Yoga for  Flexibility

Best yoga Asanas for Flexibility and Mobility

INDIATVNEWS

Flexibility could be yoga's blessing and a curse! Blessing because improves flexibility. However, yoga is more than just flexibility. Don't rush to advance poses just because you can.

LIVESCIENCE

RECLINED HAND TO BIG TOE POSE

Don't worry about how high you can lift your leg. Keeping your leg as straight as possible is the best way to stretch your groin, hips, hamstrings, calves.

LIFENLESSON

EYE OF THE NEEDLE POSE

This pose offers a wonderful way to stretch the hip flexors gently at first and more deeply as flexibility increases. Substitute with pigeon for more intensity.

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DOWNWARD FACING DOG

This pose is good for everything, especially stretching the hamstrings and calves along the back of the legs.

BAYLEAFYOGA

CRESCENT LUNGE

There are variations in this pose to choose from. You can lunge into front hip or keep it over the knee. Reaching arms towards ceiling or back foot adds quad stretch.

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PYRAMID POSE

This pose also gets deep into hamstrings and hips. Remember, both hips point the front of mat in the posture.

LESSONS

HALF MOON POSE

This incorporates balance but also an exceptional way to open the hamstrings, hips, ribs and chest. A block helps make this pose more accessible.

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GARLAND POSE

Squatting was a natural way to sit but most of us lost the habit. If this squat is too intense for you, place a block or rolled blanket to help you.

THEYOGACOLLECTIVE

HALF LORD OF THE FISHES POSE

There's a lot of passive stretching in the lower body so make sure to set it up carefully and keep the sole of your your foot in contact with the floor.

LESSONS

COW FACE POSE

This is a really good antidote to all the slumped over sitting. The arm position is quite challenging and stretches biceps, pectorals, trapezius and serratus anterior.

VERYWELLFIT

These poses are a good place to start but remember, it's whole body and mind approach that makes yoga one of the effective ways to improve your flexibility.

FEMINA