6 Yoga Chest Opener Exercises And Its Benefits. #5 Will Give Your Body A Good Physique And Flexibility.


Yoga is all about strengthening the mind and body connection because they are both reflections of each other, and if your chest is deteriorating in, then your heart and mind are probably going along with it. In today’s life, the physical demands of continuously sitting at the computer or behind the wheels tend to round the shoulders forward and bring on a turtle neck, causing the upper body to go in a defeated slump. Here are some benefits of yoga chest opener, which will surely inspire your heart and mind to expand.

We bring to you the 6 chest opener exercises, which will improve your respiration, open up your chest and bring overall wellness.

Also read: The Successful Tips And Best Workout Plans For your Body Type.

1. Virabhadrasana 2 (Warrior 2)

This position is one of the most graceful postures in yoga  It stretches the legs, ankle, groin and makes the leg muscles strong, to be able to stand for the other asanas. This is especially beneficial for athletes, fitness freaks, and people who walk or cycle a lot. It also relieves backaches during pregnancy.

  1. Stand erect with your feet slightly apart
  2. Step forward so that your feet are 4 feet apart with one foot in front of the other
  3. Breathe and raise your arms parallel to the floor
  4. Push your body forward and bend your left knee over the left ankle, keeping your hips even
  5. Press your tailbone slightly toward your pubis and turn your head to the left and look out over your fingers
  6. Stay in this position for 30 seconds to 1 minute
  7. Now to release, straighten your knees and turn your heels so, that they are parallel, then release your arms with an exhalation.
  8. After breathing calmly, repeat this pose with the positions of your feet interchanged

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2. Trikonasana (Triangle posture)

This posture not only is a chest opener, it also strengthens the legs, knees, ankles, arms and chest. It increases physical and mental balance and helps improve digestion, also reduces anxiety, stress, backache and pain affecting the hip and outer side of the leg.

  1. Stand erect with your feet slightly apart
  2. Step forward so that your feet are 4 feet apart with one foot in front of the other
  3. Turn your right foot out 90 degrees and the left foot in by 15 degrees.
  4. Inhale deeply and as you exhale, bend your body to the right, downward from the hips, keeping the waist straight, allowing your left hand to come up in the air while your right hand comes down towards the floor. Keep both arms in straight line.
  5. Rest your right hand on your shin, ankle, or the floor outside your right foot. Stretch your left arm toward the ceiling, in line with the tops of your shoulders. Keep your head in a neutral position or turn it to the left, eyes gazing softly at the left palm.
  6. Make sure your body is bent sideways and not backward or forward. Keep your pelvis and chest wide open.
  7. Try to stretch maximum and be steady. Breathe deeply and relax the body more and more. Just be with the body and the breath.
  8. While you inhale, come up, bring your arms down to your sides, and straighten your feet.
  9. Repeat the same on the other side.

 

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