Getting your heart rate up on a regular basis is vital for a balanced healthy body. Here are a few ways you can raise your heart rate throughout your regular yoga practice using dynamic movement; a practice that focuses on one movement per breath in shapes that flow from one to the next, or repeat several themselves over and over using the entire body.
Everyone has their own personal empowerment shape that they connect with more than any other. It’s your go-to Asana for everything that ails you, your personal empowerment pose and provides you with the resilience you need to get through almost anything! Let’s take a look at some of the most powerful poses when you need to practise yoga for resilience.
If you’re wondering how you could be creatively building more overall strength, here are few ways to use a yoga wheel to enhance this aspect of your practice. Each shape will engage the muscles needed for the final strengthening activity and will grow your confidence towards trying that final one-armed, one-legged crow balance. Let’s play!
Ever noticed how yogi’s seem to be so comfortable in their bodies, even in crazy fandangled shapes? Ever wondered how they tend to walk with more confidence, live with more courage, and just generally seem more abundant? This is not a trick of the light and it in no way happens overnight- but it IS real! And you can get there too!
There are many styles of yoga to choose from, So how do you know which style is right for you? Here is a break down of a few of the most prevalent styles. Just keep in mind that each style- although different physically, is based on the same ancient philosophy of leading a happy life and loving yourself and others.
Yoga is renowned for its ability to grow our confidence. Unraveling the muscles of the chest and opening the solar plexus can have a delicious effect on this aspect of the practice. Yin Yoga is a great way to take this even deeper. The long heavy holds release emotional tension and restore self confidence by nourishing our self-trust. It becomes a layer cake of heart opening warmth.
If your intention is to cultivate a life where your confidence shines through and guides the way, then you will likely need to wake up each morning and clarify that objective for the day ahead – and not just with mantras spoken into a mirror- with action! Here is a mini routine you can add to your morning, to allow your confidence to begin glowing as soon as the sun rises.
Balance is an integral part of maintaining a healthy body for many, many reasons. Physical balance requires core strength, helps us work through residual movement patterns from old injuries and encourages a healthy lifestyle, both externally and internally. Despite this, balance is often a much overlooked element of fitness. So, are you doing it enough?