6 Poses for Keeping Your Cool This Summer

6 Poses for Keeping Your Cool This Summer

Yoga is a great stress-reliever and people want to continue, no matter how it gets. Many people wonder if they can continue their yoga sessions in the summer season or not.

Of course, you can do yoga even if the fan or air conditioner is on full blast. But that could get in the way of your peaceful practice.

Lucky for you, there are some yoga poses that will help you stay cool and calm this summer. If you are wondering whether the poses are really helpful or not, we recommend going through and finding the best one for yourself.

So, are you ready to have a look?

1. Easy Pose

For controlling, well, everything, sitting in a relaxed position in a calm area is always a good idea. If you want to calm your nervous system and rest your mind and body, try Easy Pose. It will also help you let go of any unwanted thoughts in your mind, so you can fully relax.

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You can also do a cooling meditation or guided images while in Easy Pose, also known as Sukhasana. This will help you get deeper into a cool, relaxing state. In case you haven’t heard about it, we are sharing the steps to follow.

  • Sit down in a way that is comfortable for you on your yoga mat, your bed, or in your meditation room.
  • We recommend staying in this position, so make sure you have enough support for the back.
  • As you breathe in, stretch your back up to the sky and keep your shoulders above your hips. Now, put your hands in the lap or on the knees for some rest.
  • Take a few deep breaths to calm down your mind and body.

2. Supported Fish

Supported Fish is a great way to open up your chest because it stretches your front body and relaxes your shoulders and neck. The nervous system is calmed down by this cool yoga pose. If this sounds fun, follow the steps as we have mentioned.


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  • Put a pillow, cushion, block, or rolled-up yoga mat under your shoulder blades (behind your heart) while you're lying on your back.
  • Lie down on your prop with your chest up and out of the frame.
  • You can put your arms wherever feels good for you, like next to your hips, out to the side in a "T" shape, or up over your head with the backs of your hands on the floor.
  • Let your legs rest completely.

3.  Cow or Cat

When you get too hot, if you're like me, you get really angry. We hold tension in our bodies when we're cranky, and for most of us, that strain is in our necks. In addition, holding stress blocks our chakra energy centers and makes our bodies heat up.


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When you do cooling asanas that ease neck stiffness, you let go of heat and open up your energy centers. This keeps your body cool and in balance. Having said that, the steps to follow are as:

  • Start by lying on your back with your knees in line with your hips and your shoulders in line with your arms.
  • For Cow Pose, breathe in as you lower your belly and push your tailbone up.
  • Take a deep breath here.
  • Then let out a breath as you round your back and tuck your chin into your chest in Cat Pose.
  • Hold for one breath, and then do the Cat/Cow flow again for a few breaths.

4. A Pigeon

As was already said, keeping tension in our hips from being cranky because of the heat blocks our energy centers, which keeps our bodies hot. Our hips, like the neck, are places where we hold stress.

Yoga moves that open up the hips and cool you down are always a good choice. Hip openers help you get rid of bad energy, let good energy flow through, and cool down your body. To follow this pose, you can focus on these steps:

  • Do Downward Dog to start and breathe in as you lift your right leg.
  • As you let out a breath, bring your right leg forward, bend your knee, and rest your right outer shin on the floor.
  • For a gentler stretch, bring your right heel closer to your body. For a deeper stretch, bring your right shin closer to the front of the bed.
  • Stretch your left leg behind you and bend your right foot. Make sure your knee is straight and your toes are pointed.
  • Your hips should be square and as close to the floor as possible. You can also put a pillow or block under your right hip.
  • Breathe in as you lift your chest. As you fold your right leg over your body, let out a breath.
  • Take slow, deep breaths in and out for as long as you feel safe.
  • Do it again on the other side.

5. Legs Up the Wall

We think this is the yoga pose that everyone loves the most! Asana Legs Up the Wall is one of the best ways to cool down your body. Stress and headaches can go away with this pose. It can also help with digestion and reduce swelling, which is common in the summer.


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It can regular the heart rate, so your body will be calmed. In addition, it improves the blood circulation. Now, let’s have a look at the steps!

  • On your mat or bed, lie on your back. As close to the wall as you can get your bottom. Having the choice to support your lower back with a pillow or cushion.
  • Put your legs up on the wall. The knees must be over hips while your feet should be over the knees.
  • Let your legs hang down and turn your feet so the soles are pointing up.

6. Knee to the Chest

Knee to Chest is one of the best poses to relax. In fact, it can help build core strength and help your stomach feel better. Since we consume more sugary stuff in summer, digestion gets bad.

Normal digestion raises body temperature by one or two degrees. But if something goes wrong with your digestive system, you could get an infection, a fever, and gas. So, let’s see how you can do this pose!

  • Lay on your back with your legs straight out in front of you to start.
  • Put your fingers together under the kneecap on your right leg. Bring your right knee in toward your right shoulder by bending it.
  • Hold on to your right knee and keep both feet bent and engaged. Do it again on the other side.
  • You can do this pose by pressing both knees into your chest at the same time.

The bottom line is that yoga can help you stay cool and we have shared different ways to help. However, if you feel hot or too warmed-up at some point, stop and take rest!