THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Disconnect your mind, relax your body and be still with this Tin Yoga pose

Disconnect your mind, relax your body and be still with this Tin Yoga pose

Hello and welcome to the rainy month of September, perfect weather for our Yin yoga pose this month.


By Kim White

Sunday 1 October 2017, 12:00PM


I read this quote last month and it inspired me for this month’s asana:
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes… including you.” – Anne Lamot.

I have said it before and I will say it again, we repaint the house, service the car, heck we even service the coffee machine but we never think of servicing the mind and it works all day, every day!

So this month, we are unplugging for a few minutes and resetting ourselves with the wonderful Yin yoga pose – resting dragonfly.

Stillness is actually a bit of an art form and it’s not easy for some people to relax. I am hoping that these Yin poses will help you to learn how to appreciate and accept stillness in your life. It is not only the stillness of the body – the more important stillness is that of the mind.

BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET

As the body relaxes and the mind focuses on the simplicity of the pathway of the breath through the body, the faster, daily, busier vibration of the brain slows down and makes way for a slower, softer brain vibration and this means, true relaxation, true release.

This month’s posture is quite an easy posture to relax into and a great way to “unplug” as well as a very effective hip opener. Resting dragonfly has the following benefits:

•Relaxation through the groin and pelvic area.
•Soothes the mind and eliminates stress.
•Gives strength and elongation to the spine.
•Stretches the interior and exterior of the legs.
•Releases lower back tension
•Encourages the functioning of the abdominal organs.
•Soothes arthritis
•Relives sciatica
•Detoxes kidneys

Follow these steps on your way to “unplugging” with resting dragonfly:

  1. Lie flat on your back with your bottom as close to the wall as possible (preferably touching the wall).
  2. The back of the legs are touching the wall and straight, start with the legs together and slide the heels down the wall, moving apart from each other evenly.
  3. Beginners start with a smaller “V” (see photo one) as you prepare your back and your legs
  4. When you become more comfortable with the asana, widen the legs further down the wall (see photo two).
  5. Hold for 1-3 minutes
  6. Place your hands on your outer thighs as assistance to bring your legs back together.
  7. Bring your knees to your chest and roll to the side to finish.
  8. Remember, take longer outbreaths to your inbreaths when practising Yin yoga.

    Happy stretching,
                                              Kim oxo

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Yamil is dead

Their track record isn"t too good.. and how do they know it was suffering" internal stomac...(Read More)


Yamil is dead

I refrained from posting a less than optimistic prognosis for Yamil last night, but I knew this was ...(Read More)


Norwegian tourist charged for killing British man at Phuket resort

And to top your ridiculous list Gerry, Bullman was drunk and totally naked when he broke into the B...(Read More)


Behind bras: GMS Duty Free calls for donated intimates for inmates

K,please stop your clamor.Donate one,even if it is a second hand one from your own collection....(Read More)


Norwegian tourist charged for killing British man at Phuket resort

This is full of rubbish! how is he given bail. And the story is one sided. ...(Read More)


Norwegian tourist charged for killing British man at Phuket resort

"There was no steak knife involved.Moreover,they are vegetarian"!!!Uuhmm,yes.I have read m...(Read More)


Norwegian tourist charged for killing British man at Phuket resort

And the fact that a murderer can so easily get bail.... disgusting!...(Read More)


Norwegian tourist charged for killing British man at Phuket resort

Then why did Bullman chase the wife? Clearly, it's because she was the only witness to the crim...(Read More)


Norwegian tourist charged for killing British man at Phuket resort

All this happened at Centara hotel but the news has been twisted as it most often is to protect the ...(Read More)