Lots of my students ask for exercises to reset their mind. Here’s a great guided meditation class – try it out!
A busy mind
During a busy day our stress hormones, especially adrenaline and cortisol, increase. Our thoughts are easily distracted. Suddenly you realise that you’ve read a sentence several times or gone to the kitchen and back without the thing you went there for. Tensions in the body build up; your shoulders rise towards your ears and the back is starting to ache.
This is the time to reset. Try the exercise below – I promise it will make you feel more centred.
Yoga Relaxation Bodyscan
The video below is a short and easy meditation exercise called “bodyscan”. Find yourself a quiet space where you can lie down (preferably – but you can do this exercise in a seated position too). It lasts for 14 minutes, so make sure to set the phone on silent.
Ps.To me it feels like 4 minutes – not 14. Good luck!
Sometimes it feels good with a led yoga class. But what do you do if you’re on vacation without any yoga studios nearby? – YouTube! I’ve collected some of my favorite videos that I’ve practiced to this summer.
Full asthanga primary series
This is my all time favorite led primary series class. The pace is perfect and I get such a good rhythm in my practice. Highly recommended for those that have practiced yoga for a while.
Sun salutation A and B for beginners
Sometimes I like to go back to the basics and be reminded of the fundamentals in yoga. This video by David Swendson is perfect for that.
Love Meghan Currie’s slow mindful yoga style. If you want to (re)connect with your core (pelvic floor and abdominal muscles) I strongly reccommend this class. Although it is suuuper slow you will probably be equally suuuper sore the following day.
Laruga Glaser has a beautiful practice that serves as a reminder of being soft and gentle with the body. The subtle transitions and the even movements are just faboulus!