Japanese women have held the record for longevity for more than 25 years! It seems like they never get old and they’re always in ideal physical shape. What’s their secret? It’s pretty simple, exercising and healthy eating.
Keep on reading to learn the 5 Japanese exercises developed by Katsuzo Mishi. These exercises are created in order to help women get in shape and fill their body with energy.
Here are the 5 Japanese exercises that are perfect for the female body:
1. A Boat
This exercise will help you improve your digestion, balance and help you lose belly fat.
How to do it: Lie on your back. Put your hands alongside your body and your legs together. Lift your legs with toes stretched upward and lift your upper body with straight arms at the same time. Touch your knees with your fingers. Stay in the position as long as you can. Do 10 reps.
2. The sky is near the river
This exercise is incredible for the blood circulatory system and spine. It can also help you calm your mind.
How to do it: Lie on your back, on a hard surface. Relax and clasp your hands behind your head. Slowly start to lift your body up to a sitting position. Bend your body towards your legs as much as you can. Slowly return to the starting position.
3. A vine
This exercise will ease leg and back pain.
How to do it: Stand straight. Start massaging your wrist slowly and imagine how your body is becoming more flexible. Gently bend over and try to reach the ground. Return to the starting position and gently bend back as low as it’s comfortable for you. Return to the starting position and then gently lean to the right and to the left.
This exercise will help you relieve lower back pain, open up the hips, reduce fat on your thighs and improve your respiration.
How to do it: Kneel down and arch your back. Grab your ankles with your hands. Hold the position for 5 seconds and then return to starting position. Do 10 reps.
5. Kneel down
This exercise is extremely beneficial for women that suffer from ovary disorder. It will help you release tension in the ovaries,stimulate the organs in your belly, relieve stress, calm your mind and help you achieve emotional balance.
How to do it: Get down on your knees and hands. Your knees should be under your hips and wrists under your shoulders. Keep your neck long and imagine a straight line connecting your hips and shoulders. Exhale and round your spine towards the ceiling, keeping your knees and shoulders in the same position. Move your head towards the floor without forcing your chin to your chest. Inhale and get back into starting position. Do 20 reps.