You’re probably wondering, why bother with mobility? Mobility is an indication of how efficiently we move, and working on it helps us reduce injuries that can come from doing other exercises or simple, daily activities i.e. squatting, bending and leaning over.
When it comes to exercises that help increase one’s flexibility, yoga stands out. This ancient Indian exercise helps reduce lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome. The best part about yoga is that it doesn’t matter what your size and fitness levels are, you can still do basic poses without much of a challenge. When correctly done, yoga also helps to improve your overall posture, gently stretches joints and body parts like the hips, thighs, knees, and ankles, while also relieving back and neck pain.
While traditional yoga continues to enjoy evergreen interest, different types of yoga have also been introduced to meet its increasing popularity. Hot yoga expounds on cardio, while aqua and aerial yoga help to relieve stress on the joints through movements in water or by suspension in yoga hammocks.