Author: Kathy Mitchell : USA

Luckily, there are some comfortable and easy yoga postures that are great for when you plan a weekend marathon of movie watching.

And like with any healthy lifestyle habit, you should also pick out healthy foods to eat during binge watching. Those who suffer from joint pain may find some of these poses uncomfortable in which case supplements for joint pain can help lubricate the joints.

Here are the Yoga Poses For Better Posture

1. Hero Pose

Kneel on the floor with the tops of your feet flat. Angle your big toes towards each other. Your torso should be leaning slightly forward.

If you find the pose slightly uncomfortable, you can put a blanket or bolster underneath your buttocks to reduce pressure.

Lay your palms on your lap and straighten your shoulder blades. This is a great posture-improving pose that requires minimum effort.

2. Half Lotus

Sit on the floor or couch with your legs crossed. Do this by placing one foot on the other leg tight close to your hip.

Press the hips down on the floor or couch and align your spine, so the crown of your head is at the length of your spine. Drop your shoulders down and back and push your chest upfront.

Make sure your face, jaw, and belly are relaxed. You can switch your legs if you start feeling any discomfort or pressure.

This is a common posture used in meditation, and it opens the hips, knees, and ankles. Those suffering from joint pain or taking supplements for joint pain relief should be cautious with this pose.

3. Sphinx pose

For this pose, you should lie on your belly with your upper body supported by your elbows. Put your elbows on your shoulders and your forearms on the floor or couch parallel to each other.

This pose is very subtle and requires absolutely no effort, no muscle stiffness, and no rigidity perfect for watching Netflix. You can put healthy foods to eat next to you while you're enjoying a film while in this pose.

4. Staff pose

Sit on the floor with your legs extended in front of you. To ensure your back is aligned, it is a good idea to sit with your back against a wall or couch. The upper back should be touching the wall and not the lower back.

Press your thighs against the floor and make sure your pubic bone and tailbone are equidistant on the floor. Now, imagine that your spine is a staff or vertical core of your torso.

5. Seated wide-legged forward bend

Sit down on the floor and spread your legs as far away as you find it comfortable. Your legs should spread straight on the floor.

Place a pillow under your belly against your thighs. Put your elbows on the pillow and support your upper body against your elbows.

Your buttocks should be rooted into the ground, and your spine and neck should feel extended.

This pose might require more effort than the previous, but it offers a wide range of benefits. The pose strengthens your hamstrings, opens your groin, and relieves any tension in the lower back.

Seated wide-legged forward bend

6. Resting Shiva

If you are feeling particularly lazy, then this is the perfect pose for you. Lie on your side and place one hand under your ear to support your head.

Push the bottom knee towards your body and let your upper knee rest over your lower knee. This is a great pose for anyone with lower back pain and for stabilizing your hips.

7. Bharadvaja's Twist

Sit on the floor next to the couch with your legs in front of you. Bend your knees and put your legs on your left side. One foot should go all away around you, and the other in front of you.


Bharadvaja Twist

If you feel that your butt is not fully on the floor, put a pillow underneath you to get full support. Pull your left shoulder blade slightly back and place your hand on the couch to get into a more relaxed pose.

This pose helps stretch your lumbar spine and improves hip joint flexibility. Reverse the position of the feet if you start feeling uncomfortable.


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Author Bio: Kathy Mitchell was born in the USA. She has done an MA in English Literature. She loves to publish her articles on different health and beauty websites. She is a regular contributor at Glozine Lifestyle. Follow her on Google+, Facebook and Twitter. 

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