Yoga teaches us to tune into the relationship that we have with ourselves by connecting our breath, body, and mind. As the awareness of this relationship grows, we discover our strengths and weaknesses, as well as ideas of success, failure, balance, and imbalance.
During this time of the year the subject of love begins to appear more and more. The days following the New Year are a great time to go deep and explore the different aspects that make up the world of love.
There will be times in life when you feel unloved or under appreciated, especially when you let the stresses of daily life take over. It’s times like this when it’s important to slow down and change the voice in your head from judgmental to loving.
When you embrace self-love and compassion, you are able to accept yourself and your flaws. By taking an hour or so out of your day to focus on your own well-being and happiness, you can create a healthier you.
Finding new ways to explore these feelings can sometimes be difficult, but with the help of these five self-love yoga poses, you can learn how to appreciate your mind, body, and soul.
Sanskrit: Utthita Hasta Padangustasana
Sanskrit: Prasarita Padottansana
Humans are emotional creatures. Anger, fear, jealousy, and resentment reside in the heart and there is a very real connection between what you hold in your heart and how you interact with the world.
Self-awareness and time are essential when exploring our deeper feelings. It’s important to remain aware of the depth of your emotions—connect to your compassionate energy and grounding energy through the union of breath, body, and mind.
By practicing a few self-love yoga poses each day, you’re more likely to better understand the meaning behind each of your emotions.