5 Yogasanas for a flexible body

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Introduction:-

Hello my lovely readers. Today I will explain 5 Yogasanas for a flexible body in this article. Everyone wills to have a flexible, strong and healthy body. When we are infant, our body parts and bones are very tender and soft ones. It’s all our practice, activities, carefulness and exercises which decides our posture. Many of us deny in this fact; many claims that DNA code and environment decides the best!

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Yes, these factors are also important but our dedication and practice are important as well. A flexible body plays a major role in everyone’s lives.

Benefits of a flexible body:-

  • Fractures and strains are minimal caused in a flexible body.
  • It is said that ‘a flexible body never gets old’. It means if your body is flexible then less signs of senescence can be seen.
  • Flexible body is like a tender ligament; merely protected from diseases.
  • There is a scientific reason; when you heat a tree branch  and twist it. It will get bent without any distraction but if you twist a raw branch then it will break. Can you identify the reason? Actually, it is warmed up so no damage is caused. Similarly, a flexible body is fully warmed as a result no damage or strain can occur easily.
  • If your body is physically fit and your posture is good; then your internal organs are liable to get strengthened. They will get enough oxygen content thus fitness will be maintained.
  • Blood circulation in a flexible body is much eased that gives your cheeks a blooming glow.

So, these were the benefits of a flexible body. Now, we will learn how to make our body flexible and fit.

Yogasanas for a flexible body:-

Bhujangasana

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Bhujangasana; also known as “Cobra pose” is a yogasana which comes under asanas to increase flexibility and in the category of Sun salutation. The name has been derived from the Sanskrit word; Bhujang which means ‘serpent’.

How to perform it?

  • First of all, lie down on your belly on the floor; in a Yoga mat or simple mat.
  • Place your forehead and palms on the floor.
  • Now, using your hands as a stand; straighten your elbows by pressing palms on the floor.
  • While stretching yourself upward; inhale.
  • Keep yourself in the stretched position for few seconds; now relax yourself downwards and exhale your breath.

Benefits of Bhujangasana-

  1. If focuses on your elbows, spines and back; wholly it treats your whole body contributing in flexibility.
  2. It cures shoulder stiffness and neck pains
  3. It is important for slip discs, sprains and all problems related to spine.

Dhanurasana-

Dhanurasana; also known as “Bow pose” is a kind of yogasana in which your body looks like a bow. It is also correlated to spine problems. It can be performed 2-3 times; for beginners it is quite difficult but gets easier with regular practice.

How to perform it?

  • Lie down on your belly; fold the legs and keep the ankles on the hips. Make sure that the knees and toes should be touching each other.
  • With both the hands, hold the legs from the ankles.
  • Inhale while lifting the thighs and knees upwards. Your hands should be straight.
  • Also lift your stomach, chest, neck and head. You will observe that your body will be looking like a stretched bow.
  • Remain in the position for about 10-30 seconds.

Benefits of Dhanurasana-

  1. Beneficial to cure menstrual disorders in females.
  2. Strengthens kidneys and urinary system. It also aids in any kind of ailment related to urination system.
  3. Prevents shifting of the navel from its place.
  4. Makes spine flexible and healthy.

Chakrasana-

Wheel pose

Chakrasana; is a yogasana which makes your body much stronger and flexible. The name has been derived from the Hindi word; Chakra or wheel. That is why, this is asana is also called “Wheel pose”. In this, your body seems to look like a semi-circular wheel.

How to perform it?

  • Lie down on your back and fold your knees.
  • Take both the hands on the back side and keep them back of the shoulders.
  • Inhale and raise the hips and chest upwards.
  • Try to bring the hands and legs nearer in a manner that body takes the shape of a wheel.
  • Remain in the position for 10 seconds and while leaving the pose exhale easily.
  • For beginners, perform it as per your capacity. Repeat it 3-4 times.

Benefits of Chakrasana

  1. It boosts your immunity and increases agility.
  2. Its regular practice will give you a flexible body with good posture.
  3. It is best for those suffering from hip pain, eye problems, headache and other respiratory ailments.

Balasana

Balasana; Child pose

Balasana; also known as children pose. In this your body looks like a resting baby. The word balasana derives from the hindi term ‘Bal’ which means ‘baby’. It is not so difficult to perform and can be repeated 3-4 times with pure meditation.

How to perform it?

  • Place your body in Vajrasana pose; with ankles and toes erect.
  • Raise your hands upwards and inhale; Twist your body and get in the pose as your nose and face touching thighs and floor.
  • Stay on the position for few seconds; exhale while coming back to Vajrasana pose.
  • This is a type of resting asana but works really good.

Benefits of Balasana

  1. Improves blood circulation throughout the body; which is the key ingredient of good health.
  2. Relaxes your spine and back portion.
  3. Enhance your mind concentration and cures stress and other neurological disorders.

Virbhadrasana 2

Virbhadrasana 2

Virbhadrasana 2

It is also called “Warrior pose 2”. In this pose, your body looks like a challenging warrior. It is quite easier to perform and is highly beneficial one. The word has been derived from the Hindi term ‘Virbhadra’ which means ‘warrior’.

How to perform it?

  • Stand in the pose of Tadasana.
  • Take a big step back with your left leg; so that the right foot is turned about 45/60 degrees.
  • Stand straight with pressing 4 corners of the feet into the floor.
  • As you raise your arms to parallel, inhale; keeping the shoulders down and neck upwards.
  • Exhale while bending the right knee.
  • Repeat the asana with the opposite side.

Benefits of Virbhadrasana 2

  1. Increases your stamina and endurance.
  2. Strengthens your legs and thighs.
  3. Corrects painful conditions around sacrum.
  4. Stretches groins, lungs, shoulders, chest and inner thighs.

Guys, a flexible body is very important to achieve all the successes of life. There is a very famous proverb : ‘As sound mind resides in a sound body ‘.

You can also read similar article at Yoga Journal too. So, keep yourself healthy and fit . Stay well, live alive!

She is a learner and health conscious person. She is always interested in seeking knowledge regarding Ayurveda, herbal medicine and Yoga to cure any health ailments naturally.
She holds a Bachelor Degree in Alternative Medicine.

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  1. Sanjeev Jaiswal May 14, 2015
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