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Know your asana: Teardrop

After backbends, you need to relax the back and the neck. Teardrop is a posture used in warm-ups across different fitness regimes. It releases the muscles in the back and stretches the hamstrings.

What is so special about Teardrop?

This asana is used in contemporary studios. It is a great pose to release the back muscles, post standing-deep-backbends. Also, it stretches the hamstrings, while relaxing the torso.

Chakra-wise

The Swadhisthana chakra is stimulated in the Teardrop.  This chakra is associated with the emotional body, sensuality, and creativity. Its element is water. Thereby, its energy is characterized by flow and flexibility. The function of the sacral chakra is directed by the principle of pleasure

Benefits of Teardrop

  • Relaxes the back, shoulders and neck
  • Elongates the spine
  • Stretches the hamstring, while increasing flexibility
  • Increases blood circulation to the abdominal organs
  • Tones the core
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps relax the body, breath and the nervous system.

Pro-tip

Pull in the core while bending

Contra indications

Avoid incase of severe back injuries

Simple-relaxation poses are necessary. As they prevent injuries and keep the muscles supple after intense stretches. Therefore, don’t ignore or skip them, even if you are in a hurry!

Iti Jain

 

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ItI jain

Yogi. Blogger. Storyteller After, a decade of being a fitness enthusiast and various trial and errors with corporate jobs and teaching (post a PG degree in Management).



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