Bind to Unwind: 5 Bound Yoga Poses

Breath control, alignment and the nuggets of yoga knowledge that can take years to master are the building blocks of a good yoga practice. In this series of five poses, I’ll show you how to get started with a few of the most essential yoga positions.

The ultimate in yoga-fitness is to achieve the perfect balance between strength training and stretching, with the best yoga poses to do it. While some exercises focus on the muscles, others focus on the ligaments, tendons and fascia in the joints, which are all key to maintaining flexibility. These yoga poses are meant to stretch the muscles—and the ligaments, tendons, and fascia—in your joints so that they can maintain their range of motion as you age.

As simple as it sounds, yoga can help solve the weight loss struggle by providing methods to exercise, relax and even sleep better. The sooner you start, the better. This post will teach you five yoga postures that are ideal for those trying to lose weight. Fun, creative and challenging yoga poses require connecting the hands and/or wrists, which has the effect of tying up the body and holding it in different ways with the hands and arms, allowing you to physically move further into the pose.

Chances are, you’re already practicing yoga. Not an hour goes by without at least one instruction to braid the fingers behind the back, whether in forward bow, grasshopper pose, or just standing in tadasana. Clasping the hands together creates entanglement (and shoulder extension).

Below is a combination of intertwined yoga poses, from beginner to advanced, to get you started, but remember, the number of intertwined yoga poses is infinite: If there’s a pose, there’s a yogi who finds ways to do it, so play with it.

Warning: Yoga sessions are extreme for the shoulders and should never be forced. Using a band between the hands is a great way to learn how to comfortably bind the hands while enjoying the benefits of bound yoga poses.

1. Extended lateral angular position

The extended side angle pose is usually the first pose taught, connecting the trunk and front leg while rotating the shoulders and chest.

The trick is to lower the front shoulder below the knee, then wrap the arm under the front leg and back up. The bad news is that the front knee must be bent at a 90 degree angle (the femur is parallel to the ground) to perform the band.

Your bottom hand grips the wrists of your top hand on the outside of your right thigh (not below you), while you turn your top shoulder back sharply as you look up at the sky.

2. Crescentic position linked

Once you learn how to properly squeeze your wrist in the extended side angle pose, a whole world of connected yoga poses will open up to you, including connected triangle pose, bird of paradise pose and connected half moon pose (as pictured).

From the corresponding extended side angle stance, move the gaze down, rest the front foot and move the back foot forward on the mat. Before you lift your back leg into the crescent pose, actively stretch and lengthen the sides of your body.

Play with lifting the back leg and stretching the top heel and core in opposite directions to maintain balance.

3. Bound Warrior III

The addition of a bouquet in the Warrior III is by far my favorite variation of the standing balance pose, which opens up your chest and helps you balance the pose.

Tip: Cross your fingers behind your back before you assume the Warrior III pose, this will help you assume the pose with more grace. Try performing a Warrior III lunge by leaning your chest closer to the floor while lifting your raised leg and ankles higher to the ceiling.

4. Forward folding coupled

In Uttanasana (standing forward bending posture), there are different types of bindings, such as. B. Braid the fingers behind the back, wrap the arms around one leg and grab the wrist, or (in the case of this photo) wrap the arms around both legs and snap the fingers together.

The last variation is the most profound manifestation of Uttanasana.

Starting with your knees apart, bring your torso between your legs and bring your shoulders behind your knees. If possible, wrap both hands around your back and place all eight fingers together. Then slowly stretch your legs.

5. Laying down the bound lotus

The bound lotus posture is one of the most profound postures in the book.

If you can work your legs into lotus position without your knees hurting, try wrapping your arms around your back while holding the other leg. Try leaning forward a bit to compress your feet.

Again, these are just five of the many yoga poses that you can alternate between by stringing them together. What are your favorite yoga poses? Share it in the comments below!

Yoga has a great way of helping us to focus and de-stress, but I sometimes feel that, like many types of exercise, it is also good for building muscle. It is also a great way to build strength, flexibility, and stamina. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an advanced yogi, if you’re looking for a good place to start practicing yoga, this post is for you.