Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices, and has been really effective over the years. It helps to reduce stress and increased tension. It is also known to help increase strength and flexibility, more energy, improve respiration, prevent injury, enhance the heart health, and so much more.
Below are 3 essential yoga poses you should practice consistently,
1. Plank pose
This is a great exercise to help build your core strength and also helps to stabilize your wrists, arms, and shoulders. Get your hands on the floor, with your legs stretched behind. Roll forward on the balls of your feet, with your hips lowered in such a way that your shoulders are directly over your wrists and your hips are aligned with your head and shoulders. Now, your abdominal muscles should be contracted, with your leg muscles engaged. Maintain the pose for as long as you can, relax, and then repeat.
2. Seated spinal twist
This helps to straighten you up and keep your body flexible. Sit on your yoga mat and have your legs extended in front of you. Then, bend your right knee and place your right foot a few inches away from your left leg, outside your left knee. Now, bring your right palm closer to the mat behind your right glute, then wrap your arms around your right knee with your right arm. Inhale; lengthen the crown of your head toward the ceiling, and twist deeper while you exhale. Once that is done, repeat the process on the other side.
3. Child’s pose
This helps to relax the body and relive it of both physical and mental stress. Go on your knees, keeping them a bit wider than your hips. Now, lower your butt to your heels and your torso should go down toward the floor. As you do this, rest your forehead on the mat and stretch your arms at your back, resting your palms face up close to your hips. Maintain the pose for a while, and then repeat
Yoga practice helps to keep the body stabilized and relieved. To work on not only your physical health but also your mental and spiritual health, you should opt for yoga practice.
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