Yoga Poses That Make You Flexible


Yoga Poses That Make You Flexible

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Are you not flexible enough? There are a lot of factors that contribute to it like age, gender and genetics. But not being flexible doesn’t mean that you have to rule out Yoga. The truth is that those who are not flexible are the ones who should take up yoga!

If you want to sleep better, get calmer and become more flexible you should try the Yoga moves mentioned below. Don’t hold any pose longer than your body allows.

Mountain pose (Tadasana)

Mountain pose Yoga

The mountain pose is a simple one and is a base for all the other postures. It is a great way to begin a Yoga practice.

How to go about it:

Stand with the feet together with your big toes touching and your eyes closed. You can separate your feet slightly if you are stiff. Let your arms be by your side with the fingers together.

Child’s pose (Balasana)

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This basic move is a resting pose that you can stay in for a few minutes.

How to go about it:

Sit with your knees and tops of the feet on the floor. Your feet should be kept together and should touch each other. Keeping your knees apart, rest your belly as well as chest between your legs. Bring your head down onto the floor and stretch your arms in front of you.

Suppose your head doesn’t reach the floor you can use a block or pillow and rest on it.

Chair pose (Utkatasana)

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This pose is a symmetrical pose which means that both sides of the body will move in and out of the pose simultaneously.

How to go about it:

Stand with your feet either together or a hip-width apart. Bend your knees as if you are sitting on a chair and raise your arms up.

This pose is a bit challenging, so don’t hesitate to move out of this pose on alternating breaths and to get into the mountain pose.

Tree pose (Vriksasana)

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This one is a one-legged balancing yoga pose. It helps in building confidence and centering the mind.

How to go about it:

Stand on one leg and bring the other foot to the ankle, shin or thigh whichever is convenient to you according to your flexibility. You can put one hand on the wall for support or even stand with the back against the wall. Lift your arms up to resemble a tree.

Bridge pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

bridge pose yoga for digestion

How to go about it?

This pose requires you to lie flat on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Your knees should be pointing up the ceiling with your arms alongside your body. Pressing your arms into the floor, keep your feet on the ground. Move your hips away from the ground and open your chest.

Locust Pose (Salabhasana)

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How to go about it?

This pose can be done easily by beginners. It strengthens the back muscles.

Lie down on your belly and inhale while you raise your arms, legs and chest off the floor. Your palms should face the floor and your focus should be on extending your head up and away from your chest. If you like, you can clasp your hands behind your back when you raise your limbs.

Thread the needle

Woman in Yoga Position

How to go about it?

This pose is called so because it appears as though you are taking your arms through the needle’s eye.

Lie down on your back and bring your knees up so that they form an angle of 90 degrees. The knees should point towards your head. Now cross the ankle of the right foot over the left thigh and clasp the hands behind the left knee and pull the left leg towards you. Repeat on the other side.

Hope these poses help you get flexible

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