practise Dandasana and Chaturanga. These exercises are ideal for developing muscles.
This posture is referred to as the Adho Mukha Vakrasana in Sanskrit. The handstand has several positive impacts on your body. It helps to elongate the abdomen. It also adds strength to the arms, wrist, and muscles.
Another yogic posture that is known to improve the strength of your upper body is the supported headstand. The magic of this posture is that it helps to improve various parts of your body. It makes the legs, spine, and lungs stronger. It is prescribed yogic posture for people suffering from asthma, insomnia and similar other health problems.
These are just a couple of yogic exercises that may help you build your upper body. The body is not accustomed to such exercises and postures. You must thus practice these exercises on alternate days so that the body has enough time to tone itself up. Overworking the muscles are known to have negative impact on the body. These asanas and yogic postures help you develop a healthy upper body even between your hectic routine.