Yoga has been a major fitness craze these past few years. And it's given us the chance to witness a handful of our favorite babes bending their bodies in the most flexible ways possible. We’re no yoga experts—heck, we don’t even know a thing about it, honestly. So whenever we see stretches, backbends, and headstands on Instagram, we can’t help but be amazed.
Luckily, there’s no shortage of yoga poses on our IG feed, thanks to some celebrities who do it wherever they can. Whether they’re at the gym, in a dance studio, in their room, and even at the beach, there's just no stopping these yogi chicks from doing their thing. Below are some of the hottest yoga poses we’ve seen (and double-tapped) so far, and the benefits of practicing them (it’s not just for photo-op purposes, FYI!).
Name: Sirsasana (Headstand)
Benefits: Increases blood flow to the brain; strengthens your arms, shoulders, and core muscles; and boosts your energy and stamina.
Name: Anjaneyasana (Crescent Moon)
Benefits: Stretches your thighs and groin, and opens your chest.
Name: Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)
Benefits: Aids in digestion, relieves swollen legs, helps calm a headache, relaxes the mind, and improves circulation to the upper body and brain.
Name: Natarajasana (Dance Pose)
Benefits: Strengthens your chest, ankles, hips, and legs; increases your metabolism and helps in weight loss, aids in digestion, and improves posture.
Name: Makara Adho Mukha Svanasana (Dolphin Plank Pose)
Benefits: Relives headache, fatigue, and backache; strengthens the arms and legs; tones the abdominal muscles; and improves digestion.