7 Yoga Poses you should do every day and WHY

1. Standing Side Bend

This stretch is great whether you just rolled out of bed or need a break from your desk. Make sure your feet are planted firmly on the ground and you should hold it for 5-10 seconds.

2. Forward Fold

This is great to do a few times a day because it allows for reversed blood flow through your body. It allows you a chance to re-center and sends oxygenated blood to your brain giving you more energy and clarity.

3. Downward Dog

This reaps some of the same benefits as stated above and is a great stretch for the hamstrings and very grounding mentally as well.

4. Cat and Cow

5. Cat and Cow

These two poses are so connected that they could be considered one pose. It stretched out the back muscles and allows for mobility in your spine.

5. Cobra

This is a great pose for opening up the front of the body and is really good for the spine as well.

7. Seated Forward Fold

This is a great stretch for the back of the body and simultaneously helps you destress. It’s actually a really good pose to do before bed as it calms the mind.

Try to do these this week and let us know how it goes!

P.S. These are also some of the staples to our Yoga/Flow program and if you practice them enough you feel more confident to come in and try a class if you haven’t because you will see them used throughout the workout!