“Yoga Journal” cites that when performed correctly, the dragon pose should be held for approximately one to five minutes. Start with your hands and knees on the ground. Bring your left foot between your hands and slide your right foot back, ending up in a lunge position. Bring your hands to your left knee and hold the pose. Alternate to the right leg, and repeat.
Sit down on the floor, with your left shin touching the ground, and your right leg on top of the left leg, with your right outer ankle touching the left thigh near the knee. Align your crossed legs with your stomach, and sit up straight. “Yoga Journal” cites that this pose stretches the muscles in the thighs and bottom, which activates the meridians in the kidneys and liver.
According to the website Yoga Basics, the upward bow backbend pose stimulates the energy channels. This allows for healthier internal organs. Begin by lying on the ground; next rise up by placing your feet close to your sit bone and your hands close to your head. Your fingers should be pointing away from you. Engage your bottom and lift it off the ground; take two breaths, once you are in this position. Then bring your shoulder blades off the ground, and take two additional breaths. Last, bring your head off the ground and take two more breaths. You can repeat the pose, if desired.
The cat/cow combination helps massage the organs in the stomach, improving their health. According to the “Yoga Journal,” this flow is gentle and relaxing. Start with your hands and knees on the ground. Your hands should align with your shoulders, and your legs should align with your hips. Your back should be flat when you begin. Slowly arch your back, bend your neck, bringing your head to the ground, to create cat pose. After you return to a flat back, you should curve your spine, bringing your stomach toward the floor and your head looking up, to form cow pose.