I recently realised that even though I sometimes practice basic yoga positions my body is not as flexible as I would like it to be, over the years I have become aware that there is a slight strain on my muscles if I try to do certain movements for example sitting down with my upper body folded over my legs. So I decided to set myself a little challenge to do the splits 🙂 I will be following the stretches from the Blogilates splits diagram which I’ve found to be very useful.
The benefits of stretching:
Improves your posture
Great for stress relief and relaxation
Blood is easier circulated to many parts of the body
Reduces the tension in muscles
Being flexible is a super important part of a healthy lifestyle and it is very easily achieved through consistent practice, I won’t set myself a strict deadline but I hope to be able to comfortably do the splits soon and then gradually move on to other challenging stretches.
Sometimes the thought of meditation can seem a bit hmmph! You might be feeling like ‘is meditation even for me?’ Well meditation is for anyone and everyone with amazing benefits that your body will thank you for.
1. Be smart about the time of day you choose to meditate for example in the morning when you initially wake up it is usually quiet, your mind is refreshed and momentarily in a peaceful state.
2. Kindly put your thoughts aside and re-center yourself if ever you feel like your mind is wondering. It is very normal for many thoughts to enter your brain, simply acknowledge them but don’t let them take over.
3. Read books, spend time with vibrant people and enjoy natures wonders, stimulate your mind with positivity so that you are aware of your consciousness.