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Note: Check with your doctor or physiotherapist before starting any exercise. This is not meant to be a replacement for professional physiotherapy advice.
Yoga and breathing
Breathing properly is the basic principle for effective yoga. It should be deep, slow and rhythmic. This increases vitality and mental clarity. Breathing through the nose is the rule of thumb. It brings more oxygen to the blood and brain. Many people breathe through the mouth, which causes low resistance and impairs functioning of vital organs. Do not limit correct breathing to yoga exercises, make it a habit.
Eagle pose: get the confidence
Eagle pose cultivates confidence, loosens and strengthens ankles, hips, wrists and shoulders. It releases the tightness between shoulders. Eagle is the only posture that opens up the 14 largest joints in the skeletal system. The workout is also beneficial for patients with asthma, low backache, sciatica and who want to lose weight.
1- Stand on the mat in a straight position.
2- Now breathe and bend your knees a little. Lift up your right leg bend it a little then try to wrap it around your left leg. Keep both your knees bent during this. Try balancing your body on your left foot.
3- Now place your hands in front of your face and try doing the same with your hands.
4- Bend your hands wrap your left hand around your right hand. The hand should be wrapped in such a way that the palms of both your hands touch each other. Remain steady in this position for about 8-10 seconds and then release. Unwind your hands and legs and stand in starting position.
Warning! Avoid this pose if you have low blood pressure, ankle, shoulder or knee injury or joint pain.
Muscle stiffness & back pain
Press the soft part of your left hand by holding it between your index finger and thumb. Move it clockwise 6-10 times and then anti-clockwise for the same time.