Yoga for flexibility, today we train with the archer pose
In the video of today we will see a yoga sequence that will allow us to increase the flexibility of back, joints and hips, to improve the elasticity of the skin and to realize the archer yoga pose. The archer also improves balance and coordination and relaxes the nervous system.
You are sitting with your legs stretched out in front of you. Bend your right knee and pass your arms below your knee to lift your foot off the ground. Stretch your leg, bend your knee again and then stretch your leg. Go on in this way for a few times. Then change sides. Finally, pass your arms under both knees and, looking for the balance point, stretch both legs.
You are sitting on the mat. Bend your right leg, rest your knee on the ground making it fall outside and bring your heel close to the pelvis. Interlace your fingers and pass them under the left heel, which is raised off the ground. Stretch the leg in the yoga position of the heron. Repeat on the other side.
You are sitting on the mat. Your legs are stretched out in front of you. Raise your arms and, keeping your back straight, try to go down with your torso towards your feet. Arrive until you can, then lift your torso, breathe and try to go down a little lower than the first time, repeat to increase the flexibility of the back and the elasticity of the leg muscles. Hook your big toes with your index and middle fingers, lift your right leg, bend your knee and bring it close to your ear. Then stretch your leg and bring it back to the ground. Repeat the exercise for a couple of times until you can bring your foot close to your ear. Finally, try to stretch your leg in the complete position of the archer. Repeat with the other leg.