Yoga stretches are refreshing and a great way to relax yourself after a long day at work. These stretches can be done early in the morning for better flexibility and fitness. They work on every muscle of the body, helping to increase body flexibility and keeping one active and fresh. Try any of these stretches and you clearly feel rejuvenated, fresh and relaxed. These stretches can be done regularly.
Best Yoga Stretches To Be Done Everyday
A simple pose which is actually a template for several other yoga postures. For this posture, you should stand tall. Keep your legs together. Your big toes should toes one another. Keep your eyes closed. If you feel a bit stiff, you can move your feet a bit and be comfortable. Your arms will rest at your sides and your fingers will be together.
A great stretch which will help to shake away all your anxiety, stress and worries, especially at the end of a hectic day. This stretch is going to make you feel lighter and relaxed. Start by interlacing your fingers. You can raise your arms just above your head. Keep your palms facing upwards and relaxed. Ensure that you arms are completely in line with the ears. You should look ahead and slowly relax your shoulder blades. Stay in this position for at least 5 full breaths. You can then allow your arms slowly fall towards your sides. Gently roll down your shoulders a bit backwards and a bit forward. Repeat this stretch for at least 5 breaths as a routine everyday.
Standing Forward Bend
A great stretch which will ease your neck and back muscles and make you feel better and comfortable. Start by keeping the feet at least shoulder distance away. Keep your legs folded. If you find the hamstrings tight, you can also bend the knees. Relax and stay in the pose for at least 5 full breaths. You can again stand up. Breathe normally and again fold your legs. You will be shaking your head as if to say ‘NO’ and again nodding your head as to say ‘Yes’, just as you slowly hang just over your legs. Try another breath cycle.
Start on all fours. Your wrists will be just under the shoulders. Your knees will be under your hips. Try and lengthen your spine. You should try to reach the crown of your head near the wall, just in front. Your tailbone will be towards the wall at your backside. Take a deep breath and exhale properly. You will then round your back and upwards as to reach the ceiling. Keep your breathing normal throughout. This posture is referred to as the angry cat position. You will be drawing your chin towards the navel. The next step will be to inhale and then arch your back. You will be slowly dropping your tummy to the floor. Your sit bones will be lifted along with your collarbones as you gaze upwards to look at the ceiling. This sequence should be repeated at least three times. This stretch can be done daily for better flexibility.
You will lift up your hips from the lunge position and move it towards the ceiling. You should slide your hands a bit backwards and then let the front leg straighten as much as you are able to. Now, you need to press heels towards the ground. Your toes will angle out a bit as you do this. Ensure that your legs are straight and your hips pointed to the ceiling. Your upper body will relax just over the front leg. You should breathe normally. Switch the sides and repeat. It will increase your body flexibility and relax your muscles.
Downward Facing Dog
This might be a bit challenging for those who are starting new and are not used to yoga. Start keeping your feet at least hip width apart, as much as you can. If you are a beginner you can make the posture easier by increasing the gap between your feet. Hinge a bit forward from your waist. Your palms will be pressed on the floor. Your hips will be in air. Keep your hands at least shoulder width apart. Your shoulders, back and arms should form a line in the formation of a diagonal straight line. Your hands will be just in front. Your toes will be face forward close to the back of mat. If you wish you can take a break and get back to the position again. Do this at least for 10 minutes with intervals everyday. This will keep your body active and fit.