Tips To Increase Your Flexibility 

Lifestyle

By Ada Kohli
Published Sept 25, 2021

Hindustan Times

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If you are looking to make your workouts safer and efficient, it is imperative to improve your flexibility and reduce the tightness in your body

Here are a few stretches that will help you increase your flexibility 

Split

It improves body awareness, develops focus and perseverance and makes you more patient with practice apart from providing a deep stretch to the body

It helps to keep you young by benefiting joint health, hip mobility, flexibility and opens up the hips, hamstrings, quads, calves and the pelvis

Seated forward-bend´╗┐

It calms the body, relaxes the mind and also helps circulate fresh blood to the head thereby relaxing the mind, reducing insomnia, depression and anxiety

Try to touch your knees with your nose. Remember to lengthen your spine on each inhale and deepen into your forward bend on each exhale

Anjaneyasana or Low Lunge

This asana improves flexibility around your shoulders and neck. It helps to stretch and open the chest and shoulders and boosts energy while working to better the body posture

Start in a downward dog. As you exhale bring your right foot forward and place it in between your hands. Inhale and lift your chest taking your arms upwards and take your head back and look up

The Criss-Cross

It helps in postural stability and flexibility and is a good form of exercise which is very effective for the abs and the obliques

Lie on your back, place your hands behind your head and bring both the knees towards your chest. Bring your right shoulder towards the left knee then bring the left shoulder towards the right knee

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