Felt truly relaxed stress just melted away I went from a size 18 to a size 8 I stopped getting sick pain disappeared I learned to open my heart and I felt nuin Yoga Yoga for real people with real problems hello I’m Deborah divine welcome to healing Yoga Yoga for real people with real problems and yes that was me I had real problems with my weight an unhealthy lifestyle caused me to pack on the pounds. And it led to chronic health issues also as we age Zoomer metabolisms are naturally slowing down some of us become less active. So we just aren’t burning the calories like before after discovering the benefits of gentle yoga and losing 60 pounds I developed a yoga practice that will help you win the battle of the bulge let yoga be your secret weapon to maintaining healthy eating practices join me in doing these yoga tips that will help you recover after overindulging in holiday feasting these practices will help stretch.
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And open up the digestive tract and ignite Agni the fires of digestion to detoxify the body we’re going to begin with son breaths we come to Tad Asana the Mountain Pose the feet are maybe hip-width apart maybe a little bit wider and we’re taking our heels out and our toes in there’s a bit of an inner spiral going on with the upper leg bones maybe a bit of a micro bend in the knees we want to balance out what’s going on with the feet find that center line of the feet. And then come back on the heels come back on the heels fill yourself supported by your spine and engage the muscles of the legs engage the muscles of the legs press down into the heels lift the toes up spread the toes apart. And then let them come down now let the pelvis get strong squeeze like a girdle engage the glutes feel the spine lifting opening the heart collarbones broadening shoulder blades coming together and down the heads of the arm bones coming back so we’ve got lots of room for breath to come in lengthening the back of the neck bringing the head back into alignment and will begin to inhale the arms out and up fingers touch at the top of the in-breath. And we exhale hands back to heart center inhaling arms out and up lifting the ribs off of the pelvis exhaling the hands back to Center let the out-breath be complete and pause for a moment inhaling arms out and up really making space in the waist in the middle part. And then exhaling hands to heart now inhale moving the arms out and up active fingers spread the fingers nice and wide exhale hands to heart come back on the heels energize the legs energize the pelvis inhaling out and up feel the heat beginning to rise exhale hands to heart inhaling feeling the fires getting hotter touching at the top of the in breath exhaling hands to heart inhaling exhaling hands to heart son breasts are an excellent way to raise our internal temperature we’re using our arms to create more space in the lungs bringing more oxygen into our system that is firing up the third chakra the chakra that governs our digestive fires now bhastrika is the breath of fire it’s like a dog panting.
So we just begin to work with the belly. So that we can get the digestive fires burning a lot more brightly at the end of the practice you may feel like you need to wipe yourself off. And you haven’t even gone anywhere. So let’s give this a try. And then when you run out of steam you just stop catch your breath. And then go back and maybe three rounds doing as many rounds as you can doing as many of these breasts as you can. And just feeling heat building up feeling some kind of shifts going on deep inside the belly we’re moving a lot of energy here getting things warmer and warmer. And then we’ll release now we’re going to be taking a side Bend. So we take a bolster a rolled up blanket rolled up towels. And we bring it right up next to the hip then we keep the bottom leg bent the top leg comes long. And we stretch your cells out over top of the bolster. And we come down resting top arm comes up and over grab on to the top wrist with the bottom hand now, if you feel like you’re too far forward and you’d like a little bit more openness in the front of the throat bring your head. And your neck back take a couple of long slow smooth and complete in and out breaths creating space throughout the whole side of the body we’re looking at the area between the bottom of the ribs. And the top of the hips expanding that area we’re making space deep inside the digestive system let the out rest be complete feel the belly come to the front spine pause there for a moment enjoy that piece. And then allow the in-breath to come in and feel the ribs opening out and up like a clamshell this is a wonderful way to also create space in the low back we’re creating space in the disc the discs are starting to puff up like marshmallows here wonderful please remember to do the opposite side of his pose now we’re going to be lying down for a reclining twist with the support of a bolster let’s come onto our backs.
And we’ll just let the bolster rest closer towards the lower extremities on one side we use the arms to help us come down as the knees are bent. And then we rest down now let’s take one knee up toward the belly. And then the other knee comes up toward the belly. And then we roll over onto the side hip. And we rest the legs on the bolster we’re resting everything below the knees on the bolster. And then we’ll take the head in the opposite direction of the knees. And we’ll let the arms come out in a tea draw the shoulder blades down the back and broaden through the collar bones. So that we can get breath up higher into the top parts of the lungs we just pause there for a moment. And enjoy that stillness and peace please continue the twist on the opposite side there are so many wonderful things that yoga can do very simple things that will help us bring the body back into balance we are incredible self-healing organisms our body is always trying to heal itself and so when we give ourselves these wonderful gentle poses we can accelerate weight loss.
And it’s just so easy we’re going to be taking bridge pose. And we begin bridge line down on her back the heels are out. And the toes are in. And the knees are sort of rocking in towards the midline there’s a bit of an inner spiral of the femurs that’s creating more space for the SI joints supporting the sacrum supporting the whole spine now we’ll take the shoulder blades. And we’ll move the shoulder blades down the back and in behind the heart. So the heart has a wonderful little platform to rest on. And the chest is nice and open now we’re going to press the feet down into the ground and lift the pelvis coming up very slowly very mindful e squeezing everything on the back line of the body taking a couple of long slow smooth and breasts long slow smooth out breaths lengthening the back of the neck letting the chin come down towards the jugular notch between the collar bones and, if you are having any trouble with this pose there’s always the restorative. And the gentle version that we just use a blanket or a bolster or anything towel and put it underneath the sacrum supporting the sacrum right underneath the waist. And then you can just rest yourself here Lynette. And then one variation that might feel really wonderful is to take one leg out long. And then see how that feels we got all this space that’s crew made it on the front on the hip deep underneath the belly organs that so as is starting to stretch out bend this knee. And then this leg comes along see how that feels maybe there’s a difference between the right. And the left side this is a wonderful way to get some balance going on here. And then maybe we bend the knee back heels out toes in as you can see there’s a lot of energy that’s travelling down to the base of the throat this is where the thyroid. And the parathyroid are these glands govern our metabolism and, if we can bring some squeezing and openness here we can reset our metabolism very easily.
So, if you’re ready to come down let yourself come down very gently Daniel just vertebra by vertebra. And just come back down I’m going to remove this support here for you Lynette. And then you can just gently come down and rest there’s a wonderful pose that we can do after bridge called fish. And the fish pose is going to open up the thyroid. And the parathyroid so we’ve squeezed and moved out all kinds of old energy. And now we’re going to be opening up by coming into this wonderful backbend for the upper part of the back. And the neck we take the shoulder blades move them down the back in behind the heart and bend the arms. So that the forearms are resting on the ground legs come out long. And then press your forearms down into press your forearms down into the floor press your palms down into the floor open up the front of the chest and take a few breaths you can find that place of comfort / discomfort and breathe into that boundary maybe the boundary will move or, if you’re in that pain zone come back stop rest recover alright we’re working with the fifth chakra in the bridge. And the fish we’re closing the fifth chakra we’re moving out all kinds of toxins. And then we’re opening up this is the area where purification happens the thyroid the parathyroid were purifying the body we’re purifying the mind. And this is a wonderful pose to activate the weight loss activities of metabolism thanks for reading be sure to subscribe to the blog and stay up to date on all the latest posts and let me know in the comments section below what other kind of posts you’d like to see.