Do you find it difficult to get to sleep at night? Even though you know you are tired. Shakti Mudra is said to help relieve menstrual cramps in women as well as insomnia. Its helps to increase respiration in the lower part of your chest creating a calming effect on the body. Sounds great especially if you've had a long day, working, doing chores or simply navigating public transport! Try this Mudra after a long day when you need to wind down after all the hustle and bustle of the day in the city.
Here are some tips on Shakiti Mudra...
Have you tried this Mudra, did you feel any effects on your body, mind and soul. Let us know in the comments below.
Until next time, Lots of Love
Hana & Aya
It's pretty common in a Yoga class that at some point, you bring your hand into certain Hand Mudras such as Chin Mudra(thumbs and first fingers joined) or Anjali Mudra (prayer position). Hand Mudras are used during Asana practice as well in dance, mediation and prayer. They help channel energy, arouse a certain state of mind or create a certain nuance.But did you know when you are deep in thought or concentrating you may naturally bring your hands into a mudra? Have a look around at your co workers or people on your commute that are deep in thought and notice what they are doing with their hands.
Hakini Mudra is well known to aid concentration, focus and improve brain power by helping to bring together the right and left sides of the brain. I actually learned about this Hand Mudra before I started practicing Yoga while at Dance college. Our Ballet teacher taught us some 'Brain Gym' to help us focus and improve our technique which is pretty cool.
Here are some tips on Hakini Mudra...
Happy focusing friends. Have a wonderful brain powerful day!
Oh our poor feet, squashed up in our shoes all day long. One of the amazing things about foot exercises is you can literally do them under your desk without anyone noticing. Just slip off your shoes and get going. Check out these simple tips to keep your feet happy!
Yes people. Its that simple. Stretch out those toes.
Get a foot roller.
This little gadget is amazing. Great for massaging out the feet and releasing tension. The results from these foot rollers are amazing. After use you may feel more grounded and balanced resulting in less tension in other parts of the body. You can pop it on the floor under your desk and roll away!
I remember traveling once on Air India and they even had foot rollers built into the foot rests, great! I think this one is from Body Shop but you can pick them up all over the place.
Stand on the Earth
This is one of our faves. Not sure about the exact scientific facts on this but it feels great! Standing on the earth and feeling our feet can take us out of intense brain action into being able to feel our bodies. This helps us get back in tune with ourselves leaving us feeling refreshed and rejuvenated!
Hope you enjoyed these Happy Feet Tips. Please leave comments, love, questions and suggestions for future posts in the box below.
Loads of Love
Hana & Aya
Hope you are having fab week. Do you get tension in your next and shoulders? Some of us spend long amounts of time sitting down at a desk. Throughout the day a combination of stress and bad posture and create aches, pains and stiffness in our shoulders and neck. Shoulders rising up by our ears, hunching forward does not result in feeling or looking good! So what can we do? It might not be practical to start doing full blown Yoga practice at work but you can certainly sneak in a few simple stretches to help keep your neck and shoulders relaxed. Check out these 5 simple stretches...
Wall Stretch (okay this one you have to stand up for)
Hand Lock Shoulder Stretch
Questions, comments, ideas and love please leave in the comments below. Lots of love and relaxation to you.