Yoga In 60 Seconds ~ Secret Weapon For Calm
Nyasa Mudra Practice
I love yoga practices that you can do anywhere and it’s like a secret weapon that only you know you have.
This practice with the hands is perfect to use for times when you may be feeling a little nervous. Perhaps before a job interview or whilst waiting for a dentist appointment.
One of my teachers taught me this and it’s one of my favourite practices to calm the body, mind and breath. Known as nyasa which means placement. The purpose is to bring awareness to a particular part of the body to cultivate a meditative focus and disconnect from other distractions. When done with the fingers like this it is known as kara nyasa.
A subtle but powerful practice. Best practiced in low-stress situations when you are calm to get comfortable and familiar first. It’s a bit like driving a car, you learn in the carpark first before you hop on the freeway!
I love this dictionary definition of the verb “calm”
make (someone) tranquil and quiet; soothe
That really is what it is, it’s an action that creates a feeling. In this case, the “someone” is you! You still feel strong emotions but your reactions to them are not as strong. You are able to think more clearly to respond in a way that you wish to. I hope this helps you.
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