CHASE AWAY STRESS WITH YOGA!
At one time or another, everyone has to face a period of stress: in the middle of a busy daily life, between work and family life, this feeling can come back regularly. And everyone is looking for a way to deal with it! Aging accelerators (hello pre-aging wrinkles), stress and anxiety are detrimental to our serenity. But solutions exist to make these unpleasant visitors disappear!
Are you stressed or tense? Do you have a lot of things to deal with in your daily life? Today's society requires us to be everywhere, even if we sometimes get lost along the way and don't know where to turn. In order to lead this life at 100 per hour, yoga can help you to better manage difficult situations while remaining Zen. Only one small effort will have to be made on your part: you will have to show regularity and discipline. Once you've set up the yoga routine, the benefits will soon be felt and you'll undoubtedly find it very comfortable day after day.
The benefits of regular yoga practice...
Regular practice of yoga will help you to let go: meditation, breathing (pranayama) and postures (asanas) will bring you back into the present moment and help you move away from toxic thoughts and other anxiety-provoking concerns. Little by little, practice helps you learn to better manage negative situations and to be in acceptance. If everyday worries are still present, you will perceive them differently. On the physical side, yoga will also help relieve back pain, an area where many tensions are lodged. No more muscular contractures! Breathing exercises rebalance energy, soothe the mind by reducing all that untimely chatter that blossoms in your head, improve concentration and self-confidence. Thanks to yoga, you will also get better sleep. Because when you're stressed, you have insomnia. Some postures are very soothing, even soporific! Exercises that target the hips are very effective in this context, because they allow negative emotions and anxiety to disappear. To help you regain a soothed mind, here are two breathing exercises.
The buzzing of the bee, "Bhramari"
Choose a comfortable sitting posture. Use your index fingers to cover your ears. Then breathe in deeply through your nose (your mouth will remain closed throughout the exercise). As you exhale, also through your nose, make the sound "mmmm", which evokes the buzzing of the bee. Repeat this cycle 10 times in a row.
Alternating Breathing, "Nadi Shodana"
Choose a comfortable sitting posture (e.g. sit in a suit). Raise your right hand, index and middle fingers curved. Block the right nostril with your right thumb. Inhale deeply through the left nostril, counting to 4.5 or 6 depending on how you feel. Close the left nostril with the ring finger and release the right nostril by exhaling and counting to 4.5 or 6. Inhale deeply through the right nostril while counting and plug the right nostril with your thumb, then release the left nostril to exhale while counting to 4.5 or 6. Here is a cycle, you can repeat it 5 to 10 times.