Increase Your Flexibility By Doing Easy Dandasana: Yoga is a perfect way of life to extremely beneficial in improving your overall body posture, and also it is also equally known to help the individual joint pain. To increase the flexibility and stability in your body you need to practice yoga on a daily basis. Recently Bollywood celebrity Shilpa Shetty gave us a glimpse of pertinent stretches that anyone can practice and anywhere.
Shilpa was seen doing a the Janu Sirsasana or Head to Knee Forward Bend, see how you can do that.
Here’s how you can perform the pose:
*Start by stretching your legs in front of you.
*Bend your left knee and bring the sole of the left leg to the right inner thigh.
*Now square the torso over the extended right leg and bring the torso down by tipping the pelvis forward in such a position that the bend initiates from the hips instead of the lower back.
*Keep your right foot flexed while pressing the back of your right thigh towards the floor.
*And once the max. forward bending limit reaches make your spine straight and neck in an active position, you can also relax your heart and head down toward the extended leg, allowing the spine to round.
*Keep a check on your foot and see if your hands reach the foot, hold it and if not hold on your ankle or calf.
*Now by keeping back straight inhale and exhale while bending down.
*Stay in the position for about 5-10 breathes and repeat it for the other side.
Here’s how the pose helps
*The stretching yoga pose, benefits in building flexibility and relieving tight hamstrings, shoulders, hips and groin.
*It is also good for anxiety and mild depression.
*The pose helps in the proper functioning of the liver and kidneys.
*It improves digestion.