Maintaining a healthy posture is an absolute necessity, especially if you have a desk job that requires you to be in a seated position for long hours. A proper posture not only helps maintain the balance of the body but also helps build strength and flexibility. A healthy posture would keep you protected from muscle pain, stress and also injuries. Here are four exercises that can help you improve your posture:
1. Balasana or child’s pose
The child’s pose helps in stretching and massaging the spine, thus relieving all the tension from the torso, shoulders and neck.
2. Bitilasana or cow pose
The cow pose helps in stretching and lengthening of the spine, glutes and hamstrings.
3. Adho mukha svanasana or downward-facing dog pose
The downward-facing dog pose can help relieve back pain while strengthening and aligning the muscles of the back.
4. Setu bandhasana or bridge pose
The bridge pose helps in improving the strength of the muscles that support the spine.
For more information, read our article on Yoga.
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