Calm your body and mind with this simple yoga sequence
Looking for an effective way to destress at the end of a busy day? Complete this simple yoga sequence and you’ll see that the effects are quite marvellous.
- Surya namaskara
Stand up with your feet together and join the palms together in front of the chest. Concentrate on staying straight and steady. This posture helps to induce a state of calmness and relaxation by detoxifying the organs through copious oxygenation, producing a deeper relaxing effect.
- Ardha titali
Sit with your legs stretched out in front of you and bend your right leg, then place your right foot up on your left thigh as far as possible, with your right hand on your right knee. Hold the toes of your right foot with your left hand then, without moving your torso, inhale while gently bringing your right knee up to your chest. This will help loosen your hip and knee joints.
Stand up straight keeping both feet together. While inhaling, lift your heels up and raise both hands over your head, stretching the body upward as much as possible. Palms should be facing each other. Tadasana is helpful for making your spine flexible and increasing height.
Start by kneeling on your hands and knees, then release your toes on the floor and separate your knees about hip width apart. Slowly lower your bottom towards your heels and lengthen the back of your neck before your forehead rests on the floor. Lay your arms by the thighs with your palms facing up – this relaxes your spine, shoulders, and neck, as well as massaging your internal organs.
As you recline on your yoga mat, spread your feet and put your arms by your side with palms facing up. Tighten and lift your legs, raising them slightly off the ground. Then, lower your legs and unclench your fist as you relax. This pose is designed to give your body the opportunity to relax and recover from the exertion of other yoga poses.
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