Secret Weapon For Calm

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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Free Online Yoga in 60 Seconds


Yoga doesn’t have to be complicated!  You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how simple these practices are & easy to slot into your everyday routine in just 60 seconds a day.  I created these free online yoga videos as a resource that you can come back to whenever you need a bit of inspiration. I hope you enjoy practicing them just as much as I enjoy making them! ~ Charley Hickey C-IAYT, Yoga Therapist & Owner Charleyoga

Please Read - Safety Tips For Viewers

Please Note: Most of our class videos are recorded for our students who have already practiced with us in person.  If you are new to things or injured and not sure if this is right for you then we suggest attending some yoga classes with a qualified teacher to ensure safety during your practice.  We advise that you consult with a health professional (e.g GP) first before starting a yoga practice.

Guided meditation can be a great tool to help alleviate stress & anxiety. However, meditation is not a substitute for professional healthcare.  If you feel you are not coping, then please seek professional help by speaking to your GP.  Mental Health Australia provides further information and resources that you might find helpful