Yoga is a journey of self-discovery. There are times when individuals become frustrated from tough situations in life and unconsciously increase more stress on the body while coping with them. Yoga helps you cope with them from more of a meditative perspective. Since you are struggling with tight hips it can be quite frustrating to stand up after sitting too long, or practicing an asana that requires hip flexibility and strength. Thankfully, there are asanas that will help open and stretch the hips. Before my yoga journey, I had no idea how tight my hips were, until I gained interest in learning about my body.
Get your day started with these 6 most efficient yoga postures to start your morning. These are the perfect postures to practise every morning in order to feel fresh, energised and ready for the day!
Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)
Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation increases the blood flow in your body and makes sure that all of your muscles wake up, fill with prana and release stiffness from the night. It’s a highly effective flow of 12 asanas that stretch and counter-stretch your body while taking deep breaths and releasing accumulated carbon dioxide.
Eka Pada Koundinyasana is a tricky posture that needs some time and patience to be mastered. With this posture, it’s most important to follow the right steps as some little tips will make it much easier to get into it.
Makarasana is very effective for people suffering from slipped disc, sciatica and certain types of lower back pain. They should remain in this asana for extended periods of time as it encourages the vertebral column to resume its normal shape and releases compression of the spinal nerves.
Poorna Bhunjangasana or Full Cobra Pose aims to keep the spine supple and healthy. On a pranic level, this asana has a strong effect on all the organs related to swadhisthana, manipura, anahata and vishuddhi chakras.