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10 Yoga Poses to Improve Circulation

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easy pose

1. easy pose with deep breathing

Sit cross-legged on the floor. If you’re dealing with poor circulation, you don’t want to sit criss-cross for too long, but a minute or so of deep, focused breathing should be fine. Focus on taking deep breaths in and exhaling completely.

mountain pose

2. mountain pose

Come to a standing position, with your feet just under your hips, arms by your sides, and spine straight. Imagine a string going up your spine and to the sky, pulling your body straight and strong. You can leave your hands at your sides or bring them into prayer position, like in the photo. Stand here for a few deep breaths.

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3:26AM PDT on Jun 6, 2015

Found a great youtube session after googling 'yoga for neck and shoulder pain' 'Hatha yoga for neck and shoulder health', came up and it involves a few of these poses. I was suffering from a frozen shoulder and it has helped a lot. Would recommend watching a pro at work in order to get the poses right. This chap is pretty good

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6:50PM PDT on Nov 1, 2014

Nice postures! I've been my own yoga and martial arts to help out with circulation for some time. If your'e interested in other natural ways to boost circulation, check out :D

7:38AM PDT on Sep 26, 2014

I'm off......

2:36PM PDT on Sep 25, 2014

Just can't get my butt up in the air for that pose but the rest are doable.

4:31AM PDT on Sep 25, 2014

Once again yoga is great for almost anything that ails you. My favorite asana is the shoulder stand.

4:05AM PDT on Sep 25, 2014

Already knew and do some of the positions... will give it a go on the others ;-)

3:34AM PDT on Sep 1, 2014

Oh, thank you!!

9:16PM PDT on Aug 31, 2014

Thanks for the post.

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