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March 24, 2023 2 min read

Modelling for photo shoots and videos can be taxing on the body. It requires standing for long hours and wearing high heels.

After a long day of work, your body and mind are likely to be feeling tense and stressed. Standing or walking long hours wearing heels can really tighten the hamstrings, quads and put a lot of pressure on the spine.

This complete restorative sequence can help release tight muscles, ease the spine and open up the hips. It can also help to calm the mind and prepare you for a good night's sleep.


We asked our inhouse model and yogi Sandhya De Angelis to show us her after work yoga practice. Here are some yoga postures that are perfect for practicing at the end of a long shoot day.


1. Suptapadangushtasan 1 or Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose: Standing continuously caused the leg muscles to become stiff and makes the back sore. This posture when practiced using a yoga belt as support, helps to release tight hamstrings and ease the spine.


Woman doing Suptapadangushtasan 1


2. Pavanmuktasan or Wind-Relieving Pose: While at a shoot, one ends up eating at odd hours and shoot food is not the most nutritious. This puts a pressure on the digestive system causing flatulence. This posture is ideal for releasing gas and easing the digestive system.


Woman doing Pavanmuktasana


3. Suptabaddakonasan or Reclining Bound Angle Pose: This posture helps to open up the hips and release tension in the lower back. 2 blocks can be placed on the outside of the thighs to support them so that one can stay longer in the posture without getting uncomfortable.


Woman doing yoga pose Suptabaddakonasan


4. Paschimottanasan or Seated Forward Bend: This posture helps to calm the mind and ease stress and anxiety. Use of a belt to extend the torso and reach forward is a good to make this challenging pose more accessible and effective.


Woman doing yoga pose forward seated bend


5. Prasarita Padottanasana or Wide Stance Forward Bend: This posture helps to release tension in the shoulders and neck. If reaching the head to the floor is a challenge, try using a block to make it easier . Resting the crown of the head is important in order to feel a sense of calmness and rootedness.


Woman doing yoga pose forward bend


6. Cross belt action: This posture helps to release tension in the upper back and shoulders. Use a 9 feet yoga belt or loop two 6 feet yoga belts to create one long belt. Read about this action in detail here.


Woman using yoga belt


7. Wide leg Wall twist: Use a wall as a support for this posture. This pose helps to release tension in the lower back and hips.


Woman doing yoga pose with belt

IF you enjoyed reading this, check out the pre modelling yoga practice demonstrated by Sandhya.

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