Top five Yoga poses to improve your blood circulationLast updated on Oct 21, 2019, 03:32 pm
A healthy blood circulation is vital for carrying nutrients and oxygen through the body, and removing waste from the cells.
But the modern diet, our habits and certain medical conditions may hinder the blood circulation, thus leading to various health issues.
However, good news is that Yoga can help you out.
Here are five Yoga poses that can help improve your blood circulation.
Downward Dog pose
To get in the Downward Dog position, start in tabletop position, then raise your hips in a manner that your body forms an upside-down 'V' shape against the floor.
Now, relax your head and neck, and draw your inner thighs to the back.
Take five to seven breaths. Relax, then repeat.
Perform the pose daily in order to boost your blood circulation.
Step your right foot forward into a plunge, then straighten your leg.
Next, move your left foot forward, and turn it at a 45 to 60 degrees angle with the edge of the mat.
Rest your right hand over your shin, and reach your left hand toward the roof, with your palms facing outward.
Hold the position for a minute, then shift sides.
To perform this pose, sit on your knees so that your body remains straight, while your knees form a right angle.
Next, arch your spine backward and touch the heels of your feet with your hands.
Hold the position for a few seconds, then slowly return to the initial position.
Performing this pose will help improve blood circulation throughout your body.
Shoulder stand pose
Another great pose to enhance blood circulation is the Shoulder stand pose.
To perform it, lie down straight on your back, with your feet clung together. Now, slowly lift your legs upwards to form a 90 degrees angle with your body.
You may support your back with your palms, by bending your elbows on the mat.
Perform a few repetitions daily for better circulation.
Last but not the least is the Warrior pose.
To perform this pose, start by standing on a mat, with your left foot extended back, at 45 degrees, and right foot extended in front, with your thigh parallel to the ground.
Join your hands and reach for the roof. Repeat the position, by switching sides.
Perform these Yoga poses regularly for good blood circulation.