Top 6 Morning Meditation Mantras

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Morning is the best time for meditation as it promotes your transition from the passing moments to a complete new state in which you can start your day. And the best way to enter a meditative state is by practicing mantras. Being spiritually-oriented, mantras can work as ‘higher energetic vibrations’ and help you achieve a whole new level of enlightenment. Here, we have compiled a list of 10 best morning meditation mantras for you. Please do have a look.

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1 OM :

‘Om’ is the most common as well as sacred mantra that you can practice in the morning for expressing the ‘original vibration of manifestation’. This word is taken from Sanskrit language. It generates an extremely comforting sound when the vibration is allowed to loiter in the throat. In order to enter the deep meditative state, you have to focus on that ultimate silence which produces and absorbs the sound. It comforts and relaxes the soul irrespective of your spiritual inclinations.

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2 Love :

‘Love’ is the second most popular mantra in this list. It is a very powerful way to create a lovable ambiance around you. When you utter the word ‘love’, you feel great and it reflects on your physical appearance. During meditation, you need to focus on this physical feeling that comes from repeating the word aloud. It simply eliminates all your anger and depression and fills your heart with love.

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3 I Am :

Identifying self-existence, recognizing self-power and acknowledging self-divinity are some important aspects of meditation. This mantra is absolutely perfect for chanting at the start of a day and honoring yourself for who you are. When you add positive affirmations with ‘I am’, you eventually strengthen your inner-self and step towards success.

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4 So-Hum :

Here is a natural mantra, which is known to be universal for morning meditation. The vibration generated during the pronunciation of ‘So-Hum’ is actually a part of your regular breath. As air enters your lungs during inhalation, the ‘soooo…’ sound is produced. On the other hand, ‘hummmm….’ is generated when air goes out of the lungs during exhalation.

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5 Lam :

There are a few morning meditation mantras, which focus on certain parts of the body and improve their functionality. ‘Lam’ is one among them. It is intended for your spinal cord, especially its base region. In order to practice this mantra, you need to position the tip of your tongue on the back of the upper palate by bending it up as well as back.

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6 Vam :

‘Vam’ is another mantra that you can practice in the morning during your meditation to focus on your genitals and improve its functionality. Start with holding the center of your lower lip with your upper set of teeth. Do not press your lip with the teeth. Rather, place them gently on it. Now, create a breathy consonant, which should sound like ‘fvam’.

8 Steps to Prepare for Handstand

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If you’ve been playing around with how to do Headstands and Forearm Stands, Handstands are another fun inversion to try. If you have your heart set on getting upside down, here are eight moves to practice. They’ll help you build strength and stability, so you’ll be standing on your hands in no time!

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Push-Ups

It may seem like Handstands are all about balance, but in order to be able to hold your body straight upside down, you need major upper-body strength. Push-ups are by far the best exercise since they’ll target your arms, shoulders, upper back, and core. Basic push-ups work great, but you can strengthen other areas of your body by throwing some push-up variations into your weekly routine as well.

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Back bend Push-Ups

Here’s another push-up variation that will really target your shoulders and upper back, as well as your quads and core. It’ll also get you used to being upside down. Do three sets of 10 a few times a week, and you’ll really notice a difference in your upper-body strength.

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Headstand

Since the Handstand is a pretty advanced inversion, it’s good to work on the most stable inversion first, Headstand. Try this one known as Bound Headstand to build your strength and balance.

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Forearm Stand

After mastering a Headstand, a Forearm Stand is the next hardest inversion, but not as hard as the Handstand. Since you’re resting on your forearms, there’s more surface area to balance on. Do this move in front of a wall at first to prevent falling, and then move to the middle of the room.

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Crow

Crow pose is a great next step since it requires upper-body strength, balance, and core strength. It’s like a little mini-Handstand and a great way to get your hands and wrists used to holding up your body weight.

 

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Handstand Split

Although the goal of the Handstand in yoga is to be able to hold your body in one straight line, it’s really difficult to find that balance at first. Doing a Handstand with your legs in a split position is much easier. Do it in front of a wall with your toes leaning for support, and eventually move away when you master the balance.

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Handstand Against the Wall

Here’s the next step in being able to do Handstands freely. Place you hands six or so inches away from the edge of a wall. Kick your feet up, press the top of your head against the wall, and move your legs away. This will get your body in the correct alignment with your hips and shoulders stacked. Hold this position for as long as you can, and you’ll really feel your core and upper body working hard to keep your body up. When you’re ready, start pulling your head away from the wall, balancing in a full Handstand.

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After mastering Handstand against the wall, you’re ready to move to an open area to work on balancing without any help. Kick up with control into Handstand Split, and slowly scissor your legs together. Concentrate on holding your gaze at one point on the floor below you, keeping the hips stacked over the shoulders, fingers spread wide. Hold for as long as you can.

Jan & Feb Detox On-The-Go

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It’s detox season again, but what works and what doesn’t ? There are several proven ways to achieve the greatest gain with the least pain.

Consider a dry season

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Although taking a “dry Jan & Feb” is now a regular fixture for many drinkers, evidence for its long-term benefits has been thin on the ground. Some hints come from New Scientist magazine, which recently undertook its own experiment to find out if there was any truth in the hype. Teaming up with Rajiv Jalan at University College London Medical School, 10 of the magazine’s journalists abstained for a month. All 10 showed a 15% reduction in liver fat – a cause of liver disease – as well as reduced cholesterol and blood glucose.

Don’t be fooled by superfoods

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For Beyonce, it’s a diet of tree syrup, cayenne pepper, and lemon juice. For others, it’s quinoa, dandelion root tea, blueberries and algae. Such superfoods are claimed by proponents to flush out damaging chemicals in the body, leaving you with better skin, better hair and a trimmer waste. In reality, scientific studies are have yet to show convincingly that any of these detox diets can remove pollutants in the human body, according to a comprehensive review published last month. Even the case for anti-oxidants, which were long thought to prevent cancer, is now in doubt. If you are looking to lose weight and live a longer and healthier life, a balanced and moderate diet rich in fruit, vegetables, fish and unprocessed carbohydrates is still the safest option.

Do bulk up

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While body-building may seem like the domain of gym bunnies only,pumping weights should be part of everyone’s exercise regime, since healthier muscle tissue can help reduce problems like insulin resistance that lead to diabetes and heart disease. That is true whatever your current weight; obese people who do strength training have the same risk of heart disease as those of a healthier build. Strength training also lowers blood pressure, and it is thought to be particularly beneficial to the elderly, who lose muscle mass more rapidly. Mixing aerobic and resistance training is now considered the most efficient way to control your weight and protect your heart.

Don’t sit down

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Even if you regularly exercise, don’t let your post-workout buzz lull you into complacency: one study found that more than half of the female participants who worked out actually put on weight, perhaps because they felt that they were then licensed to be less active later on. The fact is that regular exercise, although good for you, can’t counteract the damage of sedentary activity in the rest of your life. Sitting for long periods – as opposed to pottering around the garden, say – allows the build-up of glucose and fat in the blood, along with spikes in insulin – all of which can contribute to long term problems with the body’s metabolism.

Don’t be a puritan

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Psychologists are finding that feelings of guilt can have an ironic impact on our behavior, leading to further temptation and scuppering our broader goals, while enjoying the occasional indulgence can help recharge your self-control. So amid all your virtuous intentions, make sure you leave room for a little bit of vice, too.

Find The Best Yoga Style For You

If you’re new to yoga, you have a lot of options. There are many types of yoga to choose from. With any style of yoga, you can improve your strength, flexibility, and balance. And all yoga styles release tension in your body, quiet your mind, and  help you relax.

To get the most benefit, you should choose a yoga style that matches your current fitness level, as well as your personality and goals for practicing yoga.Try different classes and types, and see what works for you.

Ashtanga Yoga

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You do a nonstop series of yoga poses. Ashtanga yoga also uses a special breathing technique that’s said to help focus the mind and control the flow of breath through the body.

Bikram Yoga

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You do a sequence of 26 yoga poses in a very hot room, above 100 degrees. Check with your doctor if you have a medical condition likehypertension or diabetes before starting this “hot” style of yoga.

Hatha Yoga

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“Hatha yoga” originally meant the physical practice of yoga: the poses, more than the breathing exercises, for instance. The term now is often used when a few different yoga styles are combined to create a simple class that’s good for beginners learning to do basic poses.

Iyengar Yoga

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Detail-oriented and slow-paced, Iyengar yoga is good for beginners. You may use props — belts, blocks, and pillow-like bolsters — to get into poses with correct alignment. Similar styles include Anusara yoga and viniyoga.

Kripalu Yoga

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Kripalu yoga begins with slow movements that barely cause a sweat, and progresses through three levels of deeper mind-body awareness.

Kundalini Yoga

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Kundalini yoga is more spiritual and philosophical in approach than other styles of yoga. Kundalini yoga classes includemeditation, breathing techniques, and chanting as well as yoga postures.

Power Yoga

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Power yoga is one of the most athletic forms of yoga. Based on the sequence of poses in Ashtanga yoga, power yoga builds upper-body strength as well as flexibility and balance. You flow from one pose to another.

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6 Steps to Do a Full Lotus

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The Lotus Posture is named for the lotus flower — a type of water lily that has multiple petals and floats on ponds and slow streams. When you see a real lotus flower, up close and personal, you understand how this posture inherited its name. The lotus flower possesses a calm, quiet beauty that yoga practitioners can contemplate — and mirror — in this seated posture.

Because the lotus has its roots in the muck of the lake or pond bottom and its blooms face toward heaven, because it moves with the water yet doesn’t lose its rooting, it is the perfect symbol of the Yoga practice that is both grounded and spiritually oriented.

Part of the power and effectiveness of the Lotus Position comes from the triangle shape your body assumes. Many Eastern cultures believe that a triangular shape, such as those of the pyramids of Egypt, harnesses life energy. Triangles also symbolize knowledge, will, and action, three key aspects of your Power Yoga practice. By turning your body into a mini-pyramid, you can tap into this mystical energy and stay very grounded at the same time.

1. Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana)

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Sit with your legs straight out in front of you. Bend your knees and pull your heels as close to your pelvis as you can. Allow your knees to fall out to the sides and press the soles of your feet together. Grasp both feet with your hands while keeping your back straight. To deepen the stretch, slowly fold forward. Hold for 10 deep breaths.

This pose will stretch out your inner thigh muscles (abductors). Doing it regularly will allow your knees to gradually drop towards the floor and make getting into lotus easier.

2. Revolved Head to Knee Pose (Parivrivritta Janu Sirsasana)

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From a seated posture, bend your left leg and bring your left foot to the inside of your right thigh. Keeping your torso rotated to the left and your chest open, bend toward your right leg. Allow the right side of your body to sink toward your right leg, and try to take hold of your right toes with your right hand. If you can, stretch your left arm over your head to meet the right. Hold for 10 deep breaths and then repeat on the other side.

This pose targets the inner thigh muscles, the quads, and the often stiff muscles and tissues along the side of the torso that connect the waist and hip area.

3. Pigeon (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)

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From downward facing dog, step your left leg forward and lower your left thigh and shin onto the mat. Flex your left ankle to protect your knee. Keep your right leg straight behind you on the mat. When you feel ready, stretch your arms out in front of you and slowly lower your torso towards the floor. Hold for at least 10 deep breaths, and then repeat on the other side.

Pigeon pose stretches the same areas as eye of the needle, but it allows you to stretch a bit deeper as you’re using the weight of your body to sink further into the hips. If you only have time to do one pose, make it this one!

4. Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana)

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Cross one leg over the other so that both ankles are resting next to the opposite hip, and your knees are stacked. For our purposes, you can do the pose with your arms in any comfortable position. Stay here for a few breaths, and then walk your hands in front of you and begin to fold forward. Hold for 10 deep breaths and then repeat on the other side.

This intense hip opener targets both the external and internal hip rotators, making it an ideal pose to prepare for lotus.

5. Half Lotus Pose (Ardha Padmasana)

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Sit on the floor with your legs crossed. Bring your right foot in close to your groin. Place the outside of your left ankle onto your right thigh, close to your hip.  Allow your hands to rest on your thighs or knees. Straighten your back, and try to sit comfortably here for at least 5 minutes.

Before attempting full lotus, you should be able sit comfortably in half lotus on both sides for at least several minutes, with both knees in contact with or almost touching the floor.

6. Full Lotus Pose (Padmasana)

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Sit comfortably with your legs crossed. Place the outside of your right foot on top of your left thigh, close to your groin. If you feel comfortable here, gently and carefully bring your left foot up and over your shin, and place it on your right thigh. Allow your hands to rest freely on your knees, thighs, or in your lap. Straighten your back and hold the pose for as long as you comfortably can.

Once you feel comfortable doing half lotus on both sides, you are ready to attempt full lotus. Never force yourself into this posture, and if you feel pain, especially in your knees, STOP, and keep doing the preparatory stretches until you can get into the posture comfortably.

10 New Trends of Yoga to Try in 2015

1. Tantra

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Tantra is the exotic art of prolonging your passion play to reach new levels of lusty satisfaction. “The idea is to build arousal very slowly so you both stay just below the boiling point for as long as possible,” explains Nitya Lacroix, author of The Art of Tantric Sex.

Tantra has been one of the most neglected branches of Indian spiritual studies despite the considerable number of texts devoted to this practice, which dates back to the 5th-9th century AD. Many people still consider tantra to be full of obscenities and unfit for people of good taste. It is also often accused of being a kind of black magic. However, in reality, tantra is one of the most important Indian traditions, representing the practical aspect of the Vedic tradition.

2. AcroYoga

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Acro-yoga is a physical practice which combines yoga and acrobatics. There are two schools of Acroyoga. Acroyoga Montreal, led by Jessie Goldberg and Eugene Poku, has used the term since 1999 brings together acrobatics, yoga and dance/performance. Acroyoga Inc., which began in California with Jason Nemer and Jenny Klein and was labelled as acroyoga in 2006. The latter practices brings together acrobatics, yoga and Thai massage. Both schools offer teaching certifications, and despite some differences have many similar poses.

AcroYoga may provide physical and mental health benefits. In addition to the exercise and strength building aspects of AcroYoga the partner balancing can improve concentration and the massage elements can provide stress relief. However Acroyoga is more vigorous than many traditional yoga practices and this may lead to more injuries.

3. Live Music Yoga

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Whether it’s a live DJ like MC Yogi spinning Beastie Boys tracks, or traditional Sanskrit mantras harmonized with the Rabab and harmonium, live music can help deepen your practice. Many studios now incorporate live music, DJs and, of course, Kirtan into their regular schedule rotation, offering a more spiritually uplifting experience for students.

4. Hot Barre Yoga

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What do you get when you mash up hot yoga with ballet stretches, Pilates moves, weights, and interval training? Sweaty. If you’re looking for a super-soaked workout, you’ve got to try Hot Barre, the newest fitness-class trend.

A hot topic last year, barre classes were a were a hit with those tired of yoga — now, Hot Barre Yoga classes are offered at many studios across the country. It’s a combination of hot yoga with ballet, Pilates, and weight and interval training — with room temperatures averaging around 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

5. Yoga Pole Dancing

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Did you know that pole and yoga go together? At first glance, this might not seem intuitive, combining a 5000-year old mind-body-spiritual practice and a sport that originated from the “Hoochie Coochie” dancers in the 1920s. And yet, it makes sense.

First of all, both activities incorporate breathing, strength, and flexibility. A regular yoga practice has helped yogis develop the strength, enabling them to perform those challenging moves, such as leg holds or inversions.  It also continues to increase the flexibility. And it’s amazing what proper breathing techniques can do!  So, yoga is a great complementary activity to pole fitness and dance.

6. Kids Yoga

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Children today are under a lot of stress. Homework, pressure to compete with other children, endless after-school activities, over-scheduling – it all adds up. Kids today are turning to Yoga to help them relax. Yoga is a way of life. It is allows a state of calmness in your mind and your body.

Yoga develops many wonderful qualities in children. Beside the obvious benefits of exercising the physical body and internal organs, it also helps in circulation of blood, removal of toxins , balancing your hormones and making you healthy for your future life.

7. Corporate/Office Yoga

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Corporate Yoga is being embraced by many progressive businesses and is a great benefit. It offer a range of practices from slow and meditative to energizing and active. Yoga provides the benefits of relaxation/stress management training and fitness. Together, this one-two punch may have a powerful impact on both overall culture, performance and costs.

Many large corporations use wellness programs like yoga and meditation in the workplace, and studies are showing that they really work! We’re all aware of the dangers of our sedentary lifestyle. Whether your company offers a wellness program or not, there are still plenty of exercises you can do right at your desk, for better posture and sustaining energy. Taking a break from the grind will help you return to your work with less stress and more productivity.

8. Restorative Yoga

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In restorative yoga, props are used for support the body so that you can hold poses for longer, allowing you to open your body through passive stretching. The postures are usually adapted from supine or seated yoga poses with the addition of blocks, bolsters, and blankets to eliminate unnecessary straining. For instance, a seated forward bend can be done with a bolster or several folded blankets on top of the legs so that your forward bend is fully supported with the entire torso resting on your props. Legs up the wall is a classic restorative, with the wall used as a prop to support the legs. Other adaptations of goddess pose and bridge pose can be seen in the Restorative Poses Photo Gallery.

9. Underwater Yoga Diving

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The focus of Yoga diving is to bring about inner transformations through meditative experiences of the body/mind both on land and under the sea. It combines Yoga asanas and breathing with diving techniques. This approach brings us to incredible close encounters with nature and helps us feel stillness, relaxation and altered states of consciousness.

Combining Yoga and diving allows yogis to experience another body-consciousness through the weightlessness achieved through diving.

10. Meditation Apps

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Technology might be the source of many of our distractions, but meditation apps like Headspace make it easy to cultivate a daily meditation practice. There’s a revolution happening in terms of ways to live more mindfully, and it’s no secret that adaily meditation practice is highly beneficial to our overall health and mental well-being.

The Most Popular 5 Yoga Poses of 2014

1. Wide-Legged Forward Bend Pose

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Wide-Legged Standing Forward Fold is a calming forward bend that stretches the hamstrings and back. There are several arm variations and other modifications available, making this a suitable pose for yoga students of all levels!

Wide-Legged Forward Bend Pose has several benefits:

  • Stretches the groins, hamstrings and hips
  • Calms the mind
  • Decompresses the spine
  • Relieves fatigue, mild depression and anxiety

2. Standing Forward Bend Pose

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Standing Forward Fold calms the mind while stretching and rejuvenating the whole body. This pose is an essential element of Sun Salutations and helps to prepare the body for deeper forward bends.

Standing Forward Bend Pose has several benefits:

  • Stretches your hips, hamstrings, and calves.
  • Strengthens your thighs and knees.
  • Massages your internal organs and helps improves digestion and cleanses mucous from the lungs.
  • Relaxes you central nervous system and helps calm your mind
  • Helps relieve stress
  • Helps reduces headaches, fatigue, insomnia.
  • Helps relieve symptoms of menopause and is therapeutic for osteoporosis.

3. Triangle Pose

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Trikonasana is usually performed in two parts, facing left, and then facing right. The practitioner begins standing with the feet one leg-length apart, knees unbent, turns the right foot completely to the outside and the left foot less than 45 degrees to the inside, keeping the heels in line with the hips. The arms are spread out to the sides, parallel to the ground, palms facing down; the trunk is extended as far as is comfortable to the right, while the arms remain parallel to the floor.

Triangle Pose has several benefits:

  • Expands your chest and shoulders.
  • Increases mobility of your hip joints.
  • Increases neck mobility.
  • Stretches your spinal muscles.
  • Strengthens and tones muscles of your thighs.
  • Stretches calf muscles, hamstrings, and hip musculature.

4. Lightning Warrior Pose

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What is Lightning Warrior Pose? Lightning Warrior Pose focuses on “powering up” each student physically and mentally by striking on a positive theme with each dynamic yoga class. Some themes include: Being a Warrior (not a worrier), Finding Your Balance (on & off the mat), and Blowing Out – Not Blowing Up.

Lightning Warrior Pose has several benefits:

  • Strengthens your shoulders, arms, thighs, ankles and the muscles of your back.
  • Expands your chest, lungs and shoulders.
  • Stretches your hip flexors, abdomen, and ankles.
  • Develops stamina and endurance in your thighs and core muscles.
  • Stimulates abdominal organs and digestion.
  • Improves your balance, concentration, and core awareness.

5. Headstands : Tripod Egg Pose

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Headstands are the kings of the yoga practice. They stimulate blood flow to the brain, they can help combat hair loss, they give you energy, and help you focus. Many people have a fear of going upside down, but with these easy steps you’ll feel comfortable and confident about inverting. If you can hold egg, you can definitely come in to headstand. It’s better not to kick up but rather to control the lift with your abs—this move teaches you how to find that core strength.

Tripod Egg Pose has several benefits:

  • Relieves Stress
  • Increases Focus
  • Improves Blood Flow To The Eyes
  • Increases Blood Flow To The Head And Scalp
  • Strengthens Shoulders And Arms
  • Improves Digestion

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Improve Your Flexibility With Yoga

If you ask people why they exercise, most will stay to stay healthy, keep fit, or because it makes them feel good. Not a lot will mention flexibility, but it’s a key part of maintaining your health and avoiding injury, especially as you age. The stretching you do in yoga is a great way to improve your flexibility. It’s a commonly held misconception that you have to already be flexible to do yoga. In fact, the opposite is true: doing yoga regularly is a sure way to become more flexible. If that’s your goal, here are some poses that target major muscles groups that tend to get tight from sitting for long periods or even from other types of exercise, like running. Staying in the poses for several minutes is the way to get a good stretch. Many times you can feel several different phases of opening as you stay in a pose for longer. Don’t expect overnight changes, however. For best results, do your stretches daily. The following poses are intended to give you some options to fit your current level of flexibility.

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From Downward Dog, exhale and slightly bend your knees; lift your right knee forward in order to place your right foot in line with your hands and then your left foot. On an inhalation, keep your back straightened and lift up your torso to the point that your fingertips barely touch the floor. Exhale and lower your torso to put your face close to your legs. Stay for several breaths. To come out, inhale and lift up your torso and arms at the same time put your palms together over your head, then exhale and go back to Mountain Pose. Notes: Fold from your hips but not your waist. Keep your legs and back straightened all the time. Benefits: Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression. Stimulates the liver and kidneys.

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Extended Side Angle Pose

Stand in Mountain Pose and separate your feet 3 shoulder-width apart with your heels aligned. Turn your left foot to point your toes to your left side while keep your right toes pointing to your front. Inhale, extend both your arms to the sides into a T position with your palms facing down. Exhale and bend your torso to the left while bending your left knee to a 90 degree angle; bring your left hand down and place it onto the floor by the outside of your left foot while extend your right arm up with fingers pointing toward the ceiling. In hale, further extend your right arm over your head. Exhale and turn your head to put your nose close to your upper arm. Stay for 3 to 5 breaths. Notes: Move your right foot away from the left until the left thigh is parallel to the floor and the left shin is perpendicular to the floor. Actively extend your right leg but don’t let your torso drop toward the floor. Benefits: Strengthens and stretches the legs, knees, and ankles. Increases stamina.

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Seated Forward Fold

Sit in Staff Pose with legs stretched out in front of you. Keep your legs closed together and press actively through your heels. In hale and lift your arms up toward the sky; exhale and fold forward from your hip joints while keeping the front torso long. Take the sides of your feet and reach your lower belly to your thighs. Open your elbows out to the sides and loosen your back muscles. Stay for 5 breaths. To come up inhale and straighten your arms, lift through your fingers to guide your torso upright; exhale and bring your hands down by your sides. Notes: Never force yourself into the forward bend. Instead, bend to a state you can keep your back from rounding. As you inhale, slightly lift and lengthen the front torso; as you exhale, release deeper into the pose with your abs muscles pulled in. Benefits: Stretches the spine, shoulders, hamstrings. Improves digestion.

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Downward Dog

From Upward Dog, exhale and lift up your knee caps while straightening your legs to extend the sitting bones toward the ceiling. With arms actively pushing the floor, lengthen your tailbone and feel your lower back is fully stretched. Push your thighs backward and press your heels down to the floor. Keep your upper thighs slightly turned inward. Fully contract your abs and narrow the front pelvis. Feel your weight is evenly transferred from your arms to your legs. Notes: Your legs should be parallel to each other. Beginner can also lightly lift up both heels while feeling intense pain. Always relieve pressure on your wrists by pushing the floor with your arms, not your hands. Feel your limbs, back and neck fully stretched. Keep your head down between your upper arms but do not let it hang. Benefits: This asana helps enhance concentration, accumulating enough energy for more complicated postures. It’s the best transitional asana following up Upward Dog. Strengthens your ankles to tone your legs; relieves backache and lengthen your abdominal muscles. Helps you regain vitality by a blood supply to the head.

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Outcomes
-Stretches your body and loosens up muscles.
-Refreshes yourself both physically and mentally.
-Tightens your body shape and loses extra weight.
-Releases your stress effectively and makes you look younger
-Increases blood flow and boosts your immunity system.
Interestingly, most people have a false impression that yoga only suits for the flexible group. Actually, yoga is a beneficial exercise well-suited for everybody. Yoga is not a competitive sport but an individual activity. Different postures aim to stretch your body and improve flexibility. Stretch your body on a daily routine then gradually, you will be surprised by the fact that how much more flexible you have become. In short, yoga is for everyone.
We are born with flexibility but our body dehydrates and stiffens with age. You may wonder why yoga can improve flexibility. First, yoga helps you move muscles and joints through their complete range. In specifics, it stimulates your joints to produce a tissue lubricant that can smooth your moves. Besides, regular yoga practices would help you rebuild muscle memory and hence, make your body younger in the long run.
Some Tips:
1.Before stretching, relax your mind. During practice, balance your breathing.
2.When you feel a sudden fit of pain, slow down your pace.
3.Practicing in a warm and cozy environment is highly recommended.
Above all, yoga is a long-term exercise. Give yourself a little time and patience, and then you will get addicted to the charm of yoga. Just remember, have fun and enjoy yourself. Beautiful change is on your way!