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Binding Yoga Poses
Binding Yoga Poses
If you've tried yoga before, you know how beneficial it is for stretching and opening up your entire body from head to toe. However, you can upgrade individual moves to make them even more powerful, which is known as a bind.
A yoga bind position entails placing one hand over one area of your body and holding it with the other hand wrapped around the opposite side. Interlacing your hands behind your knee in a twist is an example. You're essentially strengthening the shape's structure so that your muscles can relax and you can sink deeper into the posture. Consider yourself at an extended side angle. With a bind, you can turn it into an extended side angle by bringing your top arm behind your back towards the opposite hip and your bottom arm down in front of the bent knee, with that hand coming behind the other side of your leg to clasp your other hand. It's difficult, yet it lengthens your muscles more than usual. The best thing about binds is that they're ideal for bent shoulders and rounded shoulders. Binding gives you a unique shoulder opening that you won't find anywhere else. It's impossible to mimic the way that binds pull that top shoulder back and truly opens it up and externally rotates it. Binding lengthens the spine and rolls the shoulders back, which is especially beneficial if you spend all day in front of a computer. Noose Pose, Eagle Pose, Cow Face Pose, Half Moon Pose, and Extended Side Angle Pose are examples of binding poses that allow you to employ the strength of one portion against the strength of another. When gripping one foot, for example, you can use your arm muscles to counteract your leg muscles.
It's critical to warm up your muscles and shoulders before attempting the poses listed above, as well as to ensure proper alignment. If you're ready to give it a shot, be sure to incorporate the five yoga poses mentioned, and remember to breathe and relax.