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Embracing Change and Growth on the Mat

embrace change with yoga

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

As the vibrant energy of May sweeps in, we find ourselves at a crossroads of transformation and personal growth. Just as the natural world bursts into bloom and life around us, our inner selves too can experience a surge of growth and change. One powerful way to channel this energy is through yoga. Below are our favourite yoga poses and sequences that are particularly suited for harnessing the energy of May, fostering personal growth, and embracing change on and off the mat.

1. Tree Pose (Vrikshasana)

The tree pose symbolises strength and flexibility, much like the sturdy trunk of a tree swaying in the breeze. Stand tall on one leg, with the other foot resting on your inner thigh or calf. As you balance, visualise your roots sinking deep into the earth, grounding you in the present moment. This pose teaches us to stand tall and unshaken amidst the winds of change.

tree pose

2. Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II)

Channel your inner warrior with this empowering pose. With arms outstretched and legs firmly rooted, warrior II encourages you to confront challenges head-on. As you hold the pose, visualise your own inner strength and courage growing, ready to tackle whatever changes lie ahead.

Warrior 2 Yoga Pose

3. Butterfly Pose (Baddha Konasana)

Sit with the soles of your feet together, forming a diamond shape with your legs. Gently flap your knees up and down like the wings of a butterfly. This pose opens the hips and pelvis, releasing stored tension and emotions. As you embrace change and growth, the butterfly pose helps you let go of what no longer serves you, making space for new experiences and opportunities.

Butterfly pose

4. Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

May is a time for shedding old skin and embracing a fresh start. With its backbend, cobra pose is a perfect representation of this transformation. As you arch your spine and lift your chest, imagine shedding the layers of the past and emerging with a renewed sense of self.

Cobra Pose

5. Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar)

A sun salutation sequence is a dynamic way to start or end your practice, aligning your energy with the vibrant spirit of May. As you flow through each pose, synchronise your breath with your movements and visualise the sun’s energy, infusing you with vitality and growth.

6. Meditation and Affirmations

Incorporate meditation and affirmations into your practice to nurture personal growth and transformation. Find a comfortable seated position and focus on your breath. With each inhale, imagine inhaling positive energy; with each exhale, release any resistance to change. Repeating affirmations like, ‘I embrace change and welcome growth’ can reinforce your commitment to personal development.

May is a month of blossoming and renewal. By incorporating these yoga poses and sequences into your practice, you can harness the energy of this transformative season and foster personal growth. Just as the natural world around us adapts and flourishes, so too can we evolve and thrive on our unique journeys. Embrace change on and off the mat, and watch as your life unfolds with newfound vitality and purpose. Happy yoga practice and happy growth!

For more information on the benefits of yoga, click here or for more information on meditation, click here. If you want to increase the energy flow in the room while you practice yoga, add a golden triangle to the area. Finally, don’t forget to tag us in your photos at @surrender_to_happiness. We love to see how all our readers are getting on.

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