YOGA POSES FOR GOOD HEALTH

 
 
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YOGA POSES FOR GOOD HEALTH

Did you know that different types of yoga poses can offer healthy and natural ways for treating common health issues? Long work hours, sleep deprivation, and poor eating habits can wreak havoc on your body. Spending 15-30 minutes on your yoga mat several times a week, can dramatically improve the quality of your life. You’ll feel better, become stronger and more flexible, centered and focused. Here’s a list of our favorite yoga poses associated with good health.

DOWNWARD DOG

An upside-down pose that stretches arms, legs and shoulders muscles. Relieves stress, improves digestive flow, soothes PMS symptoms, alleviates mild depression, decreases tension and headaches.

WARRIOR 1

A balancing pose that stretches neck and shoulders, arms and back, chest and lungs. Strengthens calves and thighs, encourages circulation, improves balance and builds stamina.

FOREARM PLANK

An arm balancing pose that strengthens and tones the abdominal muscles, while strengthening the arms and spine. Builds stronger triceps, tones and strengthens core, increases metabolism, improves balance and posture, and reduces back pain. 

COBRA POSE

A stretch pose for the shoulders, chest and abdominal muscles. Decreases stiffness in lower back, elevates mood, improves menstrual irregularities, relieves stress and fatigue, and improves digestion.

CAT COW

A yoga position that opens the whole spine, hips, back and core muscles. Improves emotional balance, increases coordination, stimulates organs, and restores irregular sleep patterns.

TREE POSE

A standing pose that stretches thighs, torso and shoulders. Improves balance and stability, strengthens and tones legs, builds confidence and self-esteem, curbs anxiety and stress.

CAMEL POSE

A pose that stretches the entire body and almost all major muscles. Opens chest and improves respiration, relieves lower back pain, opens hips, stretches hip flexors, stimulates thyroid glands, and helps improve mental fatigue.

CHAIR POSE

A pose that strengthens thighs and ankles while opening the chest and shoulders. Tones leg muscles, stimulates heart and abdominal organs, reduces flat feet, and strengthens spine.

UPWARD DOG

A back-bending pose that lengthens and strengthens the spine, torso, arms and shoulders. Improves circulation, alleviates asthma, relieves fatigue and mild depression, improves digestion, and stimulates abdominal organs.

SAVASANA

A pose that provides total relaxation. Relieves stress and anxiety, alleviates fatigue and mild depression, reduces blood pressure, increases energy levels, improves concentration and memory.