Yoga poses to improve circulation
Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline, originating in ancient India, with the goal of the attainment of a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility. The word is connected to practices in meditation throughout Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism. The word for ‘yoga’ was introduced by Patanjali in the 2nd century BC as a term for a system of abstract meditation.
Because yoga involves exercises and stretches that involve balance and focus, yoga is also a useful tool to help promote circulation in the body.
• Plank Pose- With your shoulders exactly above your elbows, and your torso parallel to the floor, press your forearm into the floor and lift your hips. Keep this pose for about 30 seconds, then release.
• Downward Facing Dog- Starting in a plank position, press your palms into the floor and slowly lift your hips towards the ceiling. Hold this position for about 15 seconds.
• Cat-Cow- On all fours, with your hands exactly under your shoulders, inhale deeply and arch your back and shoulders to the ceiling. As you release your breath, bring your shoulders and back down towards the floor, slowly, until your back is completely straight again. It is important that you focus on your breathing, and stretch slowly in this position.
• Mountain Pose- Standing straight with feet slightly apart, and your arms at your side, slowly inhale. Do this for a few deep breaths.
• Corpse Pose- The final pose is the corpse pose. The corpse pose entails you laying on your back with your arms slightly away from the body, and your legs remaining straight. Take a few deep breaths, and hold this pose for approximately 1 minute.
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