Joint Health 2018-02-19T14:59:30+00:00

Joint Health

Parsvotanasana

  • Category: Joint Health, Stress Relief
  • Intense stretch of the hamstrings
  • Relieves stiffness in legs and hips
  • Abdominals are contracted and toned
  • In correct alignment, shoulders are drawn back allowing for deeper breathing

Ardha Purvotanasana – Upward Facing Table

  • Category: Fun
  • Stretches wrists and shoulders
  • Expands chest fully for deep breathing

Trianga Mukha Pachimotanasana

  • Category: Joints
  • Arches of feet are developed
  • Hamstrings and quadriceps stretch
  • Forward bending keeps abdominal organs healthy and trim

Classical Surya Namaskar

  • Category: Basic Yoga Flow, Weight Loss, Get Energized, Joint Health
  • Awakens and energizes the body
  • Creates heat and stimulates heart rate
  • Creates strength and flexibility
  • Cultivates steadiness of breath and mind

Ardha Bhekasana – Half Frog Pose

  • Category: Joint Health
  • Therapeutic for sciatica as a baby backbend and thigh stretch
  • Stretches the quadriceps and psoas
  • Relief to knee joints

Shoulder Opener

  • Category: Joint Health
  • Helps to open and create mobility in the shoulders
  • Opens chest and heart center

Malasana – Garland Pose

  • Category: Joint health, stress and anxiety, detox
  • Hip joint and lower back stretch
  • Strength and elasticity to the ankles (option -place a rolled mat under heels if heels tend to lift off the ground)
  • Tones the spine and makes one agile
  • Relieves back ache
  • Improves elimination

Padmasana – Lotus Pose

  • Category: Anxiety, joints, brain
  • Opens the hips, stretches hip flexors
  • Orients pelvis and femurs in a strong external rotation
  • Grounding and calming for mind
  • Awakens energy

Parvritta Malasana – Garland Revolved

  • Category: Detox, Joint health
  • Hip joint and lower back stretch
  • Strength and elasticity to the ankles (option -place a rolled mat under heels if heels tend to lift off the ground)
  • Tones the spine and makes one agile
  • Massages the abdominal organs with compression in twist
  • Improves elimination

Pigeon Prep –Upright

  • Category: Anxiety
  • Opens your hips
  • Great for stiffness in hips and legs
  • Moves blocked energy in the pelvis
  • With head of the arm bones back, posture corrects rounded shoulders

Parsvakonasana – Side Angle Pose

  • Category: Anxiety, Detox, Joints
  • Hip opener
  • Tones ankles, knees and thighs
  • Reduces sciatic and arthritic pain
  • Increases peristaltic activity
  • Aids in elimination

Pigeon Prep – Forward Fold

  • Category: Anxiety
  • Opens your hips
  • Great for stiffness in hips and legs
  • Moves blocked energy in the pelvis
  • Calming and grounding

Salabasana – Locust Pose

  • Category: Get Energized, Joint Health
  • Strenghtens the lower back
  • Brings elasticity to the spine
  • Energizes body and mind
  • Aids in digestion with natural massage of belly
  • Helps to open and create mobility in the shoulders

Vashistasana – Sideways Facing Plank

  • Category: Joint Health, strength and power
  • Strengthens your core
  • Places shoulder joint in therapeutic position while weight bearing

Adha Mukha Svanasana –Downward Facing Dog Pose

  • Category: Get Energized, Joint Health, Detox, Strength, Brain
  • Energizing and awakening
  • Relieves pain and stiffness, in ankles and heels
  • Opens and activates shoulder joints
  • Stretches the hamstrings
  • Stretches and awakens the spine
  • Rejuvenates brain
  • As diaphragm is lifted to chest cavity, rate of heart is slowed down