Offering the heart- Salutation Seal (
Sit comfortably (in
) or stand (in
). Take a deep breathin and bring your palms together. Let the thumbs rest on your sternum. Press your hands gently without either of the handdominating the other. Put equal pressure on both the hands.Lower your head a little and draw the crease of the neck towardsthe center of your head. Gradually lift your sternum into your thumbs and lengthen down along the back of the armpits, puttingweight on your elbows.The Salutation Seal is an ideal stress and anxiety buster. It calms the brain and bringsflexibility in hands, wrists, fingers and arms.
Child Pose (
- It is another technique to say good bye to stress, fatigue, backand neck pain and to tone up your hips, thighs and ankles.Kneel down on the floor and try to join your big toes. Sit on your heels and separateyour knees as wide as your hips. Exhale and gradually lower your torsoto place it in the space between your thighs. Rest your foreheadon the floor. Lay your hands on the floor alongside your torso,palms facing the ceiling and the front of the shoulders pointing thefloor. Keep breathing gently and experience the weight of the frontshoulders pulling the shoulder blades wide across the back.The child’s pose is a resting pose in which you can remain for 30seconds or more. If you have problem sitting on your heels, placea thickly folded blanket or bed sheet between your thighs and calves.
Downward facing dog (
Adho mukh Svanasana
This old asana is a wonderfulmeans to combat stress, rejuvenate and strengthen the body.Kneel with your hand and knees on the floor. Place your handsunder the shoulders, spread your fingers wide and keep your knees under the hips. The knees should be at an approximatedistance of 7 inches from each other. Your spine should be straightand relaxed.Exhale and push your hips towards the ceiling. Form a V-shape of your body. Your legs and arms should be straight and headpointing downwards. Avoid pressure on the wrists by pressing intothe fingers. Concentrate on your breath. Breathe slowly and constantly. Rest in theposture for few breaths and then gradually fold your knees down to the floor and lift your upper body. Relax in the way you want.Remember to not to go beyond the limits of your body. Breathe wherever you are notable to control your breath and take the help of a yoga instructor if you want.2CommentsPosted bymalaikainYoga,Stress,Health Issues