Boost Your Creativity With These 3 Poses
It happens to most of use. Sometimes, we make out plenty of time in our daily schedule. We ensure that we eat well, feed well, and rest well. We tidy up the surrounding so that we do not have anything else to do but create. Yet, when we finally sit ourselves down to make things happen, our minds are as blank as the white plain sheet of paper. If what you do for a living demands your creativity, then you might have experienced this stifled creativity at one point or another. Especially if you are a writer like me, you will admit that it has happened to you even more than you can count. However, when your creative minds have not been nurtured, it might also affect your yoga practice.
While a few cups of coffee and a long walk may be under the sun can get things moving, nothing can be more effective when it comes to boosting your creativity than a good yoga session. Yoga can work the magic in getting you back to shape. In fact, the right set of poses in the right combination can work the miracle of clearing cobwebs in your mind to make way for new ideas. It will also motivate you to create greater things that you will be proud of at the end of the day.
Below are 3 poses that can help to get your creative juices flowing:
Seated Garudasana (Eagle Pose)
This pose is regarded as a hip-opener. You can practice it whenever you feel creatively blocked. As an added bonus, it is also a shoulder stretch, and it will benefit you a lot. Since we hold a lot of tension in our neck and shoulder region, it will be a good way for us to soften both tension in this region and any apprehension that might be holding you back from self-expression.
It is a very common knowledge among yoga students that we humans store up emotions in our hips. In this regard, a hip-opener such as the Pigeon Pose can help people to release a lot of negative emotions. In addition, the pelvis and the hips are centers for creativity. However, this part of the body is aligned with the second chakra, which represents creative energy like sexual energy and reproduction.
There is something very spectacular about Headstand. It offers a fresh perspective, which is very crucial to creating things. In addition, this pose brings a little extra oxygen to our brains.
A good yoga class will make a big difference, especially for newbies. You can join other students to learn and align your pose.