Feeling not quite like your true self these days? Reset with this yoga technique.
In life, it’s important to stay true to who you really are and trust your instincts. However, this is easier said than done when we feel the daily pressures of having to live up to society’s expectations of us. Not to mention, when it’s hard to trust your intuition, you end up feeling insecure and overly sensitive to rejection and criticism.
If you practice yoga, there is a simple way to get back to who you are and what you truly believe in. You need to balance your Solar Plexus Chakra. The ability to trust your instincts while feeling secure about your decisions is connected to the energy of this chakra. teaches us about our need to stand true to who we are and what we believe in.
Try the poses below to find your inner strength and confidence by resetting your Solar Plexus Chakra.
By Hannah Leatherbury
1. Boat Pose (Navasana)
In Boat Pose, you root down into the earth with your sitting bones and extend up to the sky through the crown of your head and your toes.
2. Reverse Plank Pose (Purvottanasana)
This pose teaches you what it feels like to raise yourself up (on a physical level) and that you’ve got what it takes! Ground down into the base of your fingers and also into the backs of your heels.
3. Sun Mudra (Surya Mudra)
This mudra, or hand gesture, can be done from a seated position with your hands resting easily on your thighs. To form the mudra, fold your ring fingers toward your palms and hold them down with the tips of your thumbs.
4. Half Lord of the Fishes Pose (Ardha Matsyendrasana)
This posture provides a wonderful twist for your spinal column. Protect your spine by staying firmly upright on your sitting bones. Stop rotating before you experience labored breathing. Extend through the crown of your head to ensure the twist continues from your neck to the base of your spine in one long line of energy.
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