How To Boost Your Self-Confidence Through Yoga Practice

How To Boost Your Self-Confidence Through Yoga Practice

By Annette Young | Monday Monday Staff -    2018-03-05

There are always times when self-confidence levels ebb and flow but if we invite yoga into our lives, we can utilize breathing techniques, yoga postures, and meditation and enhance our self-awareness and boost our confidence levels. How amazing is that?

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Why Do We Lose Confidence?

Life has a way of kicking us when we are down. We all know those times when things are tough. We may be judged unfairly, we may not feel right in ourselves and it takes little for self-doubts to creep into the equation. Instead of worrying about the thoughts of others, we should focus on how we feel. This is why yoga is important as it teaches us self-acceptance.

What Yoga Can Do For You

When you practice yoga, you gain a greater flexibility than you have ever known. Forget creaking joints, there’s a natural ease of movement and a softness that feels great. You learn to discover more about youtself as well. That’s so important. Yoga gives you a quiet self-assurance and a deep sense of self-confidence. You move beyond your own limitations. It helps you to lose weight and to tone your body. It also gives you great inner strength.

Practice regularly and you’ll manage stress so much better. You’ll reduce fatigue. And you will alleviate anxiety and gain a greater sense of peace. In addition, you will feel renewed and revitalized. Of course, it does take time to build up your strength and flexibility and some of the postures are challenging but that’s okay. As you start to achieve these postures, you gain renewed confidence. Plus, by entering a meditative state at the end of your yoga practice, you invite calmness and inner peace into your life. 

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Self-Confidence – Ready for the Challenge?

Always remember that yoga should be personalized and therefore, the postures chosen helps you to progress and overcome any personal obstacles. Try these real confidence-boosting postures and see how you go. 

Reclining Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)

Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana)

Chair Pose (Utkatasana)

Boat Pose (Paripurna Savasana)

Lord of the Dance Pose (Natarajasana)

Tree Pose (Vrksasana)

Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

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Yoga for a Real Confidence Boost

Yoga will give you a strong sense of self-confidence. You will feel comfortable in your own skin, you’ll feel more positive, and you’ll be able to step back from feelings of depression, anxiousness, or stress. You don’t need to practice morning, noon, and night but just a ten or fifteen-minutes daily. Yoga provides numerous benefits in so many ways and it prepares you for all the challenges of life.

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Annette Young

http://annettejyoung.com

Annette Young has been working as a professional writer for approximately 14-years and is passionate about the written word. She is the author of 18-books in her own name and has ghost-written numerous books for clients worldwide.

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