4 Awesome Yoga Poses to Give Your Mind an Extra Boost

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By Lesya Li

Yoga is the ancient practice of connecting mind, breath, and body in order to discover true health and wellbeing. Yoga is deeply profound, all-powerful approach to living. Even though yoga dates back around 2,600 years, it is more prominent now than ever, and there are good reasons for that; Arguably, yoga is unlike anything else you will have ever tried before! There is no need for expensive equipment or special skills. It’s simply about you discovering calmer, more joyful self.

Yoga liberates each of us from unnecessary confusion, stress, and pain. It helps quieten the mind. When the mind becomes quiet it gives us peace. Which also results in serenity and joy; rich in happiness and fulfilling life.

4 Yoga Tips That Help Detoxify Your Body

What about yoga as a powerful aid for detoxifying our bodies? When it comes to that, yoga can help in a multitude of ways. Not only do the postures help detoxify the body, but specific breathing techniques and meditation help to rid the mind of unwanted ‘toxins’ too, creating beauty from the inside-out.

#1 Twisting Yoga Postures

Twists are said to help in detoxifying internal organs such as the liver. They can revitalise the spine after hours spent hunching at a desk, and create space in the muscles surrounding the lungs so you’re able to breathe more fully. Simple seated and supine yoga twists help you unwind after a long day and standing postures like revolved chair pose and Parivrtta Trikonasana (revolved triangle) can be stimulating, quite warming and reviving.

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#2 Balancing Yoga Postures

It’s incredibly easy to tell how much is going on in our minds by how challenging we find simply balancing on one foot! When the mind is buzzing, it’s busy and full, we’re much more likely to wobble and fall. On the other hand, when you are calm and collected, you will notice balancing becomes much easier.

Either way, balancing is never about being perfect and ‘getting it right’, it’s always about training the mind to focus on one thing at a time – hopefully, a great skill we can then bring with us into our daily life. Try practicing postures like Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon) and tree pose to find your focus!

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#3 Backbends

These postures tend to bring a breath of fresh air to the mind and body by opening the lungs and stimulating the nervous system. Without any doubt, you will notice a change in your energy levels after practising them. Full Wheel and Ustrasana (Camel Pose) open the heart and lungs and counteract any hunching in the shoulders and spine.

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#4 Being Mindful on and off Mat

That focus and attention we find during our Yoga practice benefit us most when we find the ability to translate it into everyday life. By paying attention to the breath in a posture, we practice being present in that moment. Try taking just a minute now and then throughout the day to become aware of your breath; slowing it down and then shifting your focus on it entirely. Simply practising this will stop the mind from racing and you will begin to appreciate and enjoy the beauty of life too.

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Lesya Li

Lesya Li

Founder, Head of Content at HavingTime
Lesya Li is a founder of HavingTime – a digitally native story magazine for people that need to share inspiration and be inspired.
Lesya Li
Lesya Li