Sitting for a long time, assuming incorrect postures but also the intense cold can cause stiffness and contracted muscles, which in turn can induce back pain, sciatica but also some forms of inflammation, such as cystitis. Today we see a yoga exercise useful for preventing these conditions, which is also capable of improving flexibility and stimulating the body's detox processes.
You are on your back, your legs are bent and your feet are on the ground. Bring your knees down to the right, exhaling, then inhale and bring your knees back to the starting position, then bring them down to the left, still exhaling. Continue like this for a few cycles.
Bring your right ankle on your left knee, right knee looks outward. With your hands, grab your left thigh and bring it towards your chest, in this way the left foot can be lifted off the ground. Stay in this position for a few breaths, which is very useful for sciatica. Then repeat on the other side.
Bring your knees bent to your chest. Lift your feet up so that the soles of your feet are facing the sky, your knees forming a right angle. Hands grab the heels, breathe. Then, extend the right leg upwards, the right hand slides along the thigh and the leg descends towards the ground without ever touching the floor. The hand presses down and the leg counteracts this pressure. Then return to the starting position and then repeat on the other side.
Get into a sitting position, cross-legged. Exhale and rotate the torso to the right, the left hand pressing against the right knee to allow for better rotation. Inhale and release, exhale and try to rotate a little more. Then repeat on the other side.
You are seated with your legs stretched out in front of you. Bring your right foot over your left. Then, grab your right knee and bring it closer to your chest, so your right foot comes close to your left hip. Rotate your torso to the left. With the right hand grab the right foot, the left hand is placed on the ground behind the back. Extend your right leg, keeping your torso rotated, exhale. Then return to the starting position and repeat on the other side.
Bring yourself onto your back, your arms are at your sides, breathe and take some more time for yourself, feeling the effects of this yoga sequence in your body.