Let me share my experience when I started yoga, I was shocked at the improvements in flexibility I experienced. I had to pull to reach past my knees in my first and second yoga class, so it was a wide shock when a few months later my fingers brushed my toes during a forward bend.
Here are 5 things I’ve since learned about flexibility from researching, speaking to other yogis, and simply by observing and staying in tune with my body.
Don’t Force It
Folksy ideas about stretching and flexibility assume that stretching should be forceful and perhaps even agonizing. While it’s true that some force is required to stretch the muscles, flexibility is as much mental as it is physical.
Balance the Body
We know that one side of the body is more flexible than the other, and then spend more time in poses on that side because they’re easier or more comfortable. The other day you practice,concentrate to your body and see which side is more flexible. Then, modify your practice so that you’re spending longer in poses targeting the less flexible side. Do this until the flexibility in your body becomes balanced.
Use the Breath
This ties into the idea of ‘not forcing it’ we talked about earlier. Breathing slowly and deeply—yet naturally, relaxes the body, which allows your body to feel more comfortable and safe going into deeper stretches and postures.
Try Yin Yoga
If you have already done like Power Yoga or Vinyasa Yoga that stress holding poses for a short time, you might want to consider incorporating a slower style of yoga, like Yin Yoga, into your yoga practice.
Change Your Diet
To switch to ‘alkaline diet’ increases their flexibility without even making any other changes. For a more flexible along with healthy body, increase your intake of vegetables, especially dark, leafy and wild greens, fruits, herbal teas, nuts and seeds, and spices like turmeric and ginger.
If you inherit all these method in your life, no one stop you to improve Your flexibility.