Yoga is an oriental discipline which, if practiced daily, helps to maintain a healthy circulation and to feel more agile and snappy.
In yoga , there are positions, defined as "asanas" specially selected that can be of particular help to normalize the flow of blood in damaged blood vessels, relax the muscles or, on the contrary, tone them.
Often the formation of leg disorders such as varicose veins in the lower limbs is due to an upper block, such as venous stasis in the pelvis or liver. Therefore, asanas aim to normalize blood circulation in these areas and therefore should be added to the daily routine.
Here are the 5 Asanas to improve circulation and feel lighter and more mobile.
- Viparita Karani
Lie on your back and put your feet on the wall using it for support. Raise the pelvis to the desired level. Rolled towels or special rolls can be used to perform the asana. If it is difficult to raise the pelvis, only raise the legs. Breathe deeply without tension and relax by staying in this position for 1-2 minutes.
Sit on your buttocks, bending your knees and stretching your feet. Tilt your body about 60 ° back while keeping straight, lift your legs and straighten them at the same angle. Stretch your arms on both sides of your legs parallel to the floor. Breathe evenly and stay still for 30 seconds in this position. Gradually increase the duration of this asana.
- Baddha Konasana
Sit on the floor and bring your feet together and pull them as close as possible to your pelvis. Keep your knees as low as possible and keep your back straight, turning the soles of your feet. Stay like this for 30-60 seconds. Over time, increase the duration of this asana.
Stand up straight with your hands on your hips. Inhale, and then lean forward as you exhale and relax your back. Put your hands on the floor or, if not successful, hold on to your shins or some special support. Hold your breath while remaining in this asana then, with a full breath, relax and slowly straighten up to the starting position.
Get on your knees with your pelvis between your legs. Let your feet touch your hips. Straighten your back without tilting your head down. Remain like this for 2-3 minutes.
It should be noted that, to obtain the effect, it is not necessary to perform all five asanas. Just pick one you like, but it needs to be done consistently to get results. However, it is advisable to give preference to the former (Viparita Karani).
Good daily practice