Pocket Wellness: Basic Yoga Poses to Get You Started Part II

As an exercise that provides many benefits, practicing yoga regularly does wonders for your mental and physical health. Not only does it help to tone and heal your body, but yoga can also help to relieve your mind of stress and allow you to be more mindful of your thoughts.

In the second part of our yoga series, here are four more yoga poses for your practice:

  1. Half-split
    This is a pose that helps to open your hips and lengthen hamstrings. It can also help to reduce tightness in your piriformis muscles.
  • Open the hips, and improve range of motion
  • Lengthen the hamstrings

2. Twisted High Lunge

The Twisted High Lunge mainly benefits the upper back region, increasing its range of motion. It also helps to improve balance as you are required to hold your body in balance while keeping the torso upright.

  • Strengthens the chest and shoulder
  • Stretches the back
  • Stimulate blood flow in internal organs
  • Boosts energy throughout the body

Another benefit of a twist is that it will stimulate our internal organs by compressing the muscles around our abdomen, stopping the supply of blood around the organs such as the spleen, stomach, liver, kidney, and allow a fresh supply of blood to flow through while releasing from the twist.

3. Warrior 2
The Warrior 2 pose is one that can align your entire body. Although it may seem like a pretty simple pose, it is not as easy as it seems to master it.

  • Stretches the hips, groins, and shoulders
  • Opens your chest and lungs
  • Improves circulation and respiration

This pose also facilitates the healing of carpal tunnel syndrome, infertility, sciatica, osteoporosis, and flattened feet.

4. Reverse Warrior
Reverse Warrior is a pose that helps to improve flexibility, stretches the waist, and boosts energy in your body.

  • Strengthens the legs, groins, and hips
  • Stretches the sides of the torso and waist
  • Enhance flexibility in the spine, inner thighs, ankles, and chest

Long-term practice of this pose can help to build your stamina and relieve lower back pain.

Watch Alyssa's video to understand and connect the flow: