Asana

Energizing Yoga Poses for Students to Increase Productivity

There are a number of energizing Yoga asanas and sequences that will help students to increase their level of productivity. Students are often challenged by many different commitments to their academic studies, personal interests, friends, sports and family obligations. Yoga postures and sequences that help to energize and invigorate both the body and the mind will help a student to reach his or her goals while maintaining good mental and physical health.

Yoga Poses for Activating the Throat Chakra

All of the backbending asanas open up the Throat Chakra. Many backbending postures also elongate the entire front side of the body, including the quadricep muscles. This elongation is very energizing and will leave you feeling exuberant and light-hearted. A gentle backbending Yoga asana that prepares you to enter into more intense backbending poses is Sphinx Pose.

Yoga Asana: The Pros and Cons of Headstand

According to William Broad, author of The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards, Headstand is one of the most risky poses yoga offers. He notes that any pose like Headstand, which can torque the neck, can tear arterial linings, causing blood clots and, ultimately, strokes.

How to Keep your Heart Open in Warrior 1 Pose

Warrior 1 Pose is a solution to much of what ails humankind. In our day-to-day lives, many painful, difficult and stressful experiences are held in the body and mind. Relationships that are challenging at best, and devastatingly painful at worst, often close down our heart areas. A collapsed chest area and tense shoulders also restrict our capacity to breath fully and deeply.

Beginning Standing Yoga Asanas for Trauma Survivors

Two wonderful beginning standing Yoga poses that help to develop skills of present awareness, balance and wholeness are Tadasana or Mountain Pose and Tree Pose. Practicing Mountain Pose in a very aware manner will help a trauma survivor to simply feel more and be more in his or her body.

Beginning Sitting Yoga Asanas for Trauma Survivors

Supported Forward Fold, Seated Twist and Fire Log Pose are all very effective Yoga asanas that are available to Yoga practitioners of all levels. Seated Yoga asanas that are practiced in a restorative manner are particularly nourishing and relaxing. Restorative Poses will also help a trauma survivor to feel held and supported. Supported Forward Fold is an accessible Yoga asana that allows a trauma survivor to relax and release a feeling of being frozen.

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