Women can benefit from yoga in a multitude of ways, from experiencing inner peace to improving flexibility, posture, and fitness. But, aside from providing relief from stress and pain, yoga works deeply within your body, aiding important internal functions. You’ll be on your way to a healthier, stronger, more grounded life by starting with our four types of fantastic yoga poses for women.

Weight-Bearing Poses

Weight-bearing poses stimulate calcium retention in your bones. Improved calcium retention prevents weakening ailments like osteoporosis. Try poses like the half pushup or the plank pose to encourage your bones to retain calcium and to improve your balance and strength.

Inversion Poses

The plow pose, supported head stand, and feathered peacock pose are all examples of inversion poses, which help regulate the thyroid and parathyroid glands to maintain good hormone production – essential for improving your metabolism and controlling proper calcium levels. Because these are also weight-bearing poses, you also get the added benefit of aiding calcium retention.

Standing Poses

You’ll be able to engage your full range of motion, improve your balance, and increase bone calcium retention with standing poses, such as the mountain pose, downward-facing dog, and warrior pose.

Twist Poses

Twist poses benefit your adrenal glands, which regulate essential hormones such as estrogen, cortisol, testosterone, and adrenalin – all fundamental to your health and vitality.  It is important to keep your hormones in balance to feel your best, so try poses such as the twisted chair or Marichi’s pose.