Ever felt jealous after seeing a celebrity perform tough yoga poses and easily complete intense workout routines? Well, let’s tell you their secret. It’s their flexibility quotient! Now, it takes time to build your flexibility but if you are in a hurry and want to add something to your fitness routine in order to quickly increase your flexibility, you’ve gotta try the horse pose, also known as vatayanasana.
Vatayanasana is also known as flying horse pose or horse face pose. It is basically a balancing posture that targets the quads, glutes, and inner thigh muscles. It is a beginner and intermediate yoga posture with variations available for both levels.
Ladies, we would like to give you a heads up before you incorporate it into your workout routine. Avoid this asana if you fall under the following categories:
When it comes to the horse pose, yoga expert Grand Master Akshar suggests 2 poses, based on your level of expertise:
It releases muscle tension if practised regularly. The stretching involved in the pose provides extra flexibility to the muscles.
It increases the endurance and stability of the bones and muscles. Eventually, your bones and muscles get stronger.
The asana improves blood circulation in the lower body. It particularly facilitates the proper flow of blood through the hip region.
The pose helps in getting rid of any stiffness in the body and relieves joint pain.
With a focus on the lower body, the pose is particularly beneficial for the hips and legs. Regular practice of vatayanasana improves minor asymmetry in the hips and legs, improving alignment and balance. Hence, it improves the posture of the body.
Vatayanasana helps in improving concentration and focus. It will enhance balance but more importantly, it will also strengthen focus due to the concentration on proper balance.
“According to research, vatayanasana provides an improved sense of balance and concentration to the practitioner,” says Grand Master Akshar.
So, are you ready to flex at your best?
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