What is Navratri?
Navratri is one of the most important festivals in the Hindu calendar and is celebrated all over India, as well as in Nepal, Bangladesh, and other parts of the world with Hindu populations. It is a time for people to come together to celebrate the feminine power of the divine and to seek blessings for good health, prosperity, and well-being.
During Navratri, devotees worship Durga in her different forms, each of which represents a different aspect of her power. The nine forms of Durga worshipped during Navratri are:
Navratri (Garba) Workout
Navratri is a nine-day Hindu festival celebrated with dance, music, and food. It is also a great time to get in shape! Here is a sample Navratri workout that you can do at home or in the gym:
- 5 minutes of light cardio, such as jogging in place or jumping jacks
- 10 reps of each of the following exercises: arm circles, leg swings, torso twists, and neck rolls
Garba dance: Garba is a traditional Gujarati folk dance that is performed during Navratri. It is a great way to get your heart rate up and work your entire body.
Zumba: Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness class that is fun and effective. It is a great way to burn calories and tone your muscles.
Strength training: Strength training exercises help to build and tone your muscles. You can do strength training exercises with weights, resistance bands, or your own body weight.
Here is a sample strength training routine for a Navratri workout:
Squats: 10-12 reps
Lunges: 10-12 reps per leg
Push-ups: 10-12 reps
Pull-ups: 10-12 reps (assisted pull-ups are okay if you can’t do a full pull-up)
Crunches: 20-30 reps
- 5 minutes of light cardio
- 10 reps of each of the warm-up exercises
You can do this workout once or twice a day during Navratri. If you are new to exercise, start slowly and gradually increase the intensity and duration of your workouts as you get stronger.
Here are some tips for getting the most out of your Navratri workout:
- Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
- Drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout.
- Listen to your body and take breaks when needed.
- Focus on proper form to avoid injury.
- Have fun!
Navratri is a time to celebrate and enjoy yourself. So make sure to include some exercise in your festivities to get in shape and have a healthy Navratri!