How yoga helps us stay grounded

November 8, 2016

 

Grounding is one of the most amazing ways to get into your body. When you're stuck in your head, nothing  grounds you more than Yoga. It puts you directly in the present moment, the only place worth being.


Here are a few tips and poses that will keep you steady and ready for practice!

 

Breathe 
This is  the quick and easy way to settle before and after practice . It will slow down the mind, your body and breath should follow and become calm and steady.

 

Focus on Foundation
Earth is the element connecting to root chakra  which is related to stability and feelings or emotions . Poses such as the lotus or easy pose as known to some, is a good way to ground yourself .

 

"Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear." - Anthony Robbins

 

Drishti

Drishti is a Sanskrit (a Hindu language) word for vision or insight.It is as simple as finding a focal point on the floor or wall to stare at while holding a yoga posture, If you can focus on one spot, whether it be a spot on the wall,floor or roof etc. and fully bring your mind into only looking at that object, you will be successful in grounding yourself

 

Four Poses to Help you in grounding

Easy pose
Come into a seated position with the buttocks on the floor, then cross the legs, placing the feet directly below the knees. Rest the hands on the knees or the lap with the palms facing up or down
Press the hip bones down into the floor and reach the crown of the head up to lengthen the spine. Drop the shoulders down and back, and press the chest towards the front of the room.

 

Mountain Pose (tadasana)
Stand with the bases of your big toes touching, heels slightly apart (so that your second toes are parallel). Lift and spread your toes and the balls of your feet, then lay them softly down on the floor.

 

Downward-Facing Dog
Come onto the floor on your hands and feet. Spread your palms, index fingers parallel or slightly turned out, and turn your toes under then push your top thighs back and stretch your heels onto or down toward the floor.Lengthen your tailbone away from the back of your pelvis and press it lightly toward the pubis. Against this resistance, lift the sitting bones toward the ceiling, and from your inner ankles draw the inner legs up into the groins.

 

Warrior II Pose
Turn the right toes to the right wall and bend the right knee directly over the right ankle.Turn the hips and the shoulders towards the front and reach out through the finger tips, reaching towards the side walls. Turn and look at the right middle finger.Press into the feet, keeping the legs strong. Sink the hips down towards the floor, and reach the crown of the head up to lengthen the spine. Relax the shoulders down and back, pressing the chest forward.

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