If the weather and seasons change in any way, we generally experience our bodies responding. When it’s cooler we feel more tense and stiff. When it’s warmer out, we feel more open and flexible. But, during this transitional time, when there could be more rain or flowers flowering, you may feel emotions and energy that are encased in the heart and hips that must be let go and move on! All you require is a yoga mat that boosts your energy, and the yoga belt to start moving towards spring cleaning independently.
Hearts are the center of emotion for happiness, love, and joy and peace. However, when we try to control your emotions, these often are buried in the hips. And when we sit on the yoga mat, we can feel it! Here are two exercises you can try to feel more relaxed and happy today.
Gomukhasana/ Cow Face Pose
Below, we’ll expand the hips and the heart. Start by placing your left leg under your right leg so that the knees are squeezed together before you. If this feels uncomfortable then simply move your legs across or put your hips onto the support.
Then, you can sink your bones to the ground, and then lift your right arm upwards, and then lower your arm. Use your hands to support you or tie them to your belt to help. Inhale five deep breaths here and then fold your body inwards and hold for another 5-10 minutes. Release gradually and then shift to the next moment or work on alternately.
Restorative Pigeon Present/ Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana
In the transition from Gomukhasana, rotate the perfect leg back, and shift the hips to ensure they’re in line with the front. Make sure that the front leg is rotated to point the knee toward the left-hand side of your floor. For a more deep, efficient option, you can put a support underneath your hips as well as one directly in front of you.
Straighten your back leg, and extend your spine with an exhale. As you exhale then slowly fold forward. Spread your head and upper body over the reinforcement and also give it with a warm hug. Breathe all of your anxiety and also the old, negative thoughts and emotions. Inhale deeply onto your feet. Allow yourself to sink and relax into this pigeon pose that is supported. Do this for two minutes.
Active Pigeon Pose
If you would prefer a more energetic method of pigeon present, you can try the entire variation. It is possible to employ a lift to assist beneath the hips when required. Place your legs in the same way. Now, keep your body upright and move the right foot using your right hand. Turn the arm until you are directing the arm joint upwards to the sky. Bring your foot further in line with your head, eventually at an interval, getting return with the other arm.
If you feel that this is impossible take advantage of one of the yoga belts we have! The yoga belt is looped around your feet and try flipping your hold and rotating your arm. Gradually, and gradually and in sync with your technique the belt will help make this unique position more accessible. The beauty of props is that they help anyone to perform any pose anyone!