Have you ever had a feeling that life went out of you? You feel so tired that you cannot focus on anything? If that sounds like you - try this yoga asanas before having another cup of coffee! They aresimple, quick and work as an energy shot that brights your mind and fills you up with the power you need!
Simhasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Simha(Lion) and asana (posture or pose). The position itself reminds a roaring lion and it connects the physical posture with a specific breathing technique. It’s a truly great practice to relieve tension accumulated in the chest and face as well as it helps firm the muscle on the front of the throat building collagen and preventing the appearing of wrinkles and the pulling down of the corners of the mouth (which is a sign of the mentioned muscle being contracted). In other words, this technique is not only a great fun but it also slows down aging of the skin.
Depression, melancholy, lethargy, apathy, fatigue or disorientated states of mood can affect anyone of us. In order to treat this symptoms medicine offers a variety of psychotropic drugs that are about to cure these diseases. Yoga poses on the other hand are said to be a natural way of returning to the emotional balance - through the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises). The practice of yoga, like any other physical activity, increases the level of serotonin (hormone of happiness) and allows us to find the purpose in life and giving it a meaning by creating a desire to experience life more.
Bhramari Pranayama is made from the hindi word “Bhramar” that means bumble Bee and Pranayama is breathing so as a whole it is known as a ‘bee breath’. The sound, which is produced also resembles the humming sound of the bee. Bhramari Pranayama edges in reducing high vital sign, fatigue, and mental stress and also is one of the greatest breathing exercise to release the mind of anxiety and frustration. It is a simple breathing technique and can be practiced anywhere at work or home, as an instant option to de- stress yourself.
In Sanskrit Ujjayi means to conquer, to be victorious. Practice of Ujjayi Pranayama reduces a flow of air at a height of the throat and varies the pressure in the lungs, that increases the exchange of oxygen and circulation of blood. Ujjayi breathing during the practice of Yoga increases concentration that helps to hold the challenging poses during the asana sequences longer by bringing the space and strength to every muscle of the body. It also helps to release tension accumulated during these difficult asanas and regulates the body temperature that prepares the body to do the asanas execution; heat makes stretching safer and cleanses the internal organs out of toxins that have accumulated within.
Nadi Shodana is a form of pranayama (yogic breath control), which is very simple and has an extremely positive effect on our body and mind. This technique is also known as "happy breath" or "sweet breath" that is a form of alternate breathing through holes of the nose. "Nadi" means the channel and "Shodana" means purification. By practising Nadi Shodana you cleanse your channels of Energy.