Advanced Yoga Poses For Flexibility we hope this post inspired you and help you what you are looking for.
Yoga is a great way of exercising the body and mind and has a range of benefits that have been discussed in a previous blog post (which can be found here). One benefit is that it can increase flexibility and improve posture by stretching and strengthening muscles and correcting the spine.
Yoga poses for flexibility can help limber up tight muscles so you can bend and move more freely. Poor posture, sitting for long periods of time, hunching over a computer, or prolonged stress (both physical and emotional) can cause your muscles to tighten and your joints to become stiff. Besides stiffness, aches, and pains, a lack of flexibility can also affect your everyday life. Do simple things like bending down to tie your shoes, getting up from a seated position, or reaching across the table for the basket of bread seem more difficult than they used to? Well, you are not alone. We often say it’s because we aren’t as young as we used to be. But, maybe it’s because we aren’t as flexible as we used to be. And actually, that is good news because, while we can’t do anything about the age, we can certainly improve the level of balance and flexibility.
Simple Yoga Poses for Flexibility
This is a great hip flexor stretch that simultaneously strengthens the hamstrings and quads. Stay on the ball of your back foot, start with your back leg bent instead of straight and make sure your front knee is over your ankle. Lift your lower belly in and back ribs up as you find even length in your torso. After 5-10 breaths, begin to straighten the back leg without losing length in your upper body. Gaze forward or up towards your palms.
Since it stretches your lower back and neck, this is a great yoga pose to relief tensions caused by sitting in front of your computer all day. Lie on your back with your arms fully stretched on the left and right side of your upper body. Then slowly lift your legs to bring your feet above and past your head. Gently lift your back and move your feet further away from your head. Support your upper back with your arms with the hands close to the shoulder blades.
The triangle yoga pose provides a great stretch for the hamstrings, thighs, and groin muscles. The yoga pose opens up the hips to help release tension and also lengthens the spine with the forward stretch.
The muscles running along the backs of your thighs are the hamstrings. Most people are pretty tight in this area, but it’s an important place to stretch because tight hamstrings can cause back pain among other types of discomfort. Forward bends are a great way to loosen this area.
A great yoga pose for beginners, the locust will energize you, warm you up, strengthen your back muscles and improve your posture. Simply lie on your stomach and then lift everything off the ground, keeping your palms facing the floor and your neck elongated. You can go further by placing your hands behind your head, which will also stretch your chest and shoulders.
The bow pose helps to open the chest for better lung capacity and stretches areas of the back at the same time. Other benefits include stimulating body organs for better digestion, help improve posture and increase the strength of major core muscles which can help to relieve lower back pain.
Standing Forward Bend Pose
A standing forward bend is a simple way to stretch your hamstrings. Try to keep your hips over your ankles; most people have a tendency to let their hips creep too far back. Microbend your knees to avoid hyperextension. A nice variation is to take hold of opposite elbows and let your torso hang.