Yoga poses to improve your flexibility

We might all agree to this term that everyone desires a healthy and flexible body .Some people are found to be more flexible while others are less , Having a greater strength and flexibility in your body keeps you away from muscular imbalances which further reduces injuries .

Also flexibility have many other benefits such as
  •  Your body experience less aches and pains.
  • It provide much more strength to the body .
  • It makes you emotionally stable .
  • It improves your posture .
  • It provides more balance to the body .

Now the question arises if having a flexible body will be so much beneficial , Is there any way to achieve it ?

Yes there are probably different ways to achieve flexibility but easiest of them is none other than Yoga !

So here are some of the yoga poses which will improve your flexibility :-

1. Eye of the Needle Pose (Sucirandhrasana)

It improve the range of motion of hamstring and hip muscles . It stretches the muscles around the hips .

  • Lie on the ground by keeping your face up and the knees bent and your feet should be flat on the floor .
  • Now slowly bring your left knee to the chest  , Then lift your left thigh by crossing it over your body to rest on your thigh .
  • Lift your right foot off the floor.
  • Now put your left hand through the legs , like threading a needle . Now bring your right hand behind the right thigh for letting it meet the left hand .
  • Keep your feet flexed and exhale  and slowly bring your right thigh towards the chest .

2. Plow Pose (Halasana)

It improves the mobility of the joints . It provides strength to your shoulders , arms and even to legs .

  • Lie on the ground with supine position (face upward) .
  • Keep your arms alongside the body . Press your palms into the floor.
  • Raise your legs straight up and slowly bring them over your head .
  • Your hands should be placed on the lower back .

3. Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend Pose (Upavistha Konasana)

It lengthens your spine and helps in improving your posture . It cures sciatica and relieves arthritis.


  • Sit on the ground and open your legs as wide as you can while being comfortable .
  • Keep your toes pointing towards the sky .
  • In case they are pointing towards outside , then moves your legs a bit closer .
  • Extend your arms overhead .
  • Fold forward your hips and your hands towards the feet .
  • You can hold this asana for 1-2 minutes .

4. Garland Pose (Malasana)

This asana is a great hip opener . It stretches your thighs , hips and torso . It also tone your abdominal organs .

  • Stand straight in mountain pose first . Now keep your legs hip-width apart . 
  • Now bend your elbows and bring your hands together in prayer position . Your hands should be near the chest . 
  • By bending your knees , slowly sit towards the bottom . Now lower your hips towards the ground and slowly sit on soles of your feet . 
  • Your thighs should be wider and hips should remain close to the ankles . in simple words , you have to squat down until your hips are hovering above the floor .

For little bit easiness you can place a block of blankets under your sit bones.

5. Downward dog Pose ( Adho Mukha Svanasana ) 

It helps in improving your posture . It not only strengthens your upper body but also provides stretch to the lower body . It is also an effective pose to relax and calm your mind .

  • Lie  on the floor with your frontside towards the floor . 
  • Keep your hands shoulder width apart with your shoulders above your wrist . Now align your inner shoulders with your index fingers . 
  • Tuck your toes against the ground and extend your legs and lift your both knees into the air. Now make your body into “V” shape.
  •  Extend your spine by pressing palms of your hands and balls of your feet. Pull your pelvis up by using the triceps in your upper arms to stable your body .

Many other poses such as bridge pose , boat pose , cow face pose will also be beneficial for improving flexibility . So keep yourself motivated and start it 🙂

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