A lot of people think yoga poses can be made to look more exotic and fun, but according to a new study, the answer is a resounding yes.
The study, published in the British Journal of Physical Therapy, found that the “Yoga Belly” pose is the best for building confidence and health.
The poses include headstands, backbends, seated poses, seated headstand, seated legstands and more.
“In the future, it is clear that the benefits of yoga pose will be found in a range of healthy and challenging exercises,” said lead researcher Maria Simeone, MD, PhD, of the Royal College of Sports Medicine.
The authors also found that sitting on a chair with feet touching each other for 10 to 20 minutes a day for three months increased the size of the muscles in the back of the legs.
And the study also found a link between the type of yoga posture and the amount of time the body spends in a relaxed and comfortable position, including sitting, lying down, standing, standing up and walking.
In a study published last year, researchers found that yoga poses were most effective for strengthening and increasing flexibility, strength and power in the spine, which is the structure of the body that supports our bones.
They also found the “chin-up” pose was the best at increasing the size and strength of the glutes.
But in the study, Simeo-Posellas and colleagues found that more advanced poses were the best when they focused on strengthening the back and abs, while still maintaining a relaxed, comfortable posture.
In the new study of 2,600 adults, Simesone and colleagues examined how yoga poses helped people feel more relaxed and confident, which could translate into a happier, healthier and more balanced lifestyle.
“It seems like we need to start with the basics and work from there,” said Simeoni.
The new study found that in addition to improving posture, yoga poses also help to build strength and increase flexibility in the core muscles, the muscles that hold the spine together.
It also helped people to feel more confident in everyday life, according to the authors.
The findings of the study could be a huge step towards creating a healthier yoga experience for everyone, said Simesoni.
“The benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle, including yoga poses, are being well understood, and we should not underestimate the importance of a strong, flexible spine.”
For more tips on how to take your yoga practice to the next level, visit our article: 5 ways to improve your posture and health, or check out the article below to see how to improve the quality of your yoga classes.