Squat Pose helps keep a deep and fluid flexibility in the hip joints. A hip joint that is flexible is able to move easily and release emotions. Forward Bend allows the spine to lengthen without compression and allows the muscles of the legs and hips to stretch, while at the same starting to strengthen them.
Flexible body can sometimes be related to being healthy as well. Most of the times, people with sedentary lifestyle do manage to get their body sprained as they fail to achieve the flexibility due to not working out, not exercising or even because of same busy or sedentary lifestyle.
Therefore, it is very important to keep yourself in good stance physically. Hence, here are some of the basic yoga poses that you can try out to maintain your flexibility.
The flexibility in the hip area is by birth supposed to be efficient. However, with age and due to the lack of the usage of it, it loses its potential. And since hip joints have been called the holders of emotions and they are also where sexual energy resides, you need to keep them at their best stance. Squat Pose (Malasana) helps us keep a deep and fluid flexibility in the hip joints. A hip joint that is flexible is able to move easily and release emotions, instead of keeping them locked into non-beneficial energetic patterns within the body.
Squat Pose shorten and tighten muscles in our legs (the hamstrings and Achilles tendons) and in our shoulders, necks and backs. The tendency for the upper back and neck to be out of alignment, can be directly related to headaches, rapid aging and even bone deterioration.
Forward Bend (Uttanasana) is about lengthening and loosening the back of the body – the hamstrings especially, but also the often-tight low back muscles and shoulder girdle. This yoga pose allows the spine to lengthen without compression and allows the muscles of the legs and hips to stretch, while at the same starting to strengthen them. It’s also calming to the nervous system. In succession with the squat, it helps to free the hips, calm the mind and strengthen the lower body.
Edited By: Vivek Chhetri