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7 Super Simple Yoga Poses To Calm Your Pre-Wedding Nerves

Bend Your Bodies To De-Stress Before Your Wedding

Your wedding can bring a lot of joy and happiness to you. But at the same time, the storehouse of stress and anxiety resurfaces as the wedding bells become prominent to your ears. Your wedding dress, guest list, the happy chaos in the house, and making all the arrangements can add to it. You need to regain your balance, especially at this time through these amazing yoga poses. Yoga has been considered ancient knowledge to become one with the divine. You can relax every part of your brain with every breath and every pose syncing your movement with mother nature that has been a source of nourishment all these years. Soaking in powerful energies, you remain grounded promoting a sense of calm. So, let’s get into your mat to experience the power of this ancient knowledge.

Savasana, The Corpse Pose

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Savasana or the Corpse pose is a potent exercise to relax your mind. This practice is a part of Yoga Nidra, a form of yogic meditation. It might look a little boring but after every heavy workout, your body needs to cool down to reestablish your normal state. In this pose, you lie down flat on your back. Your arms and legs relaxed at your side. All you need to do is focus on the pace of your breathing relaxing every cell, foregoing every tension in your body. It is all about surrendering yourself to the present moment. The most important benefit of this practice is that it improves your sleep cycles and increases mindfulness. You will be empowered to do more and more error-free work, thus reducing your stress. 

Balasan, The Child’s Pose

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Imagine being a child again, who is free from all the worldly stress. An innocent smile gives way to brighten the mood of any environment. Just out of the womb, but still attached to the mother’s touch. You feel the love and comfort that offers a sanctuary for calmness that lies within you. Balasana is a deep restorative yoga posture that helps in reducing physical tension. The Child’s Pose encourages deep breaths because it opens up your lungs while reducing your cortisol levels. By incorporating this into your routine, you can glide through the overwhelming pre-wedding period with a calm and composed mind. 

Adho Mukha Svanasana, The Downward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog
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This dog is down. Downward Facing Dog is one of the most widely practiced yoga poses, and it is known for its versatility. It can energize your aura and at the same time relax your mind and body. This pose enables oxygenated blood to get distributed in your entire body, making you feel energized and refreshed. Prepare yourself to float in high spirits while improving your blood circulation. Adho Mukha Svanasana allows an entire body stretch targetting hamstrings, calves, and spine. This will in turn strengthen your arms, shoulders, and legs by forming an inverted V shape. At the pre-wedding festivities, it is important to take a pause and reset for better results. Find your balance in this pose so that you can never go off-balance on your wedding day. Don’t forget to check out the variations to improve your strength and flexibility. 

Marjaryasana-Bitilasana, The Cat-Cow Pose

The Cat Cow
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This is a gentle flowing sequence that combines two postures. It allows thorough stretching of the spine promoting relaxation and mental clarity. The Cat-Cow pose can synchronize the breath movement making it effective for stress relief. Come into a tabletop position with hands and knees perpendicular to the shoulders and hips. Taking a deep inhale we transition into a cat and with every exhale we take the cow pose. This fluid motion in the cat-cow position improves flexibility in the spine and rejuvenates our entire nervous system. Keep your worries at bay. This duo will help you find your calm and balance. 

Setu Bandhasana, The Bridge Pose

The Bridge Pose
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Setu Bandhasana is all that you need. Restore, Rejuvenate, and Energize. This is a gentle yet effective way to open up your chest so that you can take in all the oxygen you need to calm your mind. The Bridge Pose has a multitude of benefits. It strengthens your chest and lower back while stretching your neck, chest, and spine. This stretch will help alleviate the tension from your upper body while relaxing your mind. Sethu Bandhasana also improves blood circulation for a balanced mindset. It maintains metabolism and rectifies hormonal imbalances that might happen due to excessive stress and disturbed mind. Let’s bridge the gap between your body and soul. 

Uttanasana, The Forward Bend 

The Forward Fold
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Uttanasana is an introspective yoga pose that is beneficial for both your body and mind. When you are going through heightened emotions this pose can balance your mind. Stand on your legs which are hip distance apart and bend forward as you exhale allowing your torso to drape over your legs. You can incorporate some variations too. The inversion of the upper body allows the blood flow to your brain which can help to reduce headaches and improve mental clarity. The gentle compression of the abdomen helps to improve digestion and detoxification of your body. You feel lighter and more relaxed, fostering inner peace. Fold your way from your past guilt and embrace the bright future that is coming your way. 

Supta Bandha Konasana, The Reclining Bound Angle Pose

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The Reclining Bound Angle Pose
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If you are looking for relaxing and restorative exercise, this would be one of our favorites. This hip opener comes with tons of benefits. It stretches the thighs and knees, aids in digestion, and also helps in reducing anxiety. How to do it? Very simple. Bring the soles of your feet together and let it fall. You can also use straps or belts to feel an intense stretch. Close your eyes and stay with your breath. You will be surprised how it can release all your fatigue and tiredness. It also stimulates your reproductive organs which in turn will help in fighting PCODS. 

Om Chanting 

Om Chanting
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It has been established fact that Om has been the sound of the universe. You can become one with its aura. Om chanting is a powerful practice to open up your third eye, which is a source of intellect and clarity. Om symbolizes a higher reality, self-consciousness that is far beyond your physical self. Chanting Om harmonizes the mind, body, and spirit connecting you to your higher self. This chant is typically broken into three parts, A, U, and M. A resonates with your lower abdomen, U for your chest and M awakens your head. When they synchronize, it creates a vibrational frequency that can permeate the entire body. This practice will not only reduce your stress but will also help in your spiritual growth. 

Life is too short to hold on to sorrows. Yoga is the best practice to acquire self-love. It is never too late to start this amazing journey of self-discovery. Regular yoga practice keeps your mind and body healthy.  It rejuvenates your soul to become a better being. You become one with the divine. Finding your inner silence is the most important aspect of finding your existence.