Tag "lower back"

extended side angle pose (utthita parsvakonasana)

The Extended Side Angle Pose, or Utthita Parsvakonasana in Sanskrit, works your legs in the hamstrings and quads, your sides and chest, and your buttocks and triceps. It also stretches your lower back, groin and shoulders. You can practice this

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reclining big toe pose (supta padangusthasana) – a restorative pose to alleviate lower back pain

Reclining Big Toe Pose, or Supta Padangusthasana in Sanskrit, is a restorative pose with many benefits. This is one of the best poses to increase flexibility in your hamstrings, and it also stretches your calves, thighs, hips and groins. You

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wide-legged standing forward bend (prasarita padottanasana)

Wide-Legged Standing Forward Bend, or Prasarita Padottanasana in Sanskrit, stretches and strengthens your back and legs. This pose can be difficult for some, so you can work up to it with poses like High Lunge, Five Pointed Star, Standing Forward

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legs-up-the-wall pose (viparita karani) take pressure off the lower back with this restorative yoga pose

Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose is a simple restorative pose that helps you relax and provides many benefits. It is beneficial for tired legs, it eases back pain and it gives a stretch in the neck, legs and torso. It is also a

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staff pose (dandasana) from stretch to arm balance, how far can you take it?

While Staff Pose, or Dandasana in Sanskrit, seems simple, it is actually an involved pose with more to focus on than you might realize at first. Among other benefits, this seated pose stretches your hamstrings and calves, improves your posture

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camel pose (ustrasana) An intermediate backbend to stretch and strengthen the back and core

Camel Pose, or Ustrasana in Sanskrit, is a backbend that stretches and strengthens your back. It is also great for improving rounded shoulders. Camel Pose can be difficult for beginners, so you might want to warm up to it by

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use these exercises to strengthen the core and energize from the inside out

Strengthening your core can prevent and treat back pain, it can give your body more stability and balance and it can keep you trim around your middle, which can help prevent certain health conditions. Core-Strengthening Exercises Begin by lying down

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why men should practice yoga…

Yoga Journal’s 2008 “Yoga in America” study found that 72.2 percent of yoga practitioners are women and 27.8 percent are men. While men seem to be gaining interest in this practice, it is still dominated by women. As a woman,

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downward dog lunges and splits – Relieve back pain and strengthen the core at the same time.

Today we’ll start in Downward Facing Dog pose and turn it into a more intense workout. Of course, you should be comfortable and strong in Downward Facing Dog itself first before moving on to these exercises. Start in Downward Facing

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rolling yoga exercises

Rolling exercises are beneficial for your back, as they can help loosen a tense back, limber your spine and give you a massage on the back. These exercises also strengthen your abdominal muscles, and having stronger abs takes pressure off

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