Top 5 Yoga Poses for Women

 

Bridge Pose: The best thing about Bridge Pose is that it can essentially be/target whatever you want it to. Bridge Pose stretches out the chest, neck and spine which helps to calm the brain and alleviate stress and depression. It also stimulates abdominal organs and improves digestion and your metabolism. Boat Pose is known to help relieve symptoms of menopause and menstrual discomfort.

 

 

Camel Pose: Camel Pose is known to increase flexibility in the spine, stimulate the nervous system, improve circulation and digestion and stimulate the thyroid. Because of it helps improve digestion, this pose detoxes the body and increases the blood flow to your face which is great for your skin. This pose is also linked to your heart chakra, which, when opened by Camel Pose, opens you up to perform the rest of your day from a place of love.

 

Garland Pose: Garland pose opens up your hips and groin, and stretches your ankles, lower hamstrings, back and neck. This pose helps to aid in digestion and strengthen your metabolism, and is often recommended as a prenatal yoga pose.

 

 

Half Lord of the Fishes: Twists are some of the most beneficial yoga poses out there, as they help detox numerous organs at once. Half Lord of the Fishes stretches the shoulders, hips, neck and spine, and relieves the Yogi from fatigue, backache and sciatica. This twist also stimulates digestion and the metabolism, and is a great pose for relieving menstrual discomfort.

 

Bow Pose: This pose is unique in that it actually stretches the entire front of the body—ankles, thighs, groin, abdomen, chest, and throat—as well as improves back muscles and stimulates the organs of the abdomen and neck. The Bow Pose is often used to relieve constipation, respiratory ailments, backaches, fatigue, anxiety and menstrual discomfort.

Shauna Willetts