Did you know that Japanese women have been holding the world record for longevity for more than 25 years? They do not get old and amaze the world with their ideal physical shape. It is no wonder since exercising (supported by healthy eating) is one of the great secrets of perfection in Japanese culture.
Reed in the wind
This exercise helps to increase blood flow to the legs and prevents tired, aching legs.
- Lie on your stomach. The surface must be hard.
- Bend your knees. Relax and imagine that your legs are reeds swayed by the wind.
- Wave your relaxed legs trying to reach your buttock with your heels. You may not be able to do this for some time, so keep trying. Perform this exercise every day and you will see results.
The exercise helps to improve posture and cerebral circulation.
- Lie on your back with your face turned up. The surface must be hard.
- Relax and imagine that your body is empty and light.
- Bend your knees. Do not lift your feet. To do so, slowly pull the feet to your buttocks as closely as possible.
- Slowly lift your head up and try to reach your knees with your palms. Do not lift your spine bone.
- Once you reach your knees with your palms, lift your head up and check that your spine is in a horizontal position.
- Stay in this pose as long as you can. Imagine that energy is coming through your head.
- Return to the initial position and relax.
Women benefit from this exercise during their post-delivery period when their muscles become weaker. It also improves balance, digestion and helps to lose unwanted stomach weight.
- Lie on your back placing your legs together and your arms alongside your body with the palms turned down.
- Count to 4 and lift your legs with your toes stretched upward.
- At the same time, lift your upper body up with straight arms. Touch your knees with the fingers.
- Stay in this position until you feel tired.
- Repeat up to 10 times depending on your physical shape.