Yoga poses that can help deal with Heartbreak and Pain

Yoga not only helps with maintaining your body but also helps to cope with relationship issues. It relaxes your body and will let go of your heartache and pain of ending a relationship.

Below are 5 poses that will help.

Sphinx Pose (Salami Bhujangasana):

Lie on your belly, with the forearms flat on the floor, elbows under the shoulders, chin on the floor and legs together. Press the forearms down into the floor and inhale and lift the head and chest off of the floor, keeping the neck in line with the spine. Breathe and hold for 4 breaths.


Lunge pose (Utthita Ashwa Sanchalanasana):

On your hands and knees in Table pose, step the right foot forward between the two hands, with the knee directly over the ankle. Tuck the back toes under and straighten the back leg. Press the palms, fingers or fists into the floor to lift the crown of the head up towards the ceiling. Roll the shoulders down and back and press the chest forward. Look straight ahead with the chin parallel to the floor. Breathe and hold for 2-6 breaths.


Camel Pose (Ustrasana):

Kneel on the yoga mat and place your hands on the hips. Your knees should be in line with the shoulders and the sole of your feet should be facing the ceiling. As you inhale, draw in your tail-bone towards the pubis as if being pulled from the navel. Simultaneously, arch your back and slide your palms over your feet till the arms are straight. Stay in this posture for a 2-6 breaths.


Pigeon Pose modified (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana):

Loop a strap around the sole of your left foot. Hold the loop in your left hand (left palm facing up), and externally rotate the upper arm (your torso will have to open up to the left a bit as you set up). Keep the external rotation as you spin your back elbow up toward the ceiling. Then reach your other hand up and back to catch hold of the strap as well. Keep your spine long and turn from your belly to help keep your torso facing forward. Walk your hands down the strap (maybe your hands reach your foot, maybe they don’t) as you keep broadening your collarbones and lifting your chest. As your chest lifts, move the back of your head back to follow, keeping your neck long in all directions.


Child Pose (Baalasana):

From Table pose, exhale and lower the hips to the heels and forehead to the floor. Have the knees together or if more comfortable, spread the knees slightly apart. The arms can be overhead with the palms on the floor, the palms or fists can be stacked under the forehead, or the arms can be along side the body with the palms up. Breathe slowly and deeply, actively pressing the belly against the thighs on the inhale. Breathe and hold for 4-12 breaths.


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