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7 Yoga Poses to Help You Become More Flexible ...

By Holly

Flexibility is important in yoga, but it's something that you can learn through practice. If you can't bend over and touch your toes, then you will benefit from learning the following yoga poses. Some of them will be difficult to do at first, but after trying again and again, you'll be flexible enough to look like a professional. Here are some of the yoga poses that will make you become more flexible the more you do them:

1 Relaxed Downward Dog

Relaxed Downward DogYou've all heard of The Downward Facing Dog before. It's one of the most popular yoga poses out there and one of the best for your body. Well, the Relaxed Downward Dog is just a bit different than the other version. All you have to do differently is bend your knees and lift your heels. Don't be afraid if your spine arches, because that's exactly what it's supposed to do. It's how you're going to become flexible in the future!

2 Child's Pose

Child's PoseThis is one of the easier ones, so you should begin here if you're really struggling with your flexibility. Start with your knees (which should be apart) and tops of your feet on the floor. Now rest your stomach and chest between your legs. Place your head on the floor, and stretch the arms out in front of you. There you go! That wasn't so hard, was it?

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3 Wild Thing

Wild ThingBy looking at the picture, you can pretty much see what you're supposed to do. Leave one leg extended and bend the other, bringing only one hand all the way to the ground behind you. You'll have to arch your spine as much as you can, which will help make it become more flexible. Don't be upset if you can't find a way to remain steady at first, because it can take quite some time to master the move.

4 Arching Pigeon

Arching PigeonYour right leg should be bent while your left leg should be extended behind you. Make sure to put your hands on the floor, beside your hips. Also make sure to arch your back, tilt your head back, and keep your breaths deep.

5 Chair Pose

Chair PoseThis one is pretty basic. Start with your legs together and slowly bend at the knees, raising your hands as you do so. Just pretend you're sitting in an imaginary chair.

6 Camel

CamelStart out on your knees. Now lean back until you can place your hands on your heels. Keep in mind that it helps to keep your hips pressed forward as you do so. Allow your head to fall back as far as it can and never forget to arch that back!

7 Half Wheel

Half WheelThis one looks painful, but it's not as bad as it appears. Start out by laying flat on your back, but then bend your knees. Now, lift your pelvis as far up as you can. Once again, you'll be bending your spine, which is what's going to help make you become more flexible than you already are.

Yoga will not only make you more flexible and tone your body, but it will also relax your mind. Put on some soothing music, unroll your yoga mat, and start practicing. You'll only get better the more that you do it, so don't get lazy. What's your favorite yoga pose?

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