What is a yoga bind?

yogic binds

Do you know what takes a normal yoga pose and makes it a bind?

Well, yogic binds involve rotating the torso and shoulders and clasping the hands together.

They require both focus and flexibility.

yogic binds

Benefits include:

  • Takes your yoga practise to the next level
  • Engages muscles
  • Aids digestion
  • Builds strength, flexibility, focus and mental balance

Great yoga poses to try a bind:

  • Sage Marichi I
  • Side Angle
  • Half Lord of The Fishes
  • Noose Pose

Tip for beginners:

If you find it challenging to clasp your hands, try using a strap, belt or tie to extend the arms, until you get more used to the practise.

Follow the step-by-step instructions in the infographic below to some classic yogic binds – I would love to know how you get on 😊




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This month’s guest blog has been kindly submitted by Health Perch – A digital health magazine – and shared by Simply Soulful Yoga, with many thanks.