8 Pose Benefits of Yoga

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8 Pose Benefits of Yoga

It’s time to roll out your yoga mat and discover the combination of physical and mental exercises that for thousands of years have hooked yoga practitioners around the globe. The beauty of yoga is that you don’t have to be a yogi or yogini to reap the benefits. Whether you are young or old, overweight or fit, yoga has the power to calm the mind and strengthen the body. Don’t be intimidated by yoga terminology, fancy yoga studios and complicated poses. Yoga is for everyone.

These 8 poses are a complete yoga workout.

Child’s Pose

This calm pose is a good default pause position. You can use a child’s pose to relax and refocus before continuing on to your next pose. It stretches your knees, hips,lower back thighs and ankles , shoulders and neck and relaxes your spine.

Downward-Facing Dog

Downward-facing dogs strengthen the arms, shoulders and back while stretching the hamstrings, calves and arches of your legs. It can also help relieve back pain.

Plank Pose

A very commonly seen exercise, the plank helps build high performace strength in the core, arms, legs and shoulders.

Four-Limbed Staff Pose

This push-up variation follows the plank pose in a common yoga sequence known as Surya Namaskar. This is a good posture to learn if you eventually want to work on more advanced poses, such as arm balances or inversions.

Cobra Pose

This back bending pose can help strengthen the back muscles, increase spinal flexibility, and stretch the chest, shoulders, and abdomen

Tree Pose

In addition to helping improve your balance, it can also strengthen your core, ankles, calves, thighs and spine.

Triangle Pose

Triangles, which are a part of many yoga sequences, help build strength in the legs and stretch the hips, spine, chest, shoulders, groin, hamstrings and calves. It can also help build (increase) mobility in the neck and hips.

Seated Half-Spinal Twist Pose

This twisting pose can increase flexibility in your back while stretching the shoulders, hips and chest. It helps relieve mind tension, and in the middle of your back.

Yoga is as good as basic stretching for reducing pain and improving mobility in people with low back pain. The American College of Physicians recommends yoga as a first-line treatment for chronic low back pain.

You can feel an increase in mental and physical energy, increased alertness and enthusiasm, and fewer negative emotions once you get into the routine of practicing yoga.

Chronic stress negatively affects your immune system

When your immunity is compromised, you are more vulnerable to disease. However, as discussed earlier, yoga is considered a scientifically supported alternative treatment for stress.

 

 

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