Gain Confidence, Inner Peace And Serenity by Practicing Yoga

By Patricia | December 23, 2008
Yoga For Confidence & Serenity

In most cases people worry habitually for the sake of worrying. They imagine things that have not taken place and may never happen also. Mental energy when used negatively constantly makes you fall ill eventually. Heart attacks, diabetes, skin problem, high blood pressure all are due to accumulation of continuous tension.

Yoga helps us to use mental energy positively. We find a sea change in our attitude and outlook. It strengthens us mentally and physically to overcome all our difficulties. Regular practice of yoga poses (Asanas) and controlled breathing technique (Pranayama) help in disciplining the mind and the body. We gain confidence, inner peace and serenity.

The Yoga Poses Which Will Help In Transformation Are

Yoga-Mudra (The Symbol Of Yoga)

Sit in lotus position. Take hands back and hold toes of the same foot from behind. Exhale and bend forward. Bring head gently to the floor. Maintain the pose and breathe normally. Inhale and return to the normal pose.

Supta-Vajrasana ( The Supine Pelvic Posture)

Sit on the ground between the heels. Hold the feet with the hands and slowly lean backward, supporting yourself on the elbows till your back and head are resting on the ground. Place the hands under the nape of the neck and maintain this pose as long as you are comfortable breathing normally. Sit up supporting yourself on the elbows and stretch out the legs and relax.

Vakrasana (Spinal Twist)

Sit on the ground with legs stretched out. Bend the right leg and bring it up to the abdomen. Lift the right foot, bring it over the left thigh and rest it flat on the floor. Bring the left hand in front of the right knee and hold the big toe of the right foot with the left hand. Stretch out the right arm behind the back with the palm resting on the ground. Maintain this position for a few seconds and then go back to the normal position. Repeat it the other way round.

Bhujangasana (The Cobra Pose)

Lie on your stomach with forehead on the floor and arms close to the chest. Bend elbows and bring hands close to the shoulders with fingers spread out. Inhale and raise the head and the trunk off the floor. Extend neck fully, looking upward. Keep hips, thighs and knees firm and contracted. Maintain the pose and breathe normally. Exhale and return to original position.

Paschimottanasana (Stretching Of the back and leg)

Sit with legs straight and back erect. Exhale and bend your trunk and head forward from the waist. Reach forward and hold each big toe with the hooks of the fingers of each hand. Pulling the big toes, bend forward further and rest the elbows on the floor. Rest the forehead on the knees. Maintain the pose and breathe normally. Inhale and return to original position.

Viparitkarani (The Inverted Posture)

Lie on your back. Exhale and raise the legs and hips with the help of your arms. Bend the arms and hold the hips in your hands so that the body is supported on the elbows, shoulder-blades and the head. The legs should form an angle of 60 to 70 degrees with the ground. Maintain this position as long as you are comfortable. Then lower the legs gently to the floor.

Sarvangasana (The Should-Stand Pose)

Lie flat on the ground. Exhaling slowly raises the legs, hips and the trunk in a continuous movement till vertical. Raise the legs with knees straight and the hips by supporting the arms on the ground. Bend elbows and hold the trunk in the hands. The chin will be buried in the upper chest. Hold this position as long as you are comfortable. Then gently lower the trunk, hips and the legs to the ground.

Shavasana (The Corpse Pose)

Lie flat on the ground. The arms should be away from your body with palms facing upward and feet slightly apart. Close the eyes, try to loosen every organ, sinew and nerve of your body from head to toe and keep the mind free. Start breathing deeply, slowly and rhythmically.

Along with the above postures, rhythmic breathing in Bhastrika (Bellows) and Anuloma Viloma (Alternate Nostril breathing) will also have to be practiced regularly for regaining and maintaining perfect state of health and equilibrium.

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