Easy Bliss Yoga - Free Introduction
Yoga for grounding: This 20 minutes class will help you to feel more stable, secure and connected when things feel out of control. We are going to work with standing and sitting yoga postures to encrease our sense of Being rooted and stable. On an energetic level we are going to attune to the earth energies, recharging our first energetic center Muladhara located at the level of the pelvis area. This is our center of Grounding, security, trust and survival. It is the battery od our being. We will be using Bhu Mudra: Bhu means earth and mudra means gesture. With this practice the body forms the shape of a mountain firmly planted in the earth. The fingers are brought to the ground activating muladhara Chakra, cultivating stability in the body and mind. We will be practicing a breathing exercise as well. Diaphragmatic breathing is a type of a breathing exercise that helps strengthen your diaphragm, an important muscle that helps you breathe. This breathing exercise is also sometimes called belly breathing or abdominal breathing. Though breathing is a voluntary and automatic process, yet when done with awareness brings with it many positive implications on health. When Diaphragmatic Breathing that forms part of the respiratory process is done with care and awareness, it comes with many benefits. These are stated below: The main aim of this type of Diaphragmatic Breathing is to strengthen the diaphragm and reduce heavy breaths, engaging in deep breathing. Diaphragmatic Breathing slows down the heart rate, having better control of the blood pressure. With this kind of deep breathing with awareness it helps in calming the parasympathetic nervous system, thereby reducing stress, better control with symptoms related to depression, better emotional control, reduced tensions and inhibitions. Thus a great practice in keeping the body and mind calm. With better management of stress and depression, students suffering from insomnia or disturbed sleep can also be benefited. Controindications : While the practice of Diaphragmatic Breathing is a safe practice that can be done by students of any age or experience, yet yoga teachers need to keep a few precautions in mind while teaching the same: Students who have undergone a heart surgery or are recovering from issues related to the heart should take it slow with Diaphragmatic Breathing. Also, the same should be practiced under the guidance of a yoga teacher. Students recovering from any damage to the rib cage, spinal injury, fractures of the collar bone, severe osteoporosis, neck or head injury. Students with the history of acute asthma or tuberculosis. If students find the deep and slow breathing suffocating, then, they should be stopped from Diaphragmatic Breathing immediately. At the beginning connecting to this kind of breathing can be difficult especially when breathing was shallow. For such cases, the practice of Diaphragmatic Breathing should be encouraged while lying on the back, and gradually move to seated on a chair and then seated on the floor. Pregnant Women should not be forced to practice this kind of breathing, since it will put pressure on their abdomen. They can practice the same taking breaks to rest and relax in between. If students are diagnosed with dyspnea (condition of slow breathing), then, Diaphragmatic Breathing should be done with care and guidance. Since this kind of breathing reduces the number of breaths in a minute with practice, those with dyspnea may not benefit with this practice. Breathing less than required in a minute when the body needs a certain amount of oxygen to keep the organs functional, then, trying to breath even lesser is a contraindication. Hence best to avoid or take care with the practice.
Equipment: Yoga mat
Body focus: All