Here we are with another “Yoga for..” practice. Today it is all about that flexibility and mobility.
Personally, I think that working on your flexibility is soo important, especially when you are weightlifting.
- You have a way better ROM (range of motion) during a certain exercise and therefore hit the targeted muscle better
- Your technique of exercises like squats, deadlifts, etc. will improve, if you work on your flexibility and mobility, ergo it will prevent you from hurting your back or injuring yourself
- Better muscle regeneration -> Less tension in your muscles
But even if you are a “normal” person, working on your flexibility and mobility is so beneficial and good for your body.
That’s why I have created this little yoga practice, which you can do at home, in nature or in the gym. Wherever you like 🙂
Side note: You can download my free Yoga guide for beginners here.
Let’s get into it!
Things to consider
- Two typical qualities of asanas (yoga poses) are stability and ease, therefore every yoga posture should be performed with these two qualities.
- Do not cross your physical limits. Asanas should be done with ease and smoothness. As soon as you notice pain or discomfort, you have crossed your boundaries.
- Pay attention to your body and treat it kindly. Move slowly with deep and even breathing.
Here is the practice. You can also download it here.
Follow the instructions on the illustrations. Hold each pose for about 30-40 seconds for the optimal results.
I hope you loved this practice and let me know what you think if you have tried it out.
For more yoga practices, check out these blog posts:
Thank you so much for reading,
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