When your chakras are misaligned, the world can seem gloomy, and the tiniest of the inconveniences might seem overwhelming. While breathing exercises, meditation, or essential oils may balance the chakras, practicing yoga would help you get the stagnant energies moving in your body and unblocking those chakras.
Chakras, literally meaning “spinning wheels,” spin energy and life force in our body. All this life runs from our Root Chakra, located at the root base of the body, to the Crown Chakra, the crown of our head, and beyond. Every chakra is a connection to a different aspect of our mental and emotional well-being.
The most straightforward approach to the alignment of the chakras is yoga. There are certain poses that one can add to their routine and experience a balance of emotions and a fulfilling joy of existing.
Balasana: Child’s Pose
This pose is great for resting. It has a calming effect on the mind and the body and is a significant first step to begin your yoga practice. You may even do it first thing in the morning upon waking up. Modify it to make it comfortable for you, as not everybody can stretch their arms in the front or lay on their knees. Stay in this position for 5-10 minutes and make use of pillows if you feel discomfort.
Downward Facing Dog
This post opens your heart and stretches your hamstrings while opening your root chakra. While it is calming and stress-relieving, those who have injuries in their wrist, acid reflux, or glaucoma should refrain from performing this pose.
Purvottanasana: Reverse plank
The pose would strengthen all of your body, including legs, wrists, and arms while giving your shoulders and chest a proper stretch. If you are a beginner, take the support of a chair to practice it. Ensure that your spine is warmed up before you proceed to this pose.
Do this pose to improve your stability and balance while adding strength to your legs. Ensure that your tailbone is lengthened when you perform this pose. Prevent hurting your back by not overarching it.
Matsyasana: Fish Pose
Traditionally, this pose has been credited as the destroyer of diseases. It improves posture while stimulating the muscles of the belly. Also, the flexibility of the upper back and hip flexors deepens. Ensure that your neck does not feel any strain when in this poke. You may use a yoga block or a folded blanket to support your head.
Chakrasana: Wheel pose
This is a heart-opening pose that promotes circulation while energizing the body. It also improves the efficiency of the lungs and strengthens the body overall. The pose would also relieve the practitioner of any digestion issues. Those with blood pressure problems and spinal conditions must avoid performing this pose.