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3 Poses to Feel Good Instantly

By Sara Neumann

TUE JAN 18, 2022

3 Poses to Feel Good Instantly

Do you sit prolonged hours at your desk? Do you feel your body would benefit from gentle movements and deep breaths to calm and relax?

Today, I wanted to share with you my Top 3 movements for when the body is calling for some TLC*. Perhaps you might feel a little stiff in your body, maybe you notice tensions building up, or even a change to your breathing pattern throughout the day. I have something that might help you : )

Here are my Top 3 favourite Poses to feel good instantly:

  • Full body stretch: Inhale and interlace the hands and stretch the arms up and over the head. Think of elongating the spine as your reach up. The gaze is to the sky. Take 3-5 deep breaths into your abdomen. On the exhale, lower the arms to the side of the body.

  • Lateral movement: Inhale to lift the spine and the interlaced the hands over the head. As you exhale, release the clasp and place the right hand onto the mat, left arms travels over the head and bends to right side. Stay here for 3-5 breaths. Return to centre. Switch sides. Return to centre. On the exhale lower the arms next to the body.

  • Twists: Inhale to reach the arms over the head to lift and lengthen the spine. On the exhale, release the hands, placing the left hand onto the left knee and the right hand behind your right hip as you twist to the right side. The gaze is either forward or over the right shoulder. Inhale to lift the arms over the head and to return to centre. Exhale and twist to the opposite side. Inhale, lift the arms and return back to centre (this completes 1 circle). Move with the breath, ideally 3-5 circles.

Notice how you feel after a few minutes of conscious breathing and moving the body mindfully. Repeat as often as it feels good to you.

Usually we practice the above poses at the beginning of our class seated on the mat, however you can easily do these in your chair or in bed when you have a few minutes to spare.

I hope you find my tips helpful and you can incorporate those poses into your day. They certainly help me : )

If you wish to practice the above in classes together, visit the website to reserve your spot for our Thursday classes. I look forward to seeing you in class soon.

Stay healthy. Stay inspired.

All my love & blessings,

Sara

*Students participate at their own risk when practicing any of the above outlined exercises on their own outside of class (e.g. at home). The teacher cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage, injury, or any other. Students are advised to start any exercise or fitness program unless they have been carefully assessed by their GP or health care provider to ensure the student is of good health and physical condition, which includes age, illnesses, or injuries the student have had or is recovering from. Students are advised to practice Yoga mindfully. Students are advised to stop the offered exercise immediately in case of discomfort or pain. If in doubt, students are asked to consult their GP.