Why stretching exercise is important for your body?

 

Nowadays people are so much busy with their work, eventually, they ignore their health badly. Sedentary lifestyle, continuous sitting on desk or computer for long hours at the job make you really very sick. The stiffness of the body is not good for health. We have seen in recent times that young people(age group 25-40) are dying because of sudden cardiac arrest. To deal with such condition, stretching of the body is very much essential. In this article,  we explore 5 easiest stretching exercise for the body. You can do it in the morning or as per your schedule on daily basis.

 

1. Neck Rotation:

 

Rotate your neck 5 times clockwise and repeat the same anti-clockwise. Up and down your neck for 5 times and repeat the same for both sides movement. It will strengthen your neck muscle. If you have prolonged neck pain then you should consult your doctor before doing this exercise.

 

2. Baddh Konasana (Butterfly pose):

 

 

It is seated asana and it looks like a flying butterfly. Practice it 2-3 minutes daily on empty stomach.

 

It helps to strengthen inner thighs, knees, and groins. It helps to stimulate abdominal organs, prostate glands, ovaries, and kidneys. It soothes sciatica pain.

 

3. Vashistasana (Side plank pose):

 

To begin side plank pose, you have to lift your slightly and shift your body weight on your right arm. Your left arm should be straight up towards the sky. You can practice it exactly as per image is shown here.

 

It stretches your wrists and strengthens them. It strengthens your legs and abdomen. It improves your balance. It also strengthens arms and shoulder.

 

4. Ardha Matsyendrasan (Half twisted yoga pose):

 

Ardha Matsyendrasan (Half twist yoga pose) is a stretching exercise of the spinal cord. It strengthens back muscle. Practice it as per image is shown here. Breathe normally and hold this posture for 15-20 seconds. It is fish like posture that is why it is called as ardh matsyendrasan.

 

It improves the function of a vertebra of the spine. It stretches back muscle and spine. It helps in release stiffness of the hip muscle. It cures back problem and also beneficial in the slipped disc. It also helps in diabetes, cervical spondylitis, and constipation.

 

5. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose):

 

In this asana, you have to raise the upper part of the body while feet are lying down. Hold your body 10 to 15 seconds in this position. Repeat this 2 to 3 times.

It is good for the kidney. It treats back pain. It is good for asthma and improves the digestive system. It is good stress management. It also prevents thyroid problems.

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