If you ask me me is there any Yoga Poses For Firm Breast?
I would say YES!!
Women grow older
Our physical, mental body (breasts are no exceptions) go through the process of natural transformation which can have both positive and negative impact on our well-being and thought process.
We often hear people say that age is just a number and you are only as old as you feel!
It is however not easy to think and feel positive with body aches, weak eyesight, back pain, heavy dose of painkillers, etc.
Apart from the various health complications, the predictable changes in the physical body can also take a toll on one’s confidence and self-esteem, especially for women who have to deal with various menopause symptoms and also accept the wear and tear of their body such as skin losing its elasticity and muscles losing their strength and flexibility.
This sagging effect is most visible on woman’s breasts, which play a vital role in helping women maintain a positive body image.
Study shows that using right bras can only provide temporary lift and that in the long run, factors like gravity, density of breast tissue and skin elasticity contribute towards making the breast look firmer and youthful.
Apart from some basic lifestyle changes, such as eating right food, avoiding extreme diet plans to avoid extreme weight gain/loss, avoiding smoking and drinking and staying active, we can include basic yoga poses in our daily routine to maintain a healthy and strong upper body.
Yoga has shown us how we can embrace old age and experience ageing as a pleasant process.
The following is a list of simple yoga poses that can be practiced daily to help you maintain fab and firm bosoms and most importantly a healthy body and mind as these exercises stretch the chest, expand the lungs to full capacity and bring more oxygen into the system.
Give a try to these 5 yoga poses for a firm breast!
- Dwikonasana (double angle pose)
- Trikonasana (triangle pose)
- Kumbhakasana or Santolanasana (plank pose)
- Dhanurasana (bow pose)
- Salamba Sirsasana (supported headstand)
Keep reading to learn how…
Dwikonasana (double angle pose)
Stand with legs firmly rooted to the ground, with feet hip-distance or 2 feet apart. Inhale, extend the arms behind and interlock your fingers.
Exhale and bend forward from the hips (90 degrees) such that torso and face are parallel to the floor.
Simultaneously, raise the arms behind the back as high as possible without strain. Stay here for a few breaths.
To release the posture, lower the arms to the back and straighten your body as you inhale. Repeat this 5 to 10 times.
This simple stretch helps strengthen the muscles between upper spine and shoulder blades, develops and maintain chest and neck and is also recommended for young/growing bodies.
Trikonasana (triangle pose)
Stand with your feet at least 3 feet apart.
Turn the right foot out to 90 degrees and left foot can continue being straight or adjust by turning it in (15 degrees or so.)
Inhale and stretch the arms sideways, raising them to shoulder level. Exhale and bend to the right, taking care not to bend the body forward or bend the knee.
Place your right palm on right ankle/foot and stretch the left hand up towards the ceiling.
Keep the arms in line with each other and if comfortable stretch the left arm forward, bringing it in line with left ear.
Look at the left fingertips. Stay here for a few breaths and return to the upright position with arms in a straight line. Repeat the same stretch on the left side.
Apart from giving deep stretch on the sides of the trunk, it helps strengthen pelvic area and thorax, tone reproductive organs, improves blood flow, alleviates nervous depression and also helps reduce waistline.
Kumbhakasana or Santolanasana (plank pose)
Begin on all fours or from marjariasana. With your toes grasping the ground, straighten the knees, move the shoulders forward and drop your buttocks until your body forms a straight line from head to toe.
You can also get into plank from prone position. Lie down on your stomach and lift up your body on both hands.
Focus the gaze on a fixed point in front and increase the duration with practice. You can also include push-ups in your routine.
This is a great pose to engage the core and build upper body strength, tone arms, shoulders, thighs and strengthen the pectoral muscles that support breasts and keep them from sagging.
Dhanurasana (bow pose)
Lie flat on the stomach with legs together and arms besides the body. Bend the knees and bring the knees close to the buttock. Grasp the ankles with your hands.
Engage the leg muscles and push the feet back and upward while raising the head and chest as high as you can, without straining.
Use the backward stretch of the legs to lift the lower body higher and stretch the upper body. Stay here for a few breaths and exhale to release and rest in prone.
Bow pose gives a deep stretch to the entire body and helps free nervous energy in thoracic area and improves respiration.
It helps shape the breasts, improve blood circulation, remove stiffness from the back and realign the spinal column. It also helps reduce menstrual disorders.
Salamba Sirsasana (supported headstand)
This is an advanced asana. If you have never practiced headstand before, seek expert’s guidance, use wall support or practice sarvangasana (shoulder stand).
For headstand, start from vajrasana or balasana and place your forearms in the front with your elbows in triangle shaped position, on the mat. Fingers remain interlaced. Place the head down (in the formed cup) so that the crown touches the palms. Lift your knees and slowly begin to walk your legs forward. Slowly raise your legs upwards, balancing the body and gradually straightening the legs. Stay here for as long as you are comfortable.
Notice how the breath and thoughts slow down. To return, slowly bring the legs down and place them on the mat. Rest in child’s pose.
In this upside down posture, the heart works against gravity and increases the supply of oxygenated blood to the brain and entire body and helps flush out toxins. It relaxes all organs that work 24/7, helps boost immunity and is a great posture to build upper body strength and overall physical and mental balance.
Useful rule of the thumb is to practice asanas that make your breasts work against gravity and help develop muscles underneath your breasts. This will enhance their shape and add that extra oomph naturally!