Yoga

These yoga pose variations will improve your mobility and keep your mind stress-free!

Yoga can provide you with tons of physical and mental benefits, by many people consider it to be difficult to learn because they find the yoga positions difficult to perform.

But, you must begin from somewhere, starting with something that is easy and simple. This applies to yoga as well, and you need to start with poses that are very simple, and as you progress along through practices, the poses become more intense and delicate.

Viparita Karani is considered to be the best way to start. It is a pose that is also known as the “inverted lake pose” or “legs up the wall” pose. It will help you relieve pain and tightness, and it will relax your body and reduce anxiety as well. There are a couple of variations of this pose, and they greatly depend on your abilities.

When you start to work and practice yoga, as the time progresses, you will go deeper into it and there will come a certain point where you will be performing one of the more complicated yoga poses.

Legs straight up on the wall

You will need to lie down on the floor, pressing your butt against the wall, and placing your legs straight up on the wall. Your legs need to be fully extended, and they should be hip distance apart. Then, place your arms beside your body or fold them across your chest.

Legs in a wide “V”

This pose is similar to the first one, but this one requires you to spread your legs as wide as you can, in order to place them so that they can form the letter V. This way, you will be able to stretch the groin area.

Soles together

Like with the previous pose, with this one, you will be able to stretch your groin area, but this one is much more effective but harder. Place the soles of your feet together, and turn your knees toward the outside of your body. With the help of your hands, push your knees toward the wall. But, be careful and be very gentle, because this is a stretch that is very intense.

The advanced version

This is a far more advanced version when compared to the other poses, and you should be able to master all the previous poses before trying this one. If you feel any discomfort or pain while performing this pose, you need to stop right away. The pain is actually the signal that your body is sending you, which tells you that you are not ready yet ready for this stretch.

But, you must begin from somewhere, starting with something that is easy and simple. This applies to yoga as well, and you need to start with poses that are very simple, and as you progress along through practices, the poses become more intense and delicate.

Viparita Karani is considered to be the best way to start. It is a pose that is also known as the “inverted lake pose” or “legs up the wall” pose. It will help you relieve pain and tightness, and it will relax your body and reduce anxiety as well. There are a couple of variations of this pose, and they greatly depend on your abilities.

When you start to work and practice yoga, as the time progresses, you will go deeper into it and there will come a certain point where you will be performing one of the more complicated yoga poses.

Legs straight up on the wall

 

You will need to lie down on the floor, pressing your butt against the wall, and placing your legs straight up on the wall. Your legs need to be fully extended, and they should be hip distance apart. Then, place your arms beside your body or fold them across your chest.

Legs in a wide “V”

 

This pose is similar to the first one, but this one requires you to spread your legs as wide as you can, in order to place them so that they can form the letter V. This way, you will be able to stretch the groin area.

Soles together

 

Like with the previous pose, with this one, you will be able to stretch your groin area, but this one is much more effective but harder. Place the soles of your feet together, and turn your knees toward the outside of your body. With the help of your hands, push your knees toward the wall. But, be careful and be very gentle, because this is a stretch that is very intense.

The advanced version

This is a far more advanced version when compared to the other poses, and you should be able to master all the previous poses before trying this one. If you feel any discomfort or pain while performing this pose, you need to stop right away. The pain is actually the signal that your body is sending you, which tells you that you are not ready yet ready for this stretch.

If these exercises are practiced on a regular basis, they can provide you with tons of health benefits, and some of them are:

  1. Improves hamstring mobility and relieves the pain in the lower back area

By performing Viparita Karani, you will be able to stretch your hamstrings, which can often time cause a lot of back pain, if you are spending a lot of time sitting in one place. If you stretch your hamstrings, you will be able to decrease the pressure on your lower back.

  1. Provides relaxation and it decreases stress

This pose and its variations can relieve us from pain and it can boost our blood flow as well. This means that your body will be much more relaxed. It will also stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, which will avoid “fight or flight mode”. This pose will also prevent tension, inflammation, chronic pain and it can also improve the quality of your sleep as well.

  1. Increases the blood flow and it reduces inflammation

Your circulation will be boosted by performing this exercise, and your body will be able to better fight against inflammation and swelling. This pose is especially beneficial for women who are pregnant.

It does not matter how beneficial this pose is, if you are an individual that is suffering from an upper back or neck problems, you should avoid performing it. Women that are in their period must also avoid it.

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