Showing posts with label Relaxing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Relaxing. Show all posts

05 June 2013

When life gets busy....Child's pose.



My blog has been a bit neglected of late as life is pretty hectic at the moment.

I continue my daily Ashtanga yoga practice (mostly) and come to child's pose when things get busy in my world.

Balasana or child's pose is both relaxing and calming, allowing the back brain to rest towards the front brain, encouraging a restful mind.  While I don't recommend you drop to your knees every time you feel a bit of stress (could make for interesting business meetings), I do recommend finding time for child's pose for quietening the mind, and connecting with the child within.

24 May 2011

Bedtime Mantra


I often use mantras to clear a "head space" for myself.
Here is one I came across that is said to help soothe the nerves, and aid relaxation.
It is the bija mantra, or seed sound SOM ( pronounced "sohm") Repeat it to yourself until the body and mind, feels calm and relaxed.