Yoga for harmonization and calming
Yoga - the third path from my series "7 natural ways against anxiety"
Yoga is especially good for calming our nervous system. By consciously noticing our breathing and concentrating on the specific movements, we begin to relax and we learn to develop a deeper awareness of ourselves. All this teaches us to “let go”, relieve stress and anxiety can become less and less.
Today I will introduce you to a few simple exercises, so-called “asanas”, which do not require much prior knowledge.
Tree pose - Vrikasana
“Vrikasana”, the tree pose, is an excellent posture to relieve stress and anxiety, as it requires grounding and concentration.
Get into a stable stance, find an object in the distance to focus on, this way it is easier to find balance. Now shift your weight onto one foot until you can lift the other off the ground. Now walk your foot up the inside of your standing leg.
You can of course hold on to a wall at the beginning until you find your balance. To gain stability, press your thigh against your foot while tensing your gluteal muscles. Now pay attention to your breath, with each exhalation let go of everything.
After you have done well on one side, now practice the tree on the other side.
You will find that you have better balance on one side.
Standing forward bend - Uttanasana
With this yoga exercise you can “really let yourself hang” and relax body and mind.
From a standing position, with an exhalation, slowly bend your upper body forward, down over your thighs. Try to relax all the muscles of your body and let go completely. It is not important how far you come down, this happens automatically with regular practice.
When coming back, take your time and slowly go up vertebra by vertebra until you are standing again. Then fold your hands in front of your heart and breathe calmly and regularly, feeling the connection between your thumbs and your chest area and becoming aware of how wonderful and unique you are.
Warrior II - Virabhadrasana II
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