As women go through multiple phases in their life, from a teenager to a mother, menopause and old age, various physical changes will take place in their bodies. Hence, to stay fit and flexible during each stage, yoga would be an ideal exercise. Here are some of the most beneficial yoga poses for the ladies. Perhaps in future, one can try to incorporate some of these into their yoga routine.
The camel pose is ideal for strengthening the spine, opening the chest and toning the thighs. It is suitable for individuals who spend a lot of their time sitting down. As it helps to move the spine in the opposite direction, it will provide one with better posture. However, only proceed with the pose if you have a strong back.
The triangle pose is excellent for toning the waist, improving flexibility in hamstrings and reducing tension in the shoulders. Try adding this pose to your daily routine and hold onto each side for five breaths or more. Eventually, you will benefit with a more streamlined, relaxed body.
The one leg standing balance pose can be quite tricky and would probably require time and practice. Balance is essential for good health for a couple of reasons including prevention of falls as well as improvements in sporting performance, core and lower body strength. Initially it might be quite a challenge and you might have difficulty in balancing. You can overcome this by focusing on a single point in front of you. This will aid you to be stable and to hold out the pose for a longer period. Once you have attained balance and would like a challenge, try closing your eyes. However, only proceed with that if you are already comfortable.
For the sitting spinal twist pose, you would need to rotate your spine to look over the shoulder at the arm that is behind your back. In the pose, you would need to lengthen and twist your spine, while holding five breaths for each side. This pose assists in removing tension in the muscles of either sides of the spine. At the same time, it functions as a good detox pose because it helps in blood circulation and removal of toxins in the lymphatic system.
Lastly, the downward facing dog, which is also one of the most common yoga pose. This pose is excellent for quick and effective release of tight hamstrings, calves and back.