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How to Get Your Yoga on When You’re a Busty Gal

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Getting your yoga on when you have a couple of boulders strapped to your chest can be challenging to say the *very* least, but yoga can be so beneficial for both your physical and mental health, so you shouldn’t have to miss out just because you have big boobs!

June 21st is International Yoga Day, and to celebrate we’ve scoured the web and spoken to a few yogis to put together this list of boob-friendly yoga poses that will have you saying “om” in no time.

So without further ado, chuck on your SugarCandy* and some sweats and let’s get bendy!

1. Accomplished Pose

Begin seated with your legs straight out in front of you. From here, bend your right knee and place your heel near your groin area. Bend your left knee and rest your left ankle on top of your right, tucking your toes in between your right thigh and calf. Place your hands on your knees, with your palms facing down or up.

This beginner’s pose is fantastic for toning the lower spine, balancing the reproductive system, and focussing the mind.

Tip: Alternate which leg you pop on top to increase your flexibility on both sides.

2. Upward Facing Dog Pose

Lying on your tummy, bend your elbows and place your hands next to your chest with your forearms perpendicular to the floor. Press your hands into the floor and begin to lift your torso up, keeping your legs straight. Lift your torso further and raise your hips and thighs. Tilt your head back slightly while keeping your arms straight and legs strong.

When done correctly, this pose will strengthen your arms and stretch your shoulders and chest.

3. Triangle Pose

Starting in a standing position with your legs three feet apart, turn your right toes outwards and your left toes slightly inwards. Inhale and stick out your left hip while sliding both arms to the right, parallel to the floor. Now exhale and rotate your arms, so that your left is up and your right is resting against your right leg. Reach your fingertips away from each other so that they form a straight line, with your shoulders stacked on top of each other. Hold for 3-6 breaths. Repeat on the other side.

This pose engages your whole body, strengthens your core, opens your hips and shoulders and stretches your legs. Win, win, win!

4. Tree Pose

Beginning in a standing position with your feet together and your inner ankles and knees touching, bring your hands together at the centre of your chest. Shift your weight to your right foot, bend your left knee and place the sole of your foot on the inside of your thigh. After taking 5-10 deep breaths, exhale and switch sides.

Although this one is a beginner pose, it can be harder than it looks. Once you have it down pat, though, it will help you strengthen and find balance in your legs, all while keeping you centred, steady and grounded.

5. Reverse Plank

Begin seated with your legs straight out in front of you and place your hands behind you with your fingertips pointing towards your hips. Roll back your shoulders and press your press into your palms as you lift your hips off the ground with your tailbone pointing towards your heels.

This pose provides relief for those who spend hours sitting at a desk and driving each day.

6. Warrior Pose

Begin standing with your feet hip distance apart and your hands by your sides. Exhale and step your feet around 4-5 feet apart, keeping your heels aligned with each other. Turn your right foot out 90° and pivot your left foot slightly so that your back toes are at a 45° angle. Raise your arms out straight at shoulder height, aligned directly over your legs with your palms facing down. Bend your front knee so that your shin is perpendicular to the ground, keeping your head directly over your tailbone. Repeat for the same amount of time on the opposite side.

This final pose stretches and strengthens the legs and ankles, stretches the groin, chest and shoulders, stimulates your abdominal organs and increases your stamina. How good!

So there you have it! Six simple yoga poses that are *totally* doable with big boobs. If you find you’re still having some issues getting into your favourite poses, check out our blog post all about fixing common yoga problems!

Disclaimer: SugarCandy does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Any information published on this website or by this brand is not intended as a substitute for medical advice, and you should not take any action before consulting with a healthcare professional.

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