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Yoga Poses for Relaxation

Moon salutation Tips

There are lots of variations on Moon Salutation, but I like the basic one in the video above. You can sneak in a round or two even on the busiest evening!

Moon salutation’s Sanskrit name is Chandra Namaskar and it’s meant to quiet the mind and relax the body. Don’t push yourself too far in these poses. Just try to relax, listen to your body, and get into the flow of the movements. To prepare for moon salutation, find a quiet room where you can turn down the lights. Roll our your yoga mat or a large, thick towel, and enjoy this series!

Like any yoga practice, you’ll want to begin with some deep breathing and end with relaxation. These don’t have to take a long time, but they do increase the benefits of your routine. Deep breathing helps you get centered before you start, and relaxation at the end – either sitting or reclined – helps your body retain the energy you created with this practice. Sounds hippie dippy, I know, but you’ll feel a lot calmer and more relaxed if you include these important steps.

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Since sequences like moon salutation are meant to be practiced in a flow – transitioning between poses, rather than pausing after each one – I’d suggest watching the whole video a couple of times before you do your first moon salutation. That will give you a feeling for how the series goes, so you won’t have to break your flow to pause the video.

Do you have a favorite yoga pose or sequence for relaxation? Tell us your tricks in the comments!

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2:40PM PDT on Aug 18, 2015

Yoga has helped me immensely for my mind, body and spirit. Although I am still a beginner, my daily practice will one day turn into something beyond my expectations!

12:11PM PDT on May 15, 2013

Thank you, love yoga!

12:56PM PDT on May 6, 2013

Good to know. Thank you.

11:50AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

thanks so much!

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4:17PM PST on Jan 13, 2013

Thank you. My New Year's goal was to do more yoga and meditation!

8:38AM PST on Jan 3, 2013

great! thanks

12:28PM PST on Jan 2, 2013

Very good video, thanks

7:48AM PST on Jan 1, 2013

yoga is something i want to try so i am committed to taking a class this month

4:21PM PST on Dec 30, 2012

just watching the video relaxed me....when I get a job I am going to start taking yoga classes....

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