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Anjaneyasana or low lunge, stretches hip flexors and strengthens quads. Agnistambhasana or double pigeon, increases range of motion in hips. Makarasana or Dolphin pose, strengthens core, arms and legs. Supta Matsyendrasana or reclined spinal twist, stretches shoulder, lower back and chest muscles, realigns the spine and supports healthy digestion.
Asanas which cause torsion help in digestion and detox, relieve back pain, and improve spinal mobility. Try out Ardh Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes Pose), Bharadvajasana (Lateral Twist of the Spine), Konasana (Windmill Pose), Marichyasana (Torso and Leg Stretch), Garudasana (Eagle Pose) and Jathara Parivartanasana (Belly Twist).
Sit legs outstretched, bend right knee so your heel touches buttock. Keep palms on floor. Exhaling, turn torso to right. Stretch left arm against right thigh. Press right ankle down, turn torso further. Push left arm towards outer side of right knee, encircle right knee with left arm. Take right arm behind your back towards left hand. Turn head to the left. Hold 10 secs.
Include good nutrition and supplements to your diet. Omega 3's, magnesium, calcium, protein and Vit C help muscles recover. Keep exercising, don't give up. Your muscles with get used to the tension and soreness will reduce over time. Stretch, both before and after your workout it will increase blood flow and reduce any pain or stiffness.
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Kneel on all fours without arching your back, keep shoulders back and neck outstretched, move your rear end backwards, maintain the natural curve of the spine. Make sure palms are in the same position as you move your butt towards the back of your heels. Do 8-10 reps to stretch and relieve any lower back stiffness or pain.
5X5 Program: Do 5 sets and 5 repetitions. Facial Stretch Training: Builds physical integrity and prevent physical shocks. German Volume Program: Similar to 5X5 but with a strict diet. Split Training: Concentrates on upper and lower body individually. Complete Workout: Gradual yet effective, includes a schedule for every muscle in the body.
A desk job can lower metabolism, weaken muscles, affect your organs and lower the heart’s capacity to pump. Leg swings (forward and sideways), squats, football drills, windmill, hamstring and hip stretches are exercises that will help flex muscles, improve heart rate, loosen the glutes, hamstring and hips. Walking more and using the stairs can also help.
Stretching helps muscles become flexible and ensures blood circulation so that your body doesn't become stiff. Children are able to mold into any position due to their muscle flexibility, but adults require more energy as their muscles are tight. So include stretches in your daily life to feel younger, healthier, ensure blood circulation and keep yourself flexible.
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Release your low back pain with this simple, guided stretch. This stretch has it’s roots in yin yoga principals, but no yoga experience is required. This is easy and appropriate for all levels. Avoid practicing this stretch if you have an herniated disk in your low back.
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It's quite easy to burn out in our stressful lives. Most of us spend a lot of time worrying about some impending work, either at home or at work. Take up these simple steps to relax yourself, stay happy, and reduce stress. Socialize, take breaks, hydrate frequently, meditate, exercise, stretch, and laugh often.