Mindful yoga can be defined as the process of lightening up from deep inside, of trusting the very basic goodness of what we have and who we are, and of genuinely realizing that any wisdom that exists, exists in what we already are and what we already have.
We all have a chance to lead our life to become more awake and aware of who we are and what we are doing rather than just trying to improve or change or get rid of who we truly are and what we’re doing. So, the key here is to wake up, to become more aware of your surrounding and sufferings rather than just complaining about ours.
The primary purpose of mindful yoga is to become more alert, more inquisitive, and curious about ourselves. Because remember, when you own your breath, nobody can steal your mental and inner peace.
Read the full article, to understand how you can build a resilient mind with the help of mindful yoga and yoga poses.
(Also Read: Habits That Are Beneficial to One’s Mental Health)
I. How to Build a Resilient Mind Using Mindful Yoga?
1. Focus on Mindfulness Practice:
Yoga practices emphases the development of mindfulness and self-regulation provides the largest gains in cognition.
2. Stay in the Zone:
The key to continual improvement is to practice at a very challenging level, but at the same is not impossible. This type of practice is often described as the zone of proximal development.
One must practice yoga to build a resilient mind about 3-7 times a week.
Your mindful yoga sessions should last at least about 45-60 minutes if you desire to see the results.
It is a long-term commitment and practice of mindfulness yoga that leads to positive changes in the brain structure and connectivity.
- A study suggests that yoga can help preserve global cognition, executive function, and processing speed as you age.
- Mindfulness yoga also helps one to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, which leads to improvement in cognition and increased emotional resilience.
- Long-term and continuous yoga practice preserves grey matter and also increases the connectivity and resilience of the neural networks within your brain.
III. The Benefits of Mindful Yoga for a resilient Mind
- Physical wellness
- Energy levels
- Range of motion
- Long lean muscle
- Mental Abilities
- Pride in one’s efforts
- Weight loss
- Cell rejuvenation
- Immune system
- Social skills
- Muscle wastage
- Blood pressure
- Blood sugar
- Arthritis Pain
- Joint Stiffness
- Cell death
- Cell mutation
- Thyroid issues
- Muscle pain
- Mind fog
Note: All of the above-mentioned benefits can be gained in as little as fifteen minutes per day of mindful yoga practice. If you have been struggling with any of the issues in the decreases part, or long to increase any of the elements in the increases section, then start practicing yoga and mindfulness regularly.
IV. Mindful Yoga Poses for a Resilient Mind:
Practice the ten below-mentioned yoga poses to improve your memory, concentration level and to decrease any of the signs of mental disorder. These mindful yoga poses if practiced regularly can help out your stressed mind.
- Child’s Pose
- Bridge Pose
- Standing Forward Bend
- Eagle Pose
- Corpse Pose
- Extended Triangle Pose
- Legs-Up-The-Wall Pose
- Cat Pose
- Puppy Pose
- Dolphin Pose
(Related: Yoga Poses for Stress Management)