The winter has just bid good bye in most parts of the world and summer is yet to set in. That leaves us with the a beautiful season of spring. You open your window and see the fresh flowers blooming everywhere. The parks are flooded with children on the swings and their pets chasing the butterflies. There is something mystic about the air. Yes, I guess love is in the air. With Valentine's day around the corner, there is a sudden burst of energy in people you see everywhere, at your workplace, at home, on your commute to work.
The million dollar question would be why to keep the spirits high only for a reason? Why can't we always have the spirit elevated? If we dig further into nuances of oneself, we would find that the secret to keep the spirits high lies within us. We just need to fine tune the self to see the magic work.
So keep your spirits high this Valentine's Day and rest of the year with these simple yoga poses and let the love flow easily:
Adho Mukho Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog pose)
This is a heart opening pose that is used as a resting position as it calms the system, energizes the body and channelizes the flow of emotions.
Makara Adho Mukha Svanasana (Dolphin Plank pose)
The Dolphin Plank is another heart-opening yoga pose that relieves the body of headache, fatigue and back-ache.
Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)
The Cobra pose expands and improves blood circulation to the chest region. This is a heart opening yoga posture that opens up channels of energy and love in you.
Sarvangasana (Shoulder stand)
The Shoulder stand stretches the heart muscles by returning more venous blood to the heart and also stimulates the thyroid gland.
Utkatasana (Chair pose)
Every person loves an expressive lover. The Chair pose helps you express better by stimulating the heart and opening your heart chakra.
Veerabhadrasana (Warrior pose)
The Warrior pose improves balance in the body and increases stamina. It also releases stress while calming the mind and helps keep the heart rate in check.
All these asanas will help circulate blood smoothly and efficiently in the heart region. Always keep smiling while doing these asanas. Each asana should be repeated 5 to 10 times with deep breaths.
The best part of these asanas is that they would not only uplift you emotionally and keep your spirits high but will also keep your heart healthy. So, why wait till the next Valentine's Day to start doing these amazing asanas? You just got one more reason to pull out your yoga mats!
Yoga practice helps develop the body and mind bringing a lot of health benefits yet is not a substitute for medicine. It is important to learn and practice yoga postures under the supervision of a trained Art of Living Yoga teacher. In case of any medical condition, practice yoga postures after consulting a doctor and an Art of Living Yoga teacher. Find an Art of Living Yoga course at an Art of Living Center near you. Do you need information on courses or share feedback? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org