Try the Seated Sun Pose - it improves circulation to your head , massages internal organs, and limbers your spine and hips.
Sit back in your chair with your legs slightly wider than hip width apart. Breathe out completely then breathe in and with a sweeping motion bring your arms up over your head. Look up and stretch. Breathe out while bending forward between your legs and if you can put your palms on the floor. Slowly breathe in while raising back up with arms over head again, then loer your arms to the side.
That is, anxiety does not, cannot exist when the muscles are truly relaxed." Barbara Brown, Art of Biofeedback.
Great - you're asking! Now...what are you ready for? abundance? peace? ease? Try this mudras (yoga poses for the hands): Sit comfortably with spine straight. Place your left hand on your left knee, palm down. Place your right hand on your right knee palm up - like a cup. Take several slow deep breaths and consider the law of opposite forces-grounded openness. Open your thoughts to the possibility that you are "all-ready" for anythings! This mudra is called Bhumisparsha Mudra- give yourself the gift of a few quiet minutes today to breathe, practice and consider this mudra.
"Be careful what you water your dreams with.Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dreams. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Lao Tzu.
BE a lemon tree! Consider practicing Tree Pose to promote balance and stability:
Imagine you're a tree - your legs are the roots, spine the trunk, arms the branches.
1.As you stand, feel length in your spine extending up and down at the same time.
2. Select a focal point ahead of you to rest your gaze, hands in prayer position.
3. Shift your weight from both feet to the right foot -rooting your right foot into the earth and lifting through the crown of your head.
4. When stable, lift the left foot, rotate the knee outward, raising left foot up to the ankle, knee or thigh area - pads of the foot resting gently on the inside of the right leg.
5. Raise arms overhead and feel your breath entering and exiting your nose. Feel the strength and balance of the pose. Try maintaining the pose through several breaths.
6. Slowly lower arms and left leg.
7. Repeat this sequence on the other side.
How are you feeling today?? energized ...or depleted from the holidays?? - no judgement... just notice. Do your yoga practice regardless. Yoga's not about trying to change or hide who you are, but rather understand who you are!
There's always more to learn about yoga and in turn, learn about yourself.