MINDFULNESS. MEDITATION. YOGA.
These seem to be related to better health, less stress, less anxiety.
My eye falls this morning on book beside bed called AWAKENING TO YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE, by Ekhart Tolle. Reminds me on jog/walk up and across hill this morning that have not posted link to the 10-minute yoga and meditation video for over 6 months.
Therefore, I add the link again today in hopes will encourage some other friend or family member to take a look at their health habits and perhaps initiate change by starting this small yoga routine each day.
Since starting three years ago, I believe the daily 10-minute yoga and back-strengthening routine with meditation, affirmations and breathing, has given me mental strength and discipline needed to start and continue a twice weekly 8-minute balance and core-strengthening routine, to start thrice weekly high-intensity interval aerobics jog/walk, to try eating a more-plants, less-meat, less-alcohol diet, even to hit 32 golf balls for practice starting this year on most mornings.
Following is List of Poses which can be printed, even laminated. Makes it easier to do routine on own after watching video just a few times to get feeling of how each pose slips gently into the next:
10-Minute Yoga and Back Strengthening Stretches
with Meditation & Breathing
Breathe Good In-In-In, hold at bottom,
then Bad Out-Out-Out, repeat
Clear mind every time it wanders,
focus on feel of breath going in & out
—Salute to Sun w/3 Affirmations: Breathe in while stretch up,
circle arms down saying each, then 90 degree forward bend for back strengthen pose, then to
—Modified Corpse Pose with side stretch each side, then chest expansion with 90 degree arms on floor to sides while rotating ankles
Back Strengthening starts here while lying on back, next do:
—Belly Twist/Spinal Stretch Pose, knees to side, shoulders stay flat, do each side
—Half Bridge Pose
—Plow Pose, then when legs come down, keep right one up
—Right side: Hamstring stretch — one leg up, pull ankle toward you, push knee away
—Piriformis stretch: Left leg up, right ankle front of knee pull towards you, push other knee away, then right leg down, left leg up for
—Left side: Hamstring stretch (descriptions same as above),
—Piriformis stretch, then both legs down, turn on side legs stretched out for
—Quadriceps stretch, bend top leg back, grab ankle and pull, do both sides, then up on knees for
—Hip Flexor, one leg bent in front, back straight and hips pushed forward, both sides, then stand for
—Side Stretch, both sides
—Arm & Shoulder Stretch, both sides
—Neck-to-Shoulder Stretch, both sides
—Head Roll, both directions
Raise head, open eyes, you are ready to face the day!
Note: Above post was made in August under thread at Hobbies called Yoga. Included here now so my member journal will be complete.