The body of a female goes through many kinds of changes in a lifetime. From a little girl to a married woman and from a mother to menopause, different phases of life result in fluctuation in health, fitness levels and body weight. To maintain a proper balance and lead a fit life, women must concentrate on following a combination of breathing exercises and physical workouts.

This combination can only be provided by Yoga. Yoga not only provides a physical wellbeing but also a psychological one. But from the many effective yoga poses, which poses should a woman practice? Well, there are many good yoga postures which every woman must incorporate in her physical workout. The following are the top 5 of them:

1. Camel Pose: Back Bend

camel poseThis pose if good for the spine as it helps to strengthen it and opens up the chest and thighs as well.  It helps one to develop a good posture, especially for those females who spend a lot of their time sitting down in office or at home.  This pose must only be attempted by those women who know that there back is strong as it requires bending the back backwards.  It moves the spine in the opposite direction of sitting down and hence works well for it.

2. Triangle Pose: Side Bend

triangle poseTriangle pose required side bending and is another one which every woman must include in her physical workout schedule everyday. This pose helps to tone up the waist and helps to reduce the tension in the shoulders as well. It makes the hamstrings much more flexible and can be done by holding 5 breaths on each of the side.  It helps the body to become more streamlined and relaxed. It is easy to do and can be done almost anywhere.

3. Sitting Spinal Twist: Twist Pose

sitting spinal twistThis is a sitting twist pose which is superb for the spine. It requires the rotation of the spine and helps in its lengthening. You can do this pose by holding on each side for 5 breaths. It is a lovely pose for those who wish to release the tension in their muscles on each side of the spine.  It improves blood circulation and detoxifies the body. You can do this every morning for a much relaxed day afterwards.

4. Downward Facing Dog: Inversion Pose/Forward bend

downward facing dogThis is a very popular yoga posture which every female must include in her workout. It is easy to achieve and is superb for quickly releasing the tightness in the hamstrings, back as well as the calves.  This one too can be done anywhere, anytime.

5. One Leg Standing Balance: Balance Pose

This is a balancing pose which can help prevent falls, improve the sporting performance and strengthen the core. One must try holding the pose for as long as they can and both with eyes open and eyes closed.  Practicing against the wall the first few times could be a good idea.