Yoga is the name of serenity, peace, calm flexibility and all that good stuff. If you are a yoga enthusiast or consider it not your game, you would still give it a thumbs-up when you are considering calming your mind, reining in your thoughts or just turn to a more relaxed version of you. What I consider spectacular about yoga is that it’s like water both tough and flowy. Beautifully powerful and wonderful for your mind and soul too.
So today we thought to bring you a selection of 4 calming yoga poses in this stressful life. Our selection is based on the effect you feel and the fact that these poses can be performed by the beginners as well. If you are a pro, you would realize the importance of these poses as these are performed in between more complex poses. Here goes the list:
- Shavasana (Corpse Pose): This pose is simple physically. You have to lie down on your mat, with legs apart, hands at your sides with palms facing up. Close your eyes and breathe in and out. This pose is generally practiced at the end of the session, but we are talking about it because of its importance. You relax your mind, calm your thoughts. Concentrate on the breath traveling through your body. Try not to hold any thoughts in the mind, let go. Initially, it would be difficult but with practice, it will get better. Mastering your mind is always more difficult than mastering your body. That’s why this pose is not as easy as it seems.
- Balasana (Child Pose): Another relaxing pose. It takes you into a curled up position like that of a child. What is more joyous, stress-free than the state of childhood. This is why this pose is said to calm mind and body. It also relieves stress and fatigue while promoting blood circulation throughout the body. Sit on your heels with toes touching the mat, spread your knees hip width apart. Lower your torso and bring it to rest between your thighs. Put your head on the floor. Rest your hands on the floor near your torso with palms up. Release front of your shoulders toward the floor.
- Viparita Karani (Legs up the Wall Pose): In this pose, you form a 90-degree angle with your body, with your legs on the wall with your soles facing upward and your upper body touching the floor. This pose brings you relief from anxiety, mild depression, and headaches and helps you find your calm self.
- Sukhasana (Easy Yoga Pose): This one is named after ‘Sukh’ meaning happiness, bliss. This is the pose that yogi’s take for meditation. This is the pose that you find most Buddha statues in, the personification of calm itself. You sit with spine straight, legs crossed closer to shins. Keep your hands on your knees, palms facing upward. This pose is said to enhance the feeling of peacefulness. It calms your mind.
All these poses provide physical benefits as well, but we are focusing on the mental benefits here. You may try these poses and others, remember nothing fits everybody. But these poses are beneficial on a general consensus.