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Heart Openers

Updated: Jun 3


Heart openers in yoga are poses that open up your chest. Strengthening and stretching your chest, back and shoulders. Helping to better your posture and your breathing!


Try one right now - take a deep breath in through your nose, lift your chest up and roll your shoulders down and back then exhale fully. Can you notice a difference to your posture and breathing already?


There are many amazing benefits to practicing heart openers.


Including–


· Increases flexibility

· Boosts energy

· Helps to relieve depression

· Reduces stress and anxiety

· Helps to release blocked emotions



My favourite way to energise my body in the morning or even when I have a spare few minutes in the afternoon is with a couple of full wheel poses - as an energy booster there’s nothing quite like it, way better than a cup of coffee! Also, by including heart openers in your practice you may experience more openness to love, compassion, increased self-confidence and a boost to your self-esteem!


Some heart opening poses you could try are -


· Cow

· Puppy

· Half Camel or Full Camel

· Locust

· Floor Bow.

· Low Bridge

· Full Wheel

· Fish


Heart openers could also be very beneficial to you if you spend a lot of time sitting for your work. When we sit with our shoulders and back hunched forward, we can create tightness and tension in our s