Saturday, April 16, 2011
Favorite Poses For Letting Go
Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle Pose). I love this pose because you can really breath into it, and it's also great for anxiety, fatigue, headache, stress, neck pain and a variety of other ailments. There's the yummy hamstring stretch of Janu Sirsasana (Head-to-Knee Forward Bend). Thinking about this asana makes me want to get into it again and just relax forward.This pose is wonderful for improving digestion and for lowering high blood pressure. Balasana (Child's Pose) is a pose I love to use in between the exertion of a challenging yoga vinyasa. It helps me to come back to myself and heralds an intense feeling of calm. Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes Pose) is an asana that soothes digestive ills and opens the chakras of the root, sacral and solar plexas. This amazing asana can begin to awaken your kundalini if practiced regularly. The Lying Spinal Twist (Jathara Parivrittasana) gently stimulates you digestive tract and just plain feels so good as you unravel the stress in your whole back and hip joints. If you're a beginner feel free to fully bend your knees in this pose. And lastly but not least I love, love, love, Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle Pose). In this asana you can really just allow yourself to be. It's a wonderful pose stretch the inner thighs and relax tight pelvic muscles. Try these poses out at the end of a tiring day and you'll be rejuvenated and prepared to rest for the evening.