Mumbai-based celebrity yoga expert Sunaina Rekhi says, “The number of youngsters facing back, shoulder and neck pain is only increasing by the days. It is important for one to relax these stress muscles.”
These are some of the key postures that can prevent and correct most of your postural imbalances:
#1. Balasana (Child’s Pose) – Rounds out your shoulders
The child’s pose is going to round our shoulders forward to get us into the dysfunction, so when we actually open up, our body is more excited about doing so. This helps counter all the rounding in of the shoulders that takes place while sitting in a slumped position. Sit back on your heels and reach your arms alongside your body, letting your head and shoulders relax to the ground.
#2. Trikonasana (Triangle pose) – Stretches and opens out the entire body
The triangle posture is a classic yoga position that stretches and strengthens your spine, inner thigh, abdominal and side muscles. It also helps to open the pelvis by stretching the pelvic ligaments. It is a great posture to help create alignment, space and openness in the body while releasing stress and improving blood flow across your body.
#3. Dhanurasana (The Bow) – Great stretch and strength builder for the spine
The Bow raises both halves of the body at once. Like an archer strings a bow, you use your hands and arms to pull your trunk and legs up together to form a curve. This tones your back muscles and maintains the elasticity of the spine, improving posture and vitality. Balancing the weight of the body on your abdomen keeps the digestive system healthy and reduces abdominal fat.