Healthy blood circulation is essential for your health and wellbeing as it carries oxygen and essential vital nutrient throughout the body. Healthy blood circulation is good for your skin, keeping energy, cell growth and boosts your physical and mental ability. It also removes the waste out of the cell which is very much important for the wellbeing of the body. When it comes to healthy blood circulation movement is the key and yoga is one of the best tool and accessible tool to increase blood circulation throughout the body.
It has so many yoga asanas that can help in increasing the blood circulation of an individual. Although these yoga poses are very easy and can be performed by any practitioner yet it is advised to practice these poses under the guidance of a certified yoga teacher under a yoga teacher training programs of a yoga school in Rishikesh to avoid any complications.
Here are the top five yoga pose to improve your blood circulation
Start with Tadasana keeping your feet firmly on the ground and hands on your hips. Take a deep inhale stretch your hands over your head and as you exhale bend slowly from your hips while lengthening your front torso. Keep your arms hanging or place them near your feet. Bend your knees a little if you are having a tight hamstring. Stay in the pose for at least 20 to 30 seconds and then release.
Forward fold increases the blood circulation towards the brain.
From a tabletop, pose sit on your knees keeping your rest of the body straight. Place your hands on your lower back and palm over your hips. Now slowly push your pelvis towards the front while arching your spine back and touch your heels with the arms. Stay in the pose for at least 5 to 6 breath and slowly returns yourself to the initial position.
Camel pose improves the blood circulation throughout the body, especially to the lungs and heart.
Downward dog pose
Start from the tabletop position with your knees right under your hips and wrist under the shoulder. Take a deep inhale and as you exhale lift your hips towards the ceiling making an inverted ‘V’ keeping your palms firmly pressed onto the mat. Bend your knees a little to avoid rolling back of your spine. Let your head and neck relax and breath deeply. Stay in the pose for 6 to 7 breaths and release.
Downward dog pose is great for promoting circulation as it put your heard above your head hence facilitate blood circulation towards the head.
Stand in tadasana and widen your legs up to 3 to 4 feet. Take your right foot forwards and your draw your left feet inwards at an angle of 45 degrees. Inhale and as you exhale bend your body to the right from the hips. Keep your waist straight and stretch your left arm in the air with the palm facing towards the ceiling and right arms over your shin. Stay in the pose for 30 seconds and then repeat it with left leg.
Triangle pose increases the blood circulation towards the upper torso however if you are suffering from high blood pressure avoid this pose.
Lie down on your yoga mat and keep your feet clung together. Now slowly start lifting your legs towards the ceiling till your body forms a right angle with your body. Bend your elbows and put your palms onto the lower back so that your body weight should be on your arms not on our shoulders. Stay in the pose for 5 to 10 deep breaths and get back to normal position.
This inverted yoga pose facilitates the circulation of impure blood from the legs towards the heart.