Yoga is a growing form of training around the world because of the various health benefits it provides both physically and mentally.
Because of the fact that yoga provides little pressure on your joints, also known as low impact training, it is something that can be performed on a daily basis.
Today, we’ve decided to put together a list of yoga poses that you should be aiming to perform every day to garner some amazing results in your flexibility, strength, mood, and posture.
1. Crescent Pose
The crescent pose is a prime yoga pose to implement into your daily routine because it primarily stretches your hip flexors.
This is important to practice because we tend to sit a lot throughout the day which can tighten our hips and cause pain over time.
The crescent pose also gives you a nice stretch in your quadriceps and helps build balance and stamina.
2. Bridge Pose
Another pose that helps to open up the hips and provides immense relief to your lower back.
The bridge poses over time will help to strengthen your back, glutes, and legs.
This pose also helps to stimulate your metabolism as a result of your abdominal muscles and organs being stretched.
This pose could provide some pressure on your neck so if you need to you can put a pillow underneath it to relieve the pressure.
3. Downward Facing Dog
The downward-facing dog is one of the core yoga poses that almost everyone thinks about when they think of yoga.
It’s great for promoting good blood circulation and gives you an overall full-body stretch.
You can get a great stretch in your spine as well as in your hamstrings and calves.
Many feel as though this pose puts them in a calming state which is always a plus with all the rigorous everyday activities that we go through.
4. Extended Child’s Pose
Childs pose is another soothing yoga pose that allows your mind to just relax.
Sometimes what we need after a long day is to just let our thoughts run, doing so could provide immense relief mentally and this pose does just that.
It releases a ton of stress while also helping to stretch out your hips, quads, and shoulders.
You can also expect to feel tension released from your spine while in this pose which can help improve posture.
5. Triangle Pose
One of the most effective poses at releasing stress on the side of your body is the triangle pose.
This pose opens up your rib cage as you twist to the side and stretches your abdominal organs.
As a result, this pose has been known to help relieve symptoms of menopause in some women.
6. Standing Forward Bend
A very simple pose that you can implement no matter what level you’re at is the standing forward bend.
This pose gives you a superb stretch in your hamstrings and can relieve back tension as well.
7. Pigeon Pose
This is my personal favorite for relieving hip tightness and opening my hips overall.
It does require a good amount of flexibility but you can easily adjust your leg based on how tight your hips are.
The overall goal however is to get your front leg into a 45-degree angle while your torso descends to the floor. Doing so will give you a great stretch.
8. Happy Baby Pose
The happy baby pose provides a calm stretch in your groin, inner thighs, and hamstrings.
One thing I love to do in this pose is used my hands to push my feet as close to my shins as possible. This helps me get a great stretch in my foot which is a body part that is often neglected.