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Reverse Warrior Battles Bad Posture

With regular practice, reverse warrior will help ease back pain and improve your posture and gait. (Charles Bush)
Practice this classic yoga posture called “reverse warrior” to strengthen your legs, stretch the muscles on the sides of your torso and open your hips. Remember to be patient with this pose. With regular practice, it will help ease back pain and improve your posture and gait.
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Begin with your feet parallel to each other in a wide stance. Turn your right foot out and your left foot in slightly. Bend your right knee to a 90-degree angle so that your right knee is directly above your right foot. Stretch both arms out to the sides at shoulder level, palms turned down. Gaze over your right hand. Contract your leg muscles and allow your pelvis to descend as you lift and lengthen your spine. Pause for three breaths.

Maintain the 90-degree angle with your right leg as you inhale and raise your right arm up. On an exhalation, lean your torso to the left as you slide your left hand down along the outside of your left calf. Try to create more space between each of the ribs on the right side of your torso. Hold this position for three to six breaths. Then switch sides and repeat.

Source : Los Angeles Times

A Little Plank Movement Does a Lot of Work

If you are familiar with performing a traditional elbow plank, try this new variation for an extra challenge to your core muscles. Just remember to make your movements very small in order to keep it safe and effective.

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Begin on all fours. Position your elbows directly below your shoulders and place your hands and forearms flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart. Straighten your legs behind you. Balance on your toes and forearms as you bring your hips down to shoulder level. Keep you knees straight and press your heels back. Pause for two breaths.

On an exhalation, contract your abdominals and use your core muscles to raise your pelvis a few inches higher. Pause, continuing to hold your abs firm to support the weight of your pelvis. Slowly lower your hips back down to shoulder level and pause. Repeat this small movement three to six times. Release by bending your knees and sit back on your heels to rest. Repeat the entire exercise one more time.

Source : Los Angeles Times

 

Yoga Helps In Increasing Your Height Too

In trying to increase your desired height, have you done anything and everything just to attain it?   Have tried all the pills who promised to increase your height in no time. You have seen all the herbs and medicines’ TV commercials that will increase your height. Well, maybe you have not tried everything. There is a way to increase your height that is very effective that people always forget. Yoga.

There are 4 famous yoga routines that helps in gaining the desired height you’ve been dreaming of:-

Trikona-asana (Triangle pose)..click to see

You start at a standing position with your feet kept apart. Twist your right foot in the outward direction and raise your hands on your side to reach a ninety degrees angles from your waist. Twisting your chest for you to be able to touch your right foot with your right arm. You need to rotate starting from your waist and point your left hand in an upward position at the same time. Do not forget to exhale after you have done the routine and going back to the original position and repeating same steps starting with your left hand. After performing this routine, your full body will be stretched.

Marjar-asana (Cat Stretch)…click to see

Start with your hands, knees and your palms flat on the floor. Take a deep breath. While stretching your neck and face upward, lower you stomach going to the floor. Keep in this position for a couple of seconds. Exhale and do the same routine in reverse. Doing the stretching of your spinal cord routine regularly can increase your height.

Karnapid-asana…click to see

This exercise can be done only after doing the stretching exercise. You need to lie down and raise your feet to 90 degrees angle. You need to lower both legs in the direction of your head so it can both land on the sides of your head.

Bhujang-asana (Cobra Pose)...click to see

Lying on your stomach keeping the palms of your hand flat on the floor and start lifting your shoulders and head off the floor. Then raising your upper body, utilizing your arms for support. Lower down your forehead on the floor and back to the original position. This will help stretch your vertebra not only to gain height but also improve your flexibility.

Source:Yoga.com

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Dog Yoga Pose

Variation on dog yoga pose adds flexibility:

This exercise takes a classic yoga pose to a new level. If you’re already familiar with downward facing dog and flexible enough to do it correctly, then challenge your body with this variation
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Step 1. Beginning on your hands and knees, place the heels of your hands directly below your shoulders and your knees below your hips. Curl your toes under, lift your hips and press your heels toward the floor as far as you can. Straighten your knees and bring your head and chest toward your thighs. If possible, have your ears between your arms. Take three to four breaths in this position.

 

Step 2. Slowly shift your weight over your left arm, keeping equal weight over both feet. Once you find your balance, reach your right hand toward your left leg. Grasp your left ankle, twisting your upper spine slightly to bring your right shoulder closer to your left thigh. Focus on stretching your toes forward and your heels back. Take three to four slow breaths in this position. Place your right hand on the floor and repeat on the other side.

Sources: Los Angles Times

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Chair Poses

Chair Poses Improve Yoga Techniques:-

If you’re new to yoga, here’s a way to modify the classic chair pose. Practice half-chair for a while before progressing to the more challenging full chair position. This gives you a chance to learn proper technique without developing bad habits.

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Step 1 Stand with your feet together and with your hands by your sides. As you inhale, sweep your arms up and bend your knees. Sit back on your heels with your hips moving behind your heels. Grasp your forearms above your head. Drop your shoulders down and away from your ears and look forward. Make sure you keep your heels on the floor with your knees together and your abdominals pulled in. Take three to six slow full breaths. Come out of the pose by straightening your legs and lowering your arms.

Step 2 As you feel more competent and become comfortable doing the half chair, continue to squat deeper toward the floor. Straighten your arms overhead, pointing your fingertips toward the ceiling. Remember to relax your shoulders down. Sit as low as you can with your knees together and your heels on the floor. Hold for three to six full breaths.

Sources:Los Angles Times

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