Hand Yoga For Stressed Mums
Life is peaceful one moment and then with little warning the harmony is broken into one million little pieces. You go from being in the zone, I’m such a clever got it all together mum into having a frantic mind and stressed body.
Enter the very useful and very de-stressing yoga in your hand postures. Known to all the “in crowd” as mudra’s.
Mudras are hand postures that when held for as little as three minutes can encourage the flow of specific energy channels in your body. They are very subtle and allow the body when given the chance to re-balance itself.
No flash outfits, groovy eco-friendly yoga mats or super flexible bodies needed here.
All you need is your good self and 3 minutes to allow your mind and body to release the tension and stress through clever movements and positions with your fingers, hands and palms.
Enter the healing rejuvenation mudra:
Sit comfortably somewhere, anywhere. You can even do them right here and now in front of your computer. Alternately it might be in your car, locked in the toilet (sometimes necessary with young children) your secret hiding place, kitchen, lounge or bedroom.
Make sure your back is straight. Your eyes can be kept open. Place both palms of your hands directly on your ears. Place your left palm on left ear and right palm on right ear. Gently move your hands as if massaging your ears in a smooth circular motion. Repeat this circulation motion in a counterclockwise direction for at least 3 minutes.
During those 3 minutes listen to the sounds of the ocean which you can hear naturally in your ears. Your breathing should be long, slow and deep. You can also close your eyes if you feel more comfortable.
Make sure your inhale and exhale go all the way down to your abdomen releasing any stale air and energy.
If your mind is having trouble staying focused then give it something useful to do by repeating the following mantra.
“I am calm, relaxed and rejuvenated” “I am calm, relaxed and rejuvenated”
A healing mudra to prevent exhaustion:
Sit with a straight back. Lift your arms and get a hold of your earlobes with your index fingers and thumbs. Hold onto your ears and let the weight of your hands pull on them.
Relax and feel the energy shift and drain away from inside your head, down into your body and then back into the ground.
Hold for 3 minutes focusing all the time on long, slow deep breathes.
Again if your mind is restless simply repeat a mantra that feels comfortable for you:
“I am easily releasing all stress from my mind and body”
A healing mudra for strong nerves:
Sit with a straight spine. Women: Lift your left hand to ear level, palm facing out.
Connect your thumb and middle finger and stretch your other fingers.
Place your right hand in front of your solar plexus (stomach area), palm facing up. Your thumb and little finger are touching; the other fingers are straight. Men reverse the position.
Inhale with four breaths and exhale in one strong breath. Stresses have little chance of depleting you when your nervous system is strong and healthy.
Thanks for reading my article. Peace, love and mudras to you all.