Yoga can benefit your body in numerous of ways- from aiding in the control of your breathing, to practicing relaxation and improving your balance. Here are 15 yoga poses that you should be doing every day to help your body recharge and feel less tense throughout the day.
1. Bridge – Bandha Sarvangasana
Back pain is a common experience that many people have, the Bridge yoga pose is a fascinating way to overcome those intense pains. Doing the bridge pose allows your spine to stretch itself out creating flexibility all up and down the spine.
Not only does the bridge pose help with your spine but, it also opens up your chest. Opening your chest relieves aching of the upper back, and it also helps with your breathing by creating a better flow of air.
2. Downward Dog – Adho Mukha Svanasana
The Downward Dog pose is great for getting new oxygen towards your brain and allowing your body to calm down on its own. While also in this pose, your hamstrings will be getting a nice deep stretch!
3. Child Pose – Balasana
Relaxation is essential to one’s body. The child pose helps relieves your back, hips, and neck by stretching and soothing them out all at the same time. During this pose, it is important to breathe.
4. Easy Pose – Sukhasana
The best three benefits of the Easy pose is 1) It helps you regulate your breathing, which is soothing for the body, 2) It stretches your hip wide open, and 3) It helps straighten your alignment in your back.
5. Warrior 1 – Virabhadrasana I
The Warrior 1 pose is perfect for anyone who wants to open up their chest and feel a deep stretch in the shoulders in preparation for great posture. It also helps you focus on inhaling, and exhaling slowly while giving your body and mind the calmness it needs.