9 Ultimate Yoga Poses For Shape and Flexibilty


Maha Mudra is best done in the morning when the stomach is empty. It creates a good ambience for meditation practices, hence should be done before the start of meditation.
Not advisable for heart patients and those with short temperment. Start the meditation with this yoga pose.

Bakasana or Crane Pose:

Bakasana is a compact arm leveling posture that helps in strengthening the arms similarly as the abdominal organs. The anatomical focus of this pose is that the wrists.
Practicing it on regular basis Strengthens forearms, wrists and shoulder.

Hasta Uttanasana or Raised Arm Pose:

Hasta Uttanasana or the raised arms pose is part of the Sun Salutation series of asanas.
It stretches and tones the muscles of the abdomen.
It expands the chest and the rib cage resulting in full intake of oxygen. The lung capacity is fully utilised.

Kukkutasana or The Cockerel Pose:

Kukkuṭāsana helps in the strengthening of the joints as the wrists, elbows and shoulders; helps in the improvement of the digestive system; increases the balance in the body.This asana is very beneficial for women in overcoming the hip pain and discomfort from menstruation.

Padahatasana or Standing Forward Bend:

Padahastasana, or the standing forward bend's benefit is to stretch the entire backside of the body from the head to the heels.It Relieves digestive problems such as constipation, Invigorates the nervous system and Increases the supply of blood to the brain.


It releases the stress in the body and revitalizes it by affecting the physical and mental aspects of the body.It gives a full body stretch which improves the blood circulation around the body.The regular practice of this pose prevents the potential onset of muscles and joint related problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatic stiffness, and arthritis.

Trikonasana or Triangle Pose

The practice of this asana improves the flexibility of the spine, corrects alignment of the shoulders; relieves backache, gastritis, indigestion, acidity, flatulence; massages and tones the pelvic organs, corrects the effects of a sedentary lifestyle or faulty posture, assists treatment of neck sprains, reduces stiffness in the neck, shoulders and knees, strengthens the ankles and tones the ligaments of the arms and legs.

Eka Pada Sirasana or Foot Behind Head Pose

This yoga pose increases the blood flow especially in your back and improves your hemoglobin levels. With the increased blood flow toxins are removed that accumulate if the blood flow is slow or interrupted. Eka Pada Sirsana helps people who suffer from anemia and also from nervous trembling.

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