Heart Opening Poses

Since February is the month of love, we will highlight some heart opening poses on the blog this month.  While these poses have much to offer us, as heart openers they offer numerous benefits including:

  • Improves posture
  • Strengthens the upper back
  • Increases lung capacity
  • Releases tension in the back and shoulders
  • Stimulates the thyroid and pituitary gland
  • Increases energy
  • Helps to clear the heart chakra

So, with all those benefits in mind, let’s head over to our mats and try these amazing heart openers…

  1. Bow pose
  2. Camel
  3. Bridge
  4. Wheel
  5. Cobra
  6. Fish
  7. Dancer’s pose
  8. Cow (from Cat/Cow pose)
  9. Puppy Pose
  10. Half Pigeon (with the variation of the overhead grip)

Whether you choose to try a few poses or make a full routine from the whole list, you will enjoy the benefits of these heart opening poses during the month of love and into the months to come.  Open your heart to all these poses have to offer. Namaste.

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