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The Relationship Between Breathing, Strength and Flexibility in Yoga

One of the movements we often do in yoga is uddiyana. Uddiyana involves the contraction of three core muscle groups: the perineal muscle located between the genitals and the anus, the diaphragm and the oblique abdominal muscles. These three muscle groups are contracted while coming up from a squat during exhalation. The perineum is drawn up wile the stomach muscles are drawn in and the diaphragm up. All of this is done while breathing out coming up from the squatting position. This movement does take practice and sometimes takes years to master.

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Office Chair Yoga – Side Stretch and Spine Twist

The benefits of yoga are well-documented. Flexibility, relaxed muscles, strength and tone, and the sense of calm you gain from doing yoga are great. But many individuals find that they do not have the time in their busy schedule to visit the gym, or even to spend some time in front of the TV with their favorite yoga video.

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