5 Yoga Poses with Big Health Benefits

Why do yoga?  The short answer is that yoga makes you feel better.  Practicing the postures, breathing exercises and meditation makes you healthier in body, mind and spirit. Yoga lets you tune in, chill out, shape up — all at the same time.  Even for the yoga beginners these 5 simple, easy poses can do wonders for your health and help you feel good.   

Child’s Pose – Aside from bringing total relaxation, child’s pose stretches the lower back and shoulders, opens the hips, and even helps fight insomnia.

Butterfly Pose – This pose relieves stress and tiredness, improves flexibility, opens up the hips and thighs and stimulates the reproductive and digestive organs.

Cat Cow Pose –  improves posture and balance, and  strengthens and stretches the neck, arms, abdomen, and back.

Yoga Squat Pose – The pose helps stretch the groin and lower back, tones the belly, and also releases tension in the hips and knees.

Downward Facing Dog Pose – This widely-recognized pose benefits the entire body by building stronger hands and wrists and relieving lower back pain. It also helps reduce symptoms of menstruation and menopause as well as helping prevent osteoporosis.