My favourite asana from today's Yin Yoga class: Dragon pose.
BREATHING EXERCISES - INTRODUCTION TO PRANAYAMA by Kavita Maharaj...Learning these simple #Yoga breathing techniques changes lives…"The most important part of yoga practice is the ability to breathe deeply and fully. Proper breathing is vital to our health, mental focus and sense of calm." #Wellness ~
Breathing Exercises - Introduction to Pranayama
Granthita Mudra – mudra for activating throat chakra and self healing Granthita Mudra or Knot Mudra opens the knot in the throat center. It activates the Vishuddhi Chakra (throat chakra), opens the vocal cord passage thereby making speech clear and sweet, balances the Thyroid gland, and induces self healing. This mudra is especially helpful for Cancer patients...Hold this stance for 5-10 minutes. Breathe naturally.
Joint Mudra – mudra for relieving Joints Pain Joint mudra reduces excess vata and dryness in the joints. It restores energy and heals the wearied out ligaments/tendons/muscles at and around the joints. Joint mudra can be applied to counter sore joints. A large population is involved in desk jobs and spends a large part of their day sitting in front of computer screens. This leads to stiffness and soreness in elbows, wrist, fingers and knees. Joint mudra helps by restoring the energy and ...
strengthen the blood circulation and the flow of blood in your system. blood transports more oxygen into your brain.It is good for your hamstrings, kidneys, liver and groins as they all get a nice stretch.With its movement and slight twist of the trunk, Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana improves digestion and clears the urinary tract. With this yoga posture you can also strengthen and stretch your shoulders, spine, hips, thighs, knees, armpits, ribcage and the muscles on your sides.
How yoga works
Utthita Trikonasana:Expands your chest and shoulders. Increases mobility of your hip joints. Increases neck mobility. Stretches your spinal muscles. Strengthens and tones muscles of your thights. Stretches calf muscles, hamstrings, and hip musculature. Increases proprioception (the sense of position in space) of feet and ankles.
How yoga works
Yoga stretch for poor posture
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