5 Poses to Beat the Winter Blahs…

Having a little cabin fever?  Feeling a tad under the weather?  Relieve those winter blahs with the following poses.

Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)

A few series of Sun A will stimulate blood circulation, warm up the body, and calm the nervous system.

Padangusthasana  (Big Toe Pose)

Padangusthasana is an energizing, stress-reducing pose. It also improves concentration and boosts moods.



Sirsasana (Headstand)

Like uttanasana and other inversions, Sirsasana calms the mind, induces happiness, and gives the cheeks a pleasant glow.


Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog)

Heart opening poses will bring space to the chest and throat area to help beat a winter cold. Strengthen your respiratory system and clear congestion with other chest openers such as locust, bridge, and cobra.




Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose)

Baddha Konasana gently opens the hips that can get tight in the winter cold.  It also improves circulation, digestion, and it too relaxes the body and brain.



Now for a bonus and rather important pose:

Sit comfortably with eyes closed

Slowly curl up edges of your mouth.  Hold that for the rest of the day.