Yoga plays an important role in every stage of a woman’s life. Yoga exercises will make you more aware of your strengths and weaknesses while reducing stress, improving co-ordination, increasing flexibility and extending your range of motion.
Here are some recommended yoga poses for women to perform regularly:
Poses for women
Archer pose: This pose is excellent for women. It stretches your front muscles and opens the hips.
Stand straight, keep your left leg forward and bend it so that it can support the weight of your body. Keep your right leg straight back with the heel off the floor.
Extend your left arm as if holding a bow and with the right hand pretend that you are pulling back the bow strings. Your right hand should reach all the way past your chest. Take a long breath and hold the pose.
Baby pose: Baby pose is great for relaxation and aids in digestion. Sit down on your heels and bend forward until your forehead touches the floor. Keep your arms by your side with palms facing upwards or downwards.
Shoulder stand: This pose stimulates your body metabolism and is great for weight loss. Lie down on your back. Lift your legs and bring them up over your head.
Keep your hands on your back for support. Keep the body in a straight line with the floor. Make sure there is no neck movement. Look at your chest and relax your breath.