Art Of Relaxation
Like any other worthwhile skill, though, relaxation takes practice. If you want to maintain the feeling of being relaxed,then yoga is the answer.
Yoga can be a good training ground for cultivating this fine art of relaxation. The skills we learn in yoga practice can support us in the rest of our lives, helping us manage stressful times with clarity and balance.
What can we do to profound our ability to dive into a state of relaxation at ease? How can we connect with our inner state of peace, when our outer lives are always in chaos and stress ?
These suggestions can help you make your way back to balance and tranquility that you seek.
Inhale very slowly counting to 10.Grasp the air with tranquility and focus on breathing.
Lengthen your exhalations. If you have count to 10 while inhaling,now count to 20 when exhale. This form of breathing,as prescribed in the Yoga Sutra,encourages the nervous system to become calm and quiet, moving the body into a more restful state of being.
Minimize External Stimulation
Turn off the television, dim the the lights,unplug the telephone,turn down the volume of your life, remembering that outer calm nourish the inner calm.
During your yoga session, use eye wrap(eye sleeping cover),while you’re in postures to quiet the eyes and silent the brain.
Focus Your Mind
At the beginning it will be difficult to focus.Your mind is still with pictures of the day passed and you really have to calm yourself so your brain will be silent too.
Try focusing your mind in a constructive and engaging way: practice a challenging asana or an absorbing breathing exercise that can calm you down and empty your mind.
Delete Negative Thoughts
When we are disturbed by negative thought patterns, we can recover our balance by inviting peaceful thoughts into our minds.
So the next time you find yourself dealing with fear or a depressing thought, notice the negative habit, toss it out, and use your creativity to develop a more positive outlook on the world.
Relaxation improves over time by continuous practice. Even if you don’t happen to feel completely bliss-out in Savasana at the moment, you are priming the body for quiet and ease the next time.
Repeatedly practicing restful postures improves the feel of relaxation, so you will be able to quickly and easily drop into a deep state of ease whenever you want.