Enjoy the feel-good-experience with MediYoga
MediYoga has truly caught on - learn more and get 3 good exercises from our certified MediYoga therapist Alexandra.
Published 17. February 2022 by Anita Hegge
MediYoga is a soft and therapeutic form of yoga for any person. The MediYoga exercises can be done sitting on your yoga mat or on a chair. All exercises are simple and includes soft movements. The exercises are done breathing in a relaxed way while focusing on your concentration. The concept of MediYoga has been developed in Sweden and is based on one of the traditioinal forms of yoga, - Kundalini. What makes MediYoga stand out is the fact that all MediYoga certified teachers have a basic medical training and understanding.
While practising MediYoga, the exercises and your breath will help you relax and increase the circulation in your body. By focusing on easy controlled breathing the nervous system will relax and any stress reaction you feel will subside. The exercises will also benefit your joints and muscles, and your body will become more mobile and flexible.
Anyone can perform MediYoga
MediYoga is doable for anyone. You don't have to be an expert. It can be adjusted to your specific needs and your physical form. Should you have physical limitations, there are always exercises and movements fit for just you. If you can breathe, you can do MediYoga.
MediYoga may also be performed at work, sitting or standing. Three minutes with soft movements while controlling your breath will help you concentrate better, decrease stress and let you be more present in your everyday life.
MediYoga will calm you down and give all of you more energy
MediYoga is beneficial to both body and mind. With focus on controlled breathing and complete awareness of how to do your exercises, your nervous system will automatically relax and any stress build-up will die down. You'll feel calmer and your large muscles will "feel at ease". Reduced stress will in turn improve your digestion, you will sleep better and reduce stress-related pains such as headache, sore shoulders and back.
You'll find numerous effective exercises for your back and spine. Exercises that make the muscles and connective tissue around the back, hips and chest more soft will provide better flexibility. Even after a short spell of MediYoga you'll feel the benefits - you'll be calmer and far more in control over body and mind.
3 good MediYoga exercises
In the videos below Mentra coach Alexandra will show you 3 exercises perfect for your lunch break or whenever you need to treat a stiff back or sore shoulders.
Long deep breaths
This is a superb way in which to decrease stress symptoms and increase your body's oxygen uptake. Lie on the floor or sit on a chair. Breathe in and out through your nose. Inhale while flexing your abdominal muscles, expand your chest and breathe in up to your collar bone. Exhale calmly and see to that chest and abdomen flatten. Take deep, long breaths without lifting your shoulders close to your ears. Recommended time: 3-5 minutes.
Flexing of your back
Can be done sitting in a chair or you may sit with your legs crossed on the floor. On the chair your back must be straight. You must sit on the verge of the chair, with eyes closed. Your legs and hips must be parallel. Your palms should rest on your knees. Inhale and flex your back forwards and raise your chest upwards. Exhale and flex your back backwards. Imagine pulling your belly button towards your spine. Your chin must be stable so that your head is in the same position. It's only the spine that moves. Practise flexing of your back while inhaling and exhaling preferably for 3-5 minutes.
Twisting your shoulders
Sit with legs crossed on the floor or on a chair. See to that your back is straight. Put your hands on your shoulders with your fingers pointing forwards and your thumbs backwards. Your elbows point straight out sideways parallel with your shoulders and your chest is out as the upper part of your back is straight. Keep your chin in a position that enables your head to be still. Close your eyes. While breathing in twist your body softly and calmly to your left while pulling your left elbow backwards. When exhaling, twist your body softly to your right and let your right elbow move backwards. Your head will naturally follow the movement without using your head to prolong the movement. Your chin is all the time in line with your chest bone. Do the exercise while inhaling and exhaling naturally for 3-5 minutes.
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