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3 Yoga poses to relieve stiffness during winter:
1. Sukshma Vyayama
Start your yoga practice with a warm-up for your body. The gentle movements of Sukshma Vyayama warm up all the joints and muscles. According to yogic principles, warming up should start at the toes and go up to the neck and head. Simple ankle rotations are the best place to start, followed by knee and calves mobilizations, and large hip rotations to warm up the torso, chest, arms, wrists, and ultimately the head and neck.
2. Padahastasana (Forward bend)
- Assume Samasthithi to begin with.
- Exhale deeply, then gently rock from your hips until your knees are in close proximity to your nose.
- On the sides of your feet, place your palms.
- If you’re just beginning out, you might need to softly bend your knees to perform this.
3. Adho mukha svanasana (Downward dog pose)
- To practice Adho Mukha Svanasana, get on all fours, making sure your hands are beneath your shoulders and your knees are below your hips.
- Forming an inverted “V” with the hips up, elbows and knees extended.
- Keep your hands shoulder-width apart at this point. A finger points forward.
- Open your shoulder blades and apply pressure to your palms.
- Attempt to bring your heels to the ground.
- Maintain your attention on your big toes.