Maybe you thought there is no quick fixes in yoga? Sometimes there is! If you feel very stressed or anxious you can try this meditation! It calms you down pretty fast!
Sit in easy pose or on a chair. Keep your spine straight and erect. Relax your shoulders.
Place your hand in front of your chest at heart level and press the fingertips together, Press not too hard but not too little you´ll feel some tension in the fingers and hands.. The shape of the hands is like a “tipi” or a cone.
Close your eyes and focus on your third eye point, the point inbetween your eyebrows.
Inhale slowly and gently through your mouth and slowly exhale through your nostrils. Continue to breathe in this pattern for 11-31 minutes, always inhaling through your mouth and exhaling through your nostrils. When you inhale through your mouth do it gently it´s like you are drinking some golden nectar J
To end the meditation: Inhale one more time through your mouth. Hold the breath in. Feeling the energy expanding in your body. And slowly exhale throught he nostril. Just sit and breathe normal for a while and feel the sensation in your body and mind.
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When you are a baby you do everything naturally without thinking about it. You breathe long and deeply, you show your emotions and you rest in the right position to feel good. In yoga there is this yoga pose called baby pose. It is very common pose when you rest between yoga poses and also as a yoga pose in itself. it is also good for stretching out your back, especially if you have your arms up.
This is how you do:
Sit in Rock Pose on your heals. Spread your knees, leaving room for your belly if necessary. Lean forward and rest your head on the floor. Relax your arms by your side, near your feet, palm facing upward. You can also extend your arms upward to stretch your spine. Long Deep Breathing 1-3 min.
One of my favorite poses when it comes to helping with lower back pain. The cobra pose! This is a yoga pose can help if you have lower back pain, sciatica or pelvic pain. It helps if you have herniatic disc, that can be one of the problems if you have lower back pain. It also helps to stretch the psoas muscle that is so important for your pelvic alignment (that also can be a problem when you have pelvic pain).
So here we go. The cobra pose:
Lie on your belly and place your hands under your shoulders with your elbows by your side. Inhale as you lift your head and shoulders, pressing your hips into the floor and tightening your buttock muscles. Using your hands as support, arch your back up, keeping your feet as close together as possible. Gently stretch your neck and focus on your third eye point. Breathe long and deeply.
If this pose is difficult for you to do you can try the modified version:
Set your elbows under your shoulders and your forearms on the floor parallel to each other. Inhale and lift your upper torso and head away from the floor into a mild backbend.
This is a great pose for your ovaries as it gives them some massage and increase the blood circulation in this area. It also stretches your spine, but what is important here is to tighten the buttocks so not all of the weight is on the lower back.
Have you tried this pose? Did it help?
Soon it´s Valentines Day! I don´t know if you celebrate this day or not? Maybe every day should be Valentines day? It started as a celebration for the saint Valentine and has developed over many many years to todays romantic celebration, when you show your love giving gifts or doing something else for your sweetheart.
In the yogic tradition the love and heart is connected to the heart chakra that is at heart level in the center of your body. (The chakra is the yogic energy system). There are many wonderful yoga poses and meditations for the heart and one of them I want to share with you today. It´s called the Calm Heart meditation. I opens up the heart, make you connect to your feelings and also have a very calming effect so it´s an awesome meditation to do if you feel very stressed or anxious.
This is how you do it:
Sit in easy pose or on a chair with your spine straight. Place your left hand on the center of your chest at heartlevel. The palm of the hand is flat on your chest and your fingers are horizontal and pointing to the right. The tip of the right index finger touches the tip of the thumb and rest of the fingers are straight. Raise your hand to your right side as giving a pledge, the palm faces forward. Keep your elbows relaxed and your shoulders relaxed.
Now focus on the flow on your breath. Breathe long and deeply, down to your belly. As you have inhaled hold your breath in slightly, as long as it feels comfortable for you. Then exhale slowly and gently, and as you have exhaled hold the breath out. And continue breathing in the pattern. 3-5 min
To end: inhale deeply, hold the breath and take down your hands, place them on your knees, and exhale. And sit for a few moments and relax.
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Helen Kåselöv is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist and the founder of Healing from within with yoga & food (former Yoga for Endometriosis & Pelvic pain). Helen has a history of severe endometriosis and is today helping women with endometriosis, PCOS, uterine fibroids and other pelvic pain online, with yoga, nutrition and other lifestyle changes. Using yoga both as a tool in different kinds of healing programs, pain management, yoga has become the foundation in her work. “Yoga can help you in so many ways: Physically, mentally, spiritually and as a personal development tool.”