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As you age, you tend to lose flexibility. That’s common. But can something be done to keep your limbs supple? Yes, and helping you in this effort is the age old practice of Yoga. It doesn’t need any specialized equipment nor a specific age to begin. Here are three poses to get started with.
Stand straight with your arms to your side.
Keep your left leg firm. Lift your right foot and bend knee gently. Place the sole firmly, but flatly, high on your left thigh.
Raise both arms above your head and bring your palms together. Count to 30.
Bring down hands and foot.
Shift to the other leg. Repeat.
Lie down flat on the floor. Bend your legs and place soles flat on the floor.
Keep your arms straight by your side, palm pressed on the floor.
Raise your body slowly till the spine is off the ground.
Tilt body upwards like a bridge. Count to 30.
Lower body to normal position. Repeat.
Lie down and turn yourself towards the wall.
Lift both legs till thighs are pressed against the wall.
Keep pushing yourself ahead till you are hard pressed.
Keep your hands by your side. Breathe and hold till 30 counts.
Relax and come down. Repeat.
With these simple asanas, you can get yourself a healthy body at any age. However, practice under the guidance of a trained instructor to avoid injuries. If you want to know more about yoga and its benefits, consult a Jiva doctor today. Dial 0129-4040404 or click on ‘Speak to a Doctor’ under the CONNECT tab in Jiva Health App.
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