Monday, March 18, 2019

Yoga Poses For Increasing Your Flexibility

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More and more women have taken to Yoga for the sometimes astounding benefits it bestows on the body. At the head of the list comes flexibility. Yoga is infamous for increasing flexibility throughout the entire body, and especially around the pelvic region.

These poses are some that you can try at home:

  • Tadasana or the mountain pose: This is one of the most basic and simplest yoga poses which is capable of producing great results as far as increasing your body’s flexibility is concerned. All you need to do is stand on the ground with your feet closer, probably toes touching each other. Separate your arms from the body and let your body relax. Tadasana works on the muscles of your entire body, thus making a wonderful stretch exercise.
  • Uttanasana: This particular asana increases the flexibility of your hamstrings along with hips and entire torso area. It is a standing forward bend pose accompanied by deep breathing exercise. Reach this pose by bending your entire body towards your feet without letting the hips creep far back and knees bent. Keep your hands on the floor and head down while practicing this asana and keep inhaling and exhaling like you do normally.
  • Balasana: Or, child pose is a wonderful yoga asana that increase the flexibility of your abdomen, torso, legs and even shoulders, arms and back, overall a very simple and beneficial asana. Start this pose by sitting on your knees on the floor; get your feet together, rest your belly and the entire abdomen area between the knee area. Make sure that your chest lies between your legs, now slowly place your head on the floor and stretch both your arms straight on the ground, in front of you.
  • Parsvottanasana: This yoga asana involves single leg forward bend and does wonders in increasing the flexibility of the legs, thighs and hip area. People and women in particular having a problem of tight hips must perform this yoga asana regularly for increasing flexibility. Begin this yoga asana by making a V from your legs i.e. bring one leg forward and take the other one backward, now bend over your torso in front of your forward leg with your hands touching the ground on the sides. Breathe while standing in this position for about 3-4 times then, repeat the same with the other leg.
  • Viparita karani: Popularly addressed as the wall pose, this yoga asana works as a perfect stretch exercise after a hectic day of work. All you need to do is lie on the ground with your back on the floor and walk your legs on a flat wall. Make sure that your legs on the wall are straight and in perfect symmetry and let your back touch the wall. Lie in this position for 5-10 minutes and then relax before repeating it again.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Margaret

    improves range of motion and some consider it a form of mediation which has been shown by some studies to help deal with mental stress and other issues.

    Also depending on how you go about doing the yoga it can act as an isometric exercise and help build some strength though not like shredded body builder strength but muscle contraction endurance and some studies have show slight muscle growth but very minimal would be better to just look up benefits of isometrics to get a better idea yourself.

    Though i consider it a better option than sitting on the couch and doing nothing so i tend to be quick to recommend it to people who aren’t the gym going type

  2. Desiree Tyler

    i am focusing on increasing my flexibility now that I have lost weight. It is so nice to be lighter now having lost 14 pounds in the last month I am feeling fresher and like a new woman again! Starting yoga is just the next step in my full body transformation that I am on. Thanks for all the help!

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