Amidst of the hectic schedules and daily routine jobs, your mind never gets a day off. Everyone needs to be feeling grounded and most importantly want to keep mind far away from the future thoughts and past incidences. Achieve a calm mind with different yoga poses and meditation. It’s a good thought, to start with cool stretches and yoga postures that makes your body stable and calm.
Calm Your Mind With Different Breathing Exercises
You might not be aware, but not all breaths you take are created equal. A simple breathing exercise for calming over-thinking mind and nervous system needs a timely breath where the exhale is much longer than inhale. Practicing yoga can sometimes seem quite tough for the beginners. At practice, a body is stiff and lacks flexibility. But once, you start doing exercise, you will notice the difference in the number of thoughts crossing your mind.
Start breathing exercises like Nadi Shodhan pranayama, Bhastrika or Kapalbhati, eventually, you will note that lesser number of thoughts are crossing your mind now.
1. Chin- Mudra
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Chin-Mudra connects you to your inner-self, creates a more receptive state, rejuvenates your mood and finally calms the mind. This mudra is usually used in pranayama, asana, and meditation. To begin the pose with sit and rest your hands on the top of your thighs with your palms open.
Slowly tuck the tip of the index finger with the thumb, keeping the remaining three fingers extended. Relax in the position with the palms facing upward.
2. Seated Forward Bend
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Seated forward bend position helps in unwinding the distracted mind and wrangles. Sit on the ground with your buttocks supported on a blanket and your legs straight in front of you. Bend forward and try to touch your toes without bending your knee. It may possible that you would feel this tough and annoying in the beginning, but keep on practicing and you will be good at it just after 3-4 days. Inhale, and touch the toes, be in a position for few seconds, exhale and come back to the original posture.
3. Eagle Seal
Eagle Seal or Garuda Mudra helps you cultivate the discipline you need to follow your daily practice. To begin with eagle seal pose, simply turn your hands such that the palm faces up. Next, cross your left hand over right hand or vice – versa clasping your thumbs. Garuda Mudra balances energy and cultivates and relaxes your mind.
Set a timer and start this way, you will see a difference in your mood.