When juggling many things like family, work and school it can cause anxiety and stress. Yoga helps to create greater emotional well-being by releasing tension and dissolving the emotional blocks that hold us back from living a happy, healthy life. At Universal Spa Training Academy, the practice of mind, body and spirit is used in everyday life. Yoga also offers natural therapy for stress, because it activates the parasympathetic nervous system, the part of our nervous system responsible for relaxation and rejuvenation. Below are 3 positions that you can do to de-stress.
Calming Heart Meditation (Dhyana) This pose can be practiced whenever you start to feel overwhelmed or anxious. Breathe deeply and slowly to maintain a calm, meditative state.
- Childs Pose (Balasana) Kneel on the floor, touch your toes, lay your torso down between your legs, put your forehead down on the floor and stretch your arms, hands and fingers. Breathe deep and exhale to release any tension. This is a more restful pose and helps to calm the mind and body. Stay in this pose anywhere from 30 seconds to a few minutes.
- Fire Log Pose (Agnistambhasana) Sit indian style on the floor, but pull your right foot on top of your left leg and set it on top of your left knee. Flex your foot so the sole is perpendicular to the floor. This pose stretches the hips and groin where we tend to hold a lot of tightness and tension. Switch legs when you feel fully stretches and relaxed.
Yoga builds greater inner calm, enabling you to deal with pressures and tension in a more constructive way. For many, it has resulted in less stress and a more focused state of mind in the classroom. That is why we offer free access to our yoga studio and classes for our students. So whether you are a part of our aesthetic school or our massage therapy school, take advantage of everything USTA has to offer!