Question: In asana practice how to bring about stability in our body?
The rainy weather may tend to make our body very lethargic. So, it’s vital to focus on flexibility and extensions with breath awareness. There are certain energy points in our body. In this weather, we focus on and activate the energy point located at the lower abdomen area by lengthening and widening the lower abdomen, and thighs. The lower body is the base of our body which helps us with grounding and stability. Our 3 organs of actions (the leg and 2 excretory organs) are located here. Dullness and inactivity disturb the balance in the lower abdomen. Any issues like digestive problems, menstrual problems, anxiety, mood swings, indecisiveness are symptomatic for unstable lower body leading to an unstable mind.
Doing asanas like Upavishta Konasana, Baddha Konasana, Supta Padangusthasana 2, Purvottanasana in a detached, alert, and intelligent manner is critical for optimal benefits in the lower abdomen. Also, the air element, our breath should be involved in these asana practices. Longer exhalations help with grounding and stability. Also, women can do these asanas irrespective of any problems like high blood pressure, acidity, fatigue, lower back pain. Upavistha Konasana is one of the best grounding asanas for women that helps with pre-post menstrual period, during menstruation, acidity, anxiety, high blood pressure.
Remember, doing repetitive poses or exercises with your mind wandering away is always an easier choice. But when we must work on the organic body with awareness and carry forward the impressions from one asana to the other and progress, it is a challenging task. But only this approach yields long term results.
Lots of love,