Yin Yoga Asanas and Benefits
Yin Yoga is one of the most popular forms of exercise to exist today since it focuses on the connective tissues of your body. They strengthen your bones and ligaments and help you to improve your joints. Although they might not be the easiest to do, practice will definitely help you to overcome this challenge. Some of the most basic yin yoga poses are listed below.
1. Dragonfly Pose:
To being with the dragonfly pose, you must stand in the mountain pose first. Shift your right leg and bring the left angle in such a way that it crosses your right thigh. Bend forward and bring your palms towards the floor. Bend your right leg and twist your torso. Bring your elbows down and bring the left foot on to the shelf. Now bring the right thigh and the left upper arm to rest.
2. Seal Pose:
To do the seal pose, sit on the mat and bring your knees to the side. Lift your legs so that they are as high as your chest. Now hold your ankles with your hands. Inhale and take a roll backwards. Keep your head and neck off to the mat. Exhale as you push your feet together. Inhale and roll upwards. Put your feet together another three times.
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3. Saddle Pose:
To do the saddle pose, you need to lie on the mat and gently bend both your legs inwards in such a way that they go behind your buttocks. Keep your eyes closed and your hands spread out. Now lift the hips higher and take heavy and deep breaths. Do these exercise four to five times to get good results.
4. Square Pose:
Sit on the yoga mat with your spine straight. Rest your fingers on the floor on either sides of the body. Bring your gaze to the space between your eyebrows. Hold for one minute and then release very slowly. Extend both your legs along the floor.
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5. Child Pose:
To do the child’s pose, kneel on the floor. Exhale and bring your torso between your thighs. Lay your hands on the floor and let your palms face the ground. Stay in this position for about thirty seconds to a minute or so and then repeat.
6. Deer Pose:
The Deer Pose is the easiest to do and has a large number of benefits. It gives your body a good stretch and improves your digestive system. However while doing this pose, you can also rest and bring your head to the floor. It all depends upon your comfort level.
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7. Camel Pose:
To do this pose, sit on your knees and bring your hands to the back in such a way that your fingertips touch the soles of your feet. Put your head back and breathe. This pose is the best for those who have hunched backs or those who are looking for some opening in their thighs.
8. Butterfly Pose:
For the butterfly pose, you must sit on the yoga mat with your spine straight and bring both your legs in a triangle position, in such a way that the soles of both your feet touch each other. Now bring both your legs and thighs up. Stay in this position for about thirty seconds and then repeat.
9. Squat Pose:
The squat pose has several health benefits such as opening up the hips and providing strength to the ankles. All you need to do is stand with your feet apart and then squat down bringing both the arms in front of you, in a prayer like position.