The more I learn about yoga benefits the more enthusiastic I become.
Bruce Lipton said: „Stress causes up to 90% of doctor’s visits” yoga is one of the best antidotes to stress.
So, I’m sharing some short yoga flows that anyone can do either standing or sitting.
The first is Devi breathing – Devi means goddess in Sanskrit and invokes Durga the eight armed goddess.
Sit crossed legged or however is comfortable with a straight back. Hands in your lap.
Breathe deeply in and out through your nose.
Focus on your breath.
Make an „ok“ gesture with thumb and index fingers of both your hands.
Inhale slowly and raise your arms in front of your body until your hands meet overhead. Exhale deeply bringing your arms back down on either side of your body.
Inhale slowly and raise your arms back up on either side of your body. Exhale deeply and lower your arms infront of you.
Hands in your lap. That’s one set.
Move your thumbs to the middle fingers and repeat the set.
Move your thumbs to the ring fingers and repeat the set this time looking up when your arms raise.
Move your thumbs to the pinky fingers and repeat the set twice. This time count to four for each inhale and each exhale.
Repeat the set moving the thumb from the pinky, to ring, to middle and then to index fingers each time.
Making eight complete sets of movements.
Repeat the whole asana three times synchronizing your movements and breath. Devi breathing brings our attention inwards, oxygenates the blood, opens the chest and elongates the spine. Like all asanas it calms the mind and this one can even make you feel like a goddess!