With the recent arrival of summer and change of wardrobe, we seek to tan our skin and look smooth and healthy . But the application of creams and exfoliants is not always enough, since stress also plays against our skin health, causing more acne, less luminosity, accelerated aging and greater dryness, among others.
To reduce and combat stress we can practice a few minutes of yoga a day and enjoy its many benefits.
Before starting with the simplest positions, we must motivate ourselves and be aware that success lies in oneself . According to the objectives that we set ourselves, we will evolve in the practice of the activity and we will achieve a greater sense of calm and serenity. For example, we can propose to end the day with 30 minutes of yoga to calm the mind after facing the daily routine. We also have to be aware that around four weeks is the time estimated by the professionals to learn the postures correctly. This time depends on how often you practice, being advisable about twice a week. After this period of adaptation we will be able to transfer yoga to our vacations and not lose that little time of relaxation, thus avoiding that the complications of the trips and the plans take their toll. In addition, combining yoga with the benefits of training on the beach will improve our physical and psychological health.
In order for the yoga session to be effective and reach a greater state of relaxation, it will be necessary to create a comfortable, ventilated and calm climate. A space without obstacles where we can incorporate elements that enhance an atmosphere of relaxation , such as candles, incense or relaxing music.
Simple postures to start fighting stress
In just 15 minutes it is possible to relieve the body and mind of the tension to which they are subjected every day. A greater state of tranquility will directly affect our mood, reduce daily fatigue and give a better appearance to our skin. The Zagros Sports expert recommends the following asanas or postures or to get started in yoga . Always preceded by a few minutes of meditation and meditation exercises to enhance a greater state of relaxation.
Tadasana or mountain posture
Also known as the mountain posture , it consists of standing with the shoulders relaxed and joining the hands on the chest with the spine straight and facing forward. By breathing properly , the chest expands and the shoulders open, giving a sense of spaciousness. 10 slow, deep breaths are made with closed eyes. We become aware of the body and initiate relaxation.
Vrksasana or tree pose
It is about the posture of the tree . We seek balance at a fixed point from the position of the mountain and climb the left foot to the inner part of the right, with the toes pointing towards the ground. We maintain the posture for 30 seconds until we change feet. This will improve our physical and mental balance
Virabhadrasana I or warrior posture
One of the most well-known and basic postures , the warrior. Returning to the initial position of the mountain, the legs are separated around one meter away. With the heels aligned to the right or left, the front leg is flexed and the arms are stretched over the head, towards the sky. Hold the posture for ten seconds and repeat with the opposite side
In Spanish we can call it torsion . This asana consists of sitting with the legs straight and the back straight and bringing the left leg bent over the right. We stick the thigh from the left foot to the abdomen as much as possible. Looking over the shoulder, we breathe deeply generating movement on the spine and allowing the vertebrae to oxygenate
Savasana or relaxation
To finish, both this and any yoga session, it is very important to perform the relaxation or savasana posture at the end . It’s as simple as laying on your back with your arms and legs apart and breathing slowly and deeply with your eyes closed .