Yoga has numerous health benefits. Yoga not only provides physical benefits but it also provides peace and relieves stress. There are many yoga poses which people practice according to there fitness goals. The yoga is also very beneficial if it practised after the workout. If you practice yoga after a workout it helps to lower your heart rate, so you can enter into recovery mode faster. Moreover, yoga is very beneficial to reduce the post-workout muscle soreness and also improve flexibility. The flexibility in the muscles helps to make everyday activities easier and reduce the risk of injuries. (Also read: Which yoga poses can be practised to calm down anger)
Let’s know which yoga poses improve flexibility if practised after the workout.
This yoga pose is very effective to improve the flexibility in the body. To practice this yoga pose, get in the pushup position and keep your core engaged and elbows close to your sides, bend your elbows to slowly lower your body in one straight line until your arms form a 90-degree angle to the floor. After this roll over your toes and straighten your arms to draw your chest forward. Following this place your toes and push your hips up and back to finish in downward dog.
Warrior II to Warrior II with arm stretch
This yoga sequence is very beneficial for improving the flexibility, building strength and reducing the risk of injury. To practice this yoga sequence, come downward dog position and place your right foot between your hands. Ground your heels and lift up to stand. Bend your right knee and angle your left foot to face the top left corner. Extend your arms in opposite directions. Lift your right arm and bend your elbow to rest your palm on your upper back. Place your left palm on your right elbow. Push your hips slightly forward to feel a stretch in your right side.
Extend your arms and bend your right knee to return to warrior II. Push your right foot into the floor as you stretch your right leg. Shift both hips back as you tilt your upper body forward and reach for the front of the room with your right hand. Rest your right hand on your shin or ankle and reach your left arm toward the ceiling. (Also read: How to reduce Inflammation with 15-Minute Yoga)
To practice, this yoga pose get in downward dog position, lift your right leg, then bend your right knee to open up your hip. Bring your right leg forward and place your right knee down on the mat behind your right wrist. Gently guide your right foot a little closer to your left wrist. Stretch your left leg in a straight line behind you while uncurling your toes. Keeping your hips square, press your fingertips to the floor.
Swing your left leg around and place your left foot on the floor outside of your right thigh. Place your left hand on the floor behind your hips and hook your right elbow on the outside of your left knee. Keeping your spine straight, gently twist toward the left, using your elbow to draw your knee back and twist a little deeper. (Also read: Which yoga poses control Asthma symptoms)