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7 SURPRISINGLY EFFECTIVE YOGA POSES FOR BEAUTIFUL BREASTS

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As women, our boobs are a marker of womanhood. For most of us, our boobs are the first sign of the transition between childhood and becoming an adult, often long before our period crashes the party and makes us question if growing up is really for us.

Many of us remember putting on our first bra and thinking: Man, I feel like a woman! Nailed it, Shania. Of course, along with great boob comes great responsibility, and we have to learn how to make our unique boobs work for us. We study our boob-idols like Tyra Banks (how do her boobs look that good in literally anything?!) and watch with amazement as Jennifer Aniston pulls off the no-bra-tight-sweater look flawlessly. What are their secrets to firm and perky ta-tas? Well, ladies, the answer lies not in your boobs themselves, but in how you carry them.

POSTURE AND YOUR BOOBS

The best way to give the girls a wake-up call without going under the knife or strapping yourself into a complicated, triple push-up bustier, is to improve your posture. If you’re skeptical, try this:

Stand in front of a mirror bra-less or with minimal support. Slouch, letting your spine curve and shoulders cave. How are your boobs looking? Probably not so great.

Now, stand up tall. Straighten out your spine, tighten your abs, and set your shoulders back with confidence. See the difference? Now imagine what a little extra work strengthening and lengthening could do.

We’ve compiled seven of the best yoga moves out there that focus on specific postures to perk up and firm your beautiful breasts that will make you love your boobs once more.

7 YOGA MOVES FOR FIRM, BEAUTIFUL BOOBS

These seven yoga poses focus on three main areas: Your thoracic spine (the 12 vertebrae in your chest area that connect to your ribs), your core muscles, and of course stretching out your chest. When these areas are strong and open, perfect posture becomes your default and makes your boobs look young again.

1. WARRIOR POSE

Warrior pose (or Virabhadrasana) is a powerful pose meant to help you feel strong and confident. It will help you extend your thorax, making it stronger and capable of maintaining posture and lifting your boobs.

2. TRIANGLE POSE

Triangle pose (or Trikonasana) is all about lengthening. It will release and strengthen your thoracic spine and stretch the rest of your spine in the process. This long spine helps you stand tall and show off your boobs. Bonus: Triangle also improves blood flow if you need a mid-day pick up.

3. COBRA POSE

Cobra (or Bhujangasana) is an incredible thoracic stretch and ab-strengthener. Ab strength is key to not collapsing inward and hiding your boobs. Bonus: Cobra is a great way to increase lung volume so you can take deep, calming breaths.

4. BOW POSE

Bow pose (or Dhanurasana) is great for any of you well-endowed women out there whose boobs cause back pain. It stretches your whole spine and chest, and gives your boobs beautiful shape

5. CAMEL POSE

Camel (or Ustrasana) is another fantastic back-pain reliever. It will stretch out your chest and strengthen your thoracic spine to give your girls a lift.

6.  WHEEL POSE

Wheel pose (or Chakrasana) lengthens your spine from your tailbone to your neck, allowing your to stand up tall and proud, helping your boobs to stand out. Bonus: A quick Chakrasana when you’re feeling sluggish can lift fatigue and help heal a headache.

7. SUPPORTED HEADSTAND

Supported Headstand (or Salamba Sirsasana) is not for the faint of heart, and certainly not for a first-time yogi. That being said, it is a super-strengthener for the ligaments and muscles in your thorax and spine, and requires tremendous core strength. If you are a beginner, don’t worry – practice the other poses and work your way up to boob-yoga domination.

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Are There Any Yoga Asanas For Sagging Breasts?

Breast Sagging is a very common problem and can be caused due to a variety of reasons such as age, pregnancy and post pregnancy weight loss, breast feeding and smoking; heredity is also an influencing factor as it determines an individual’s skin elasticity [1]. Practices such as yoga have been found to be beneficial to help tone and tighten the breasts.

Sagging Breasts: How Can Yoga Help?

The benefits of yoga for the entire body have been widely studied including its ability to tone the body and increase flexibility. The breast is mainly fat and connective tissue and does not have any muscle which makes it difficult to shape and tone breasts. Having said that, exercises (including Yoga asanas) that open up your chest and shoulders, improve upper body posture, strengthen the back and sides can help reduce breast sagging.

Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)

This pose stretches the entire body (especially the upper body), tones muscles and improves posture.

Vrikshasana

Vrikshasana

  1. Stand in Tadasana or mountain pose with your toes and ankles touching, your pelvis perpendicular to the floor and your shoulders relaxed and open.
  2. Lift right leg and place your right foot on the inside of the left thigh, toes pointing downwards. Hence, you should be standing on your left leg and your weight should be on your left leg.
  3. Raise your hands from the sides and join the palms above your head.
  4. Stretch up the hands as far as possible. Hold as long as you can while breathing deeply.
  5. Slowly, bring the hands down and then bring down the right leg on the floor next to your left leg.
  6. Lift up the left leg and place the left foot on the inside of the right thigh.
  7. Lift both hands and join the palms above your head.
  8. Hold the pose as long as you can.
  9. Bring the arms down and put the leg down and relax.

Sarpasana (Cobra Pose)

This pose stretches the spine, strengthens the back and tones the abdomen and chest muscles.

Sarpasana

Sarpasana

  1. Lie down on your stomach with your hands near the chest.
  2. Lift the body from abdomen, while straightening the hands.
  3. Tilt your head backwards as you feel the stretch on the abs, spine and chest.
  4. Hold the position while breathing normally (5 – 10 breaths).
  5. Repeat 3-4 times.

Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

Dhanurasana stretches your spine, strengthens your back and opens up your chest and shoulders.

Dhunurasana

Dhunurasana

  1. Lie down on your stomach.
  2. Bend your knees and grab the ankles.
  3. On an inhale, pull your legs back – the upper body, including your chest will automatically be lifted up.
  4. Drop your chin if it feels good.
  5. Hold the position while breathing normally (about 5-10 breaths).

Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)

Trikonasana stretches your legs, hands and spine, opens up your chest and shoulders and tones your side muscles.

Trikonasana

Trikonasana

  • Stand with your feet wide apart. Make sure that your hips are facing front.
  • Turn your right leg, including your thigh, knee and foot, 90 degrees and the left leg 15 degrees to the right.
  • Stretch your upper body to the right.
  • Place right hand on the right shin, as far down as you can reach.
  • Lengthen your ribs and lift from the edge of your left hip.
  • Move your left arm towards the ceiling, with your palm facing forward.
  • Open the chest and turn your navel slightly upwards. You should feel a twist from your left hip up through the spine.
  • Increasing the twist on each exhalation.
  • Inhale and allow your body to come to standing. Repeat the pose on the other side.

Ushtrashasana (Camel Pose)

This pose stretches your spine, strengthens your back and opens up your chest.

Ushtrashasana

Ushtrashasana

  1. Kneel on the ground and place your hands on the hips.
  2. Straighten your spine and bend backwards slowly and try to touch your heels.
  3. Elongate your neck and curl your head backwards.
  4. Slide your hands to the soles of your feet
  5. Hold the position while breathing normally (around 20 seconds if you are a beginner or more if you have the required stamina).

References

  1. Rinker, B; Veneracion, M; Walsh, C (2008). “The Effect of Breastfeeding on Breast Aesthetics”. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 28 (5): 534–7

14 Yoga Poses for Weight Loss, To Tone, Strengthen and Detox Your Body

Yoga Poses

The true essence of yoga is strengthening the body, tightening the muscles, increasing the flexibility and reducing the level of stress.

It is performed through a series of yoga poses, called asanas that balance, strengthen and detoxify the body. The following 14 yoga poses will help you tone, strengthen, detox your body and lose weight.

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