Elevate Your Mental Well-being with These 5 Yoga Poses!

At Aspire Training Team, we care about your well-being as much as we care about your education. Which is why we recommend incorporating yoga poses into your routine. Yoga isn’t just about exercise; it’s about finding balance and peace within yourself.

 

Here are five yoga poses we suggest to support your mental health journey!

 

Child’s Pose:

  1. Firstly, kneel on the floor and sit back on your heels.
  2. Lower your forehead to the mat, arms extended in front or resting by your sides.
  3. Breathe deeply and let go of tension.

The Child’s Pose impacts on mental health thorough reducing stress, encouraging mindfulness as well as grounding. Furthermore, encouraging this posture will give you a moment of calm and support your well-being.

 

Downward Facing Dog:

  1. Firstly, start on your hands and knees, then lift your hips up and back.
  2. Press your palms into the mat and straighten your legs, forming an inverted V shape.
  3. Feel the stretch in your spine and legs as you breathe deeply. This pose increases blood flow to your brain, improving focus and mental clarity.

 

Downward Facing Dog helps to increase blood flow in the heart and brain which supports mental health and clarity. Therefore, stimulating the nervous system, enhancing your mood, reduces stress and supports grounding.

Corpse Pose:

  1. Firstly, lie flat on your back with arms and legs extended, palms facing up.
  2. Close your eyes and allow your body to completely relax.
  3. Focus on your breath and let go of any thoughts or worries. This pose promotes mindfulness and rejuvenation.

 

Corpse pose, also known as Savasana allows your body and mind to integrate as one, it provides a moment of stillness that will assist you in observing your breath, body movements and emotions. It encourages mindfulness and awareness as well as being restorative and rejuvenating

 

Easy Sitting Pose:

 

  1. Firstly, sit cross-legged on the floor, spine tall and shoulders relaxed.
  2. Rest your hands on your knees or in your lap.
  3. Close your eyes and take deep breaths, finding stillness and calm within yourself. This pose helps you centre your thoughts and emotions.

 

The Easy Sitting pose allows you to cultivate gratitude and inner peace as well as promoting emotional regulation. It also facilitates energy flow throughout the body, therefore having a positive impact on your mood and mental outlook.

 

Cow Pose:

  1. Firstly, position yourself on your hands and knees, ensuring that your wrists are aligned under your shoulders and your knees are under your hips.
  2. As you inhale, gently arch your back, lifting your chest and tailbone towards the ceiling.
  3. With a smooth exhale, return to a neutral spine position. Repeat this movement several times, synchronizing your breath with the motion. This pose serves to encourage self-expression and facilitate emotional release.

 

Finally, The Cow pose offers an opportunity to develop breath awareness, thereby fostering a sense of presence and mindfulness. Additionally, it stimulates the heart and throat chakras, which are associated with feelings of love, compassion, and self-expression. Moreover, it encourages emotional release, ultimately enhancing your mood.

Incorporate these yoga poses into your daily routine to support your mental well-being. Remember, your journey to a healthier mind starts with small, intentional steps. We’re here to support you every step of the way!

 

Source: https://www.yogicwayoflife.com

 

Learn More About Mental Health and Wellbeing With Aspire: 

If you’re keen on continuing your learning about mental health, these courses are perfect for you:
Level 2 Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health
Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid & Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace
Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health in The Early Years

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