My last yoga post did so well I’ve decided to run it back. This time, with a Christian Twist. When I was drafting this article, I wanted to focus on using more traditional yoga terms. But as I researched a sequence geared toward beginners, that can help you relax, I realized a lot of the terms/words were both foreign & familiar to me spiritually. As a result, I stepped away from my practice a bit. Because the scriptures warn us of familiar spirits. I didn’t know if when I was chanting I was calling the devil. So I had to chill.
Traditionally, yog is a physical mental and spiritual practice.
Then my anxiety flared with my workload increasing so something had to give. I remember meeting a Christian Yoga Instructor when I was working at Kickstart 2019 with Black Girl Health. So I decided to try searching for “Christ-Centered Yoga Routines.” This sequence is designed to help alleviate anxiety & stress and draw you closer to the Lord. Its also a beginner sequence, low impact and a slow return to the map. Grab your mat and click the share links below to make sure your bestie can read it too!
Yoga For Tranquility
- Standing Forward Bend
- Seated Forward Bend
- Pigeon Pose
- Lizard Pose
- Mountain Pose
Remember: take your time, focus on your body alignment and breathing. If something hurts or is too difficult, modify and/or move on!
Inhale: peace, tranquility, strength, and discipline.
Exhale: chaos, distractions, anxiety, & depression.
*Hold each post for 3-5 seconds. *Allow your mind to stay on the present. *Allow thought and worries to drift away.
At the close of this sequence, I like to recite the serenity prayer while in the Mountain Pose.
What self-care practice do you use to alleviate stress and anxiety and to be more at peace?
Be bold. Live out loud & as always remember,