3 Best Yoga Poses to Get Rid of Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramps are an issue for anyone who has passed a certain age. You do not need to be super active or constantly engaged in some sort of sports in order to get muscle cramps. Sometimes, they just happen. That is why it is essential to know how to fix the issue of muscle cramps as an adult so that your daily productivity is not deterred.

One of the most well-known methods to get rid of muscle cramps is to perform yoga. However, not many people know which yoga poses are specifically useful for this purpose. In this post, we will discuss the 3 best yoga poses that you can master to get rid of muscle cramps.

The Bird-Dog Balance

This is a well-known yoga pose that you must already know of if you have ever performed yoga in any capacity. However, what most people do not know about this yoga pose is its hidden benefit – getting rid of muscle cramps! It is often advertised as a simple yoga pose that can have calming effects on the body; all this being true, it has this added benefit as well.

In this yoga pose, you are to pretend that your back is a tabletop. Then you extend one leg straight behind and the opposite side’s hand straight ahead of your body. When you hold this position for as long as you can, advisably for a few minutes – maybe not on your first try though – it will strengthen your spine and your shoulders. As a result of this, any muscle cramps you may be having between these two highly spread areas of the body will be cured.

The name of this pose comes from the fact that once you are in the correct position, you may look like a dog standing on a flat surface or a bird soaring through the wind – it is all about perspective. This pose can be done perfectly on RebelYogiCo’s comfortable yoga mats!

Half Locust Pose

This is perhaps an even simpler pose than the one we have discussed above. All you have to do is lie face down on the ground and then extend your leg upwards as much as possible. If you think you have extended it as much as you can, try some more! That is the trick of this seemingly simple pose. After every 30 seconds change the leg that you have extended above. 

This pose primarily targets the glutes and the hamstrings of the body. It strengthens them so that you not only get rid of your existing muscle cramps but are also able to avoid getting more muscle cramps in the future. 

The secret to performing this yoga pose to perfection is to remember to go slow even though it is quite easy to get carried away with the simplicity of the pose and start alternating legs quickly. Only if you go slow in this process will you be able to reap the benefits that it has to offer. 

Supine Pigeon Pose

The third yoga pose for getting rid of muscle cramps that we will be talking about today is a little more complicated than the other two poses that we have discussed. However, worry not, by paying attention this one will start seeming simple as well. And the advantages of performing this pose are plenty so be sure not to avoid it!

The first thing you need to do is lay on your back. Extend both your legs backward towards your abdomen. Then place your right ankle above your left knee and hold this position. Now bring your other knee towards your chest by using the force of your hands. Then hold this position as you take about 7-8 breaths. 

This pose strengthens the piriformis and the lower back while getting rid of any already existing muscle cramps as well, of course. And if you wear RebelYogiCo’s workout clothes


Muscle cramps can be a huge issue for many of us in our lives and with our busy lifestyles, it becomes difficult to control them. But by incorporating just these 3 poses into your lifestyle, it can get all better, if not completely eliminated. And with Rebel Yogi products, it becomes all the more fun!