5 Yoga Moves to Improve Circulation
Caring for your circulation might not be the sexiest to-do item on your health list but it’s an important factor considering whole-body fitness. Without proper circulation the body can suffer from swelling (especially in the lower extremities) as well as stiff muscles and joints, lack of energy and a dangerous deficiency of oxygen to and from the heart.
Yep, kind of important.
One of the best and most low-impact ways to improve circulation is by practicing yoga. Whether you’re a beginner or warrior-pose master, these yoga moves will help increase circulation throughout your entire body, helping you feel energized and even help with weight loss.
LEGS IN AIR
This move uses gravity to stretch out muscles and force blood to work its way back to the heart.
Begin by lifting your bended knees either up against a wall or with the help of a block (see photo). Using your core, straighten the legs up toward the ceiling and press your pelvis and shoulders into the mat. Once stable, flex your feet by pulling your toes towards your face. Hold this pose for 10 breaths.