International Women’s Day is a special occasion. However, women should feel empowered every single day. If you find it hard to feel strong and balanced, yoga can bring you a plethora of benefits.
Whether you are at home or at work, yoga is for every woman. Among many other benefits, it boosts your circulatory health, maintains a healthy metabolism and increases strength.
It also helps you fight stress, anxiety and insomnia. There is no requirement that you must comply with so don’t hesitate to join a yoga class.
These poses are particularly empowering for women:
1. Warrior Pose
Are you feeling low? Do you need strength?
This one is for you. If you are going through something tough and you feel that your energy tank is depleted, the Warrior Pose will help you find the power within and recharge. Whether it’s an important meeting, a job interview or any situation that requires you to be in full control, try this one.
2. The Wheel Pose
This pose shifts consciousness. A woman who doesn’t feel like herself anymore might go through a roller-coaster of emotions. She might feel confused, lost and even alone. These are times when she needs more vitality for her body, mind and spirit.
Does this sound familiar? The boost you’ll get from the Wheel Pose will allow you to regain your balance and restore your energy. It is particularly effective through menopause and periods.
3. Dolphin Plank Pose
There are days, even weeks or months when you feel tired, perhaps even slightly depressed. You might feel that you lose your endurance and focus.
This is a big issue if your work or daily life requires you to have laser-like focus. The lack of it could affect your entire life. This is where the Dolphin Plank Pose can alleviate your distress.
By calming the mind and regulating the nervous system, it will have therapeutic effect to fight off the inconveniences brought along by stress. It is perfect for women with busy schedules.
4. Bakasana (Crow Pose)
Women are often affected by fears such as the fear of failure, fear of judgment and even the fear of success. You might feel it too. Perhaps there is something scary coming up for you such as a meeting where the pressure is on or an event that you are not ready for. Even a parent/teacher meeting might give you discomfort as you don’t know what to expect.
By encouraging body awareness, Bakasana builds a mind-body connection so that you’ll be brave enough to embrace your fears then let them go.
5. Balasana (Child Pose)
Is everything going at such a speedy rate that you just can’t find serenity anymore? Perhaps you constantly feel tensed, anxious and under pressure.
Balasana will allow you to regain your balance and find peace in this busy world. It is a great pose for any woman who needs more mental stability and inner tranquility. You can reconnect to yourself and reach an internal state of awareness. This is useful when handling deadlines and any pressing matters.