Sometimes you find yourself uber stressed, exhausted, overly fatigued, but you need SOMETHING.
Your body is screaming to just simply move. You may need to move through your emotions, or burn off some energy, because you’re “tired and wired”.
*I love this saying, by the way. It’s essentially saying that you’re burnt out, but running off of copious amounts of caffeine.*
Gentle yoga is for you.
And really, gentle yoga is for everyone.
A touch of movement. No intensity.
Gentle yoga encourages movement without the intensity to allow the body to open up to its full range of motion.
Need a bit more convincing if gentle yoga is for you? Keep reading for the three life scenarios where gentle yoga is a perfect fit.
When you’re stressed.
When you’re running that hot, one of the worst ways to de-stress is go do something intense. Your body is already running on full steam to keep up – and you’re likely not eating and sleeping like your normally do, or not drinking enough water, etc. – so pushing yourself to a high-intensity activity can do more harm than good by completing using up any reserves you did have.
When yoga seems weird AF to you.
Or maybe you’re new to yoga and having difficulty finding something “more your speed”? Gentle yoga is a fabulous way to start, because you get access to many of the common poses, but without the craziness of a hot power vinyasa class.
When your body is limited in what it can currently do.
If you’re dealing with an injury and feeling super limited, modified gentle yoga may be an option for you.
Let’s say you’re unable to do any weight bearing exercises on your hands – planks, table top, downdog are all off limits. You can still do yoga (if you want to)!
Find a couple poses that don’t require putting weight on your hands (there are tons), and do those for ten to fifteen minutes.
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