Have you ever struggled to maintain your sanity while dealing with challenges that life keeps hurling your way? The physical effects of stress can frequently be felt before you even recognize you are stressed, making it vital to keep your body and mind prepared for unforeseeable situations so that you can brave the storm and come out on top.
If you’re wondering how to better enable yourself to tackle situations like these, look no further than the ancient practice of Yoga. For aeons, Yoga has been practised by people across nations to bring harmony between the body and mind with the use of spiritual jewellery. The word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit term ‘Yuj’, meaning to unite or to join.
The benefits of Yogic practice are innumerable - from improving strength and balance to relieving back pain and relaxing your mind from stress to help you sleep better at night.
Here are five simple Yoga poses to incorporate into your lifestyle to promote inner peace:
1. Seated Meditation
Take a seat as comfortably as possible, with your back straight and arms resting on your knees. The goal for this position is to breathe in and out deeply for at least three minutes. With each exhale, feel yourself releasing your tension and worries. With each inhale, try focusing on your accomplishments.
2. Balasana (Child’s Pose)
Kneel on your mat, bend your body forward, allowing your torso to lean against your thighs as you stretch your arms forward, laying your head and palms on the mat. Take ten deep breaths as you slowly focus and centre on your intentions.
3. Tree Pose
Slowly move into a standing pose with your arms stretched above your head before joining your hands in a praying position. Lift your left or right leg and bend it so your foot is resting against your inner thigh. Close your eyes and breathe for a few moments, focusing on the rise and fall of your chest., while maintaining your centre of gravity.
4. Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Dog)
Spreading your fingers wide, place your palms on the mat, shoulder-width apart in front of you. Place your feet hip-width apart. Create an inverted 'V' form with your body by pushing your thighs back and reaching your hips up and back. Hold this position for as long as you can while taking deep breaths.
5. Savasana (Corpse Pose)
Lay down on your back, arms resting by your sides, palms facing upwards, legs apart with your eyes closed. Keep this position for five to eight minutes, allowing your muscles to relax with each exhale of your breath.
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