Your time is very precious. We live in a fast-paced life. Make every second count. Yoga is designed to create openness and space in your body, and ultimately give you back your sense of time and perspective.
Practicing yoga sometimes can seem like a luxury and time-consuming. However, the way we live our lives, the time you spend practicing yoga also has to be done in the best to use of your time. This is because there is no need of doing something that has no positive results.
Yoga is a personal journey. It is an outer and inner expression of your daily needs to be fit, be healthy and feel happy. In fact, the more you practice yoga and make it part of your lifestyle, the more you realize just how powerful a system of transformation and change of yoga. Many busy moms lives turn around by practicing yoga.
This transformation does not happen overnight. It requires time, patience and energy. The very things which seem to be in short supply in today’s world. Yoga can influence man mentally, physically, spiritually and morally.
Yoga emphasizes the philosophy of exercise. Underneath its training one activities a sense of waking up. When practicing yoga exercises, breathing is taught as a science, mental control of the body as a means of harmonizing the mind, spirit, and body and relaxation an art. The following are the
This move aids in opening your hips. The move also helps in relieving lower back tightness thus you attain flexibility. To assume the pose you have to kneel on the floor with your big toes touching and your knees hip-width apart.
At this position, you are supposed to sit on your heels then lay your torso between your thighs. You should then extend your arms straight such that the arms are in front of you and the palms are on the floor.
You should then close your eyes and breathe deeply.
For ideal results, you should stay in this position for a minimum of one minute.
This move stretches the hips, inner thighs, and chest and as a result, you stay in shape and breathe properly. From a standing position, you should spread your feet one meter apart then switch your right foot in a way that you point your toes towards the front of the mat.
Once your right foot is in place, you should turn the left foot in 30 degrees. You should then raise your arms to shoulder height. To know that you in the right position, your shoulders should be parallel with the floor and your palms should be facing down.
At this position, you should bend your right knee such that your right shin and thigh form a 90-degree angle. You should then gently tuck your tailbone down and draw your abdomen in then hold five breaths through your nose.
Once you feel tension building, you should straighten the right leg and repeat the pose on the opposite side
This is a simple but challenging pose that aids in building upper body strength. The pose aids in working the major body muscles such as those in the arms, back, and shoulders.
You should start in the downward facing dog position, and then pressing yourself into your palms, bring your chest forward. For the right position, your shoulders should be directly over your wrists.
You should then press your heels on the wall behind you and extend the crown of the head forward to form a straight line from the top of your face to the heels. You must hold in this position no less than a minute.
This pose strengthens your quadriceps thus providing plenty of support for your knees thus protecting your knees from injury. The move also aids in improving posture.
To assume the pose, you should ensure that your feet are hip-width apart. You should then spread through your toes to create a stable base. Raising your arms up and with your palms facing each other, you should bend your knees and assume that you are sitting in a chair.
You should then pull your weight into your heels and draw in your abdomen to eliminate the curving in your lower back. You should hold in this position for five breaths.
As you can see, yoga poses are more than just physical exercises to busy moms. Every single time you move your body into a different cause, you give yourself as well as space to explore, get back together on your own on a more subtle dynamic level.
By taking the time to incorporate any of the tips above – Respect your body; nurture yourself; observe your thoughts; set your intention and be open – you permit yourself to go deeper and get more out of your yoga practice.
This time you pose as a mom or you are in a pose which you might find challenging, or even in your favorite pose- take your time, breathe and remember to follow these tips.