10 Minute Yoga Calm

10 Minute Yoga Calm

Want to stretch your body and soothe your mind? This specially tailored collection of yoga moves and sequences will help you relax, unwind and re-energise in just 10 minutes. Yoga is one of the most effective ways to de-stress mind and body and restore wellbeing. Its powerful postures and sequences ease out muscle tension, calm a busy brain and soothe stress and anxiety. Regular practice is proven to help boost your mood, aid sleep and beat depression. Written by a qualified yoga expert, 10-Minute Yoga Calm offers a handpicked selection of most therapeutic yoga postures, breathing techniques and sequences to bring calm into your life. Whether you want to switch off after a busy day at work, beat anxiety before a meeting or have a good night s sleep, you ll find a yoga solution for you. You ll also learn easy meditations and mindfulness techniques for daily life whether you re at your desk or relaxing at home. With step-step-by-step photos, easy-to-follow instruction, plus all the practical advice you need to practise at home, this is an indispensable guide for all levels of yoga.

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United Kingdom
Dennis Publishing UK
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Some people have the ability to walk through life seemingly unaffected by stress and anxiety. Indeed, many thrive on it. I, perhaps like you, am not one of those people. Learning to be kinder to ourselves when under pressure is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves. It’s all too easy to battle on, often unaware of how we really feel or the impact the situation is having on our health and wellbeing. But asking for help, letting go of what you cannot change or making space in your day for just 10 minutes of yoga and meditation can help you find a supportive pathway through a difficult period in your life. That has certainly been my experience. I wrote this book during a challenging family crisis. What I was…

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how to use this book

Yoga is one of the most effective ways to relax your body and mind. And 10 minutes is all you need to make a difference. We’ve handpicked the most therapeutic postures and sequences to ease stress, beat anxiety and restore your energy. To get the full benefits of yoga, you need to learn the foundations first. So take time to read through the book to become familiar with the techniques and postures. This way you’ll reap the rewards and enjoy your practice to the full. Once you’ve got the basics in place, you can try the stress-busting sequences. Whether you want to switch off after a busy day at work, beat anxiety before an important meeting or have a good night’s sleep, we’ve got the yoga solution for you. 1. ABOUT YOGA Discover just…

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about yoga

‘Do your practice and all is coming’ Sri K Pattabhi Jois In the West, yoga is often seen simply as a way to stretch and condition the body. But this ancient practice is so much more than that. Yoga is a complete system of exercise, breathing, meditation and relaxation that helps you deal with the demands of life. Far from just a feel-good workout, it has a host of clinically proven physical and mental benefits, from easing aches and pains and reducing blood pressure to alleviating insomnia, depression and stress. THE ROOTS Yoga originated around 5,000BC from an ancient Indian philosophy called Vedanta, which emphasises the connection between mind and body. The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’ which means ‘yoke’ or ‘union’. This is because over time, doing yoga…

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stretch away stress

While many yogis first start practising yoga for the flexibility and body benefits it brings, most will tell you that it’s the benefits for their mind and wellbeing that keep them hooked. However tired, stressed or anxious you are before you start a yoga session, you’re guaranteed to emerge from your session feeling renewed and soothed. BALANCE YOUR BODY Yoga has both short- and long-term benefits for your mental health. By relaxing your muscles and stretching key nerves that link your joints to your mind, yoga can have profoundly de-stressing benefits in just 10 minutes. Practise it more regularly and science shows you’ll lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol which is responsible for burn out and exhaustion. It also primes your organs’ repair systems so your entire endocrine system is more…

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3 top relaxation poses

Yoga calm benefits Following the postures and sequences in this book will: • Lower your heart rate • Calm your breathing • Beat anxiety • Reduce stress • Ease depression • Boost your mood • Raise your energy • Deepen your sleep CHILD’S POSE (p78) This soothing pose encourages deeper breathing, relieves stress and calms you while stretching and easing any upper-body tension. SAVASANA (p 87) Many yoga classes start and end with this ultimate relaxation pose. It brings your body into the present, stabilises your breath, relaxes your muscles and restores your body after exertion. FORWARD BEND (p52) This deeply relaxing pose calms a busy brain and relieves fatigue while building strength. Used during your practice, it helps you recover from challenging poses. 10 minutes is all you need Even 10 minutes a week of yoga is better than nothing – and it’s a great place…

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getting started

If you’re just discovering what yoga is all about or are wanting to deepen your home practice, the following pages have everything you need to get started. Discover the breathing exercises or pranayama that can take your practice to another level, soothing your nervous system and energising your entire body. Find out which props are essential for supporting your alignment and warm up with gentle asanas and sequences. Then, enjoy some in-depth work on the wonderfully restorative Sun and Moon salutations.…