Yoga is a discipline that is based on a long series of exercises that help and stimulate the mental well being. It was born in the initiatory schools of India and Tibet where through its techniques the person came to a union of body, mind and soul with God. For many years yoga has been one of the favorite subjects and choice especially for women. Very often, due to work commitments and domestic obligations you do not have the time to go to the gym. Why not try doing yoga by yourself at home? It’s not a difficult task! All it requires is a a few changes to the home decoration to make space. Practicing this discipline in the home is not impossible, the important thing is to follow some simple tips and practice exercises.
It is essential to choose a time of day when you know you’ll have rest assured. Find a quiet place and not busy space in the house where you can easily reach the concentration levels required perhaps with large windows or openings that give a view of the surrounding nature. If you have open spaces in your home, you can choose an environment where you feel comfortable and maybe even arrange candles and plants to create a relaxing and intimate atmosphere. The important thing is to get rid of watches and mobile phones so you can gather every little energy to devote to your mind and your body, the place to be timeless, a space just for you. At this point you can start Yoga. Start from the breathing exercises and continue with less intensity finally once you reach the maximum concentration perform the more complicated exercises. Doing yoga alone can achieve excellent results for problems such as anxiety and stress or to tone parts of the body such as the abdomen and buttocks. After these initial steps which are essential to practice Yoga in an effective way here are some basic positions.
The position of the Wave is an anti stress exercise that helps to free the mind of stress and thoughts. Cross your legs with your palms pressed against each other, keep your back straight and breathe on a regular basis. The position of the stick to Earth means to lower your torso and legs almost to the floor holding your head high. Repeat this exercise several times to tone the tummy and arms. The position of the Arch is all about lying down on your stomach with your legs straight and heels facing upwards. Grab your ankles and pull from the floor and your knees while keeping your chest contraction bending your head back until you stare at the ceiling. Stay like that for a few seconds and then release them. The position of the Fish is when your body is supine with the legs together. The hands go under the back to the hips and the arms are folded pointing your elbows on the floor. Exhale lifting the torso, neck and head. Buckled then back the bust and neck supporting the summit of the skull on the floor while your legs remain relaxed and extended. Liberate your arms and place your hands on your abdomen. Finally there’s the position of the Cobra. Lie down with your face to the ground, your legs stretched out, the soles of the feet facing upwards. The hands are almost symmetrical under your shoulders and your elbows touch the body and chin that are placed on the ground. Help yourself with the strength of your arms to raise your head and look upward. Your arms should be straight, legs, buttocks and back are relaxed and the tension will be only in the arms.
Try to practice constantly for 30 minutes a day. Turning your house into a Yoga home is not difficult at all! You will experience psychological and physical benefits due to this discipline!