9 Yoga Poses that Have Amazing Health Benefits

If boobs were Yoga Poses

Namas-Titties! 

If you practice yoga, it will be no surprise to you that there are so many incredible benefits to including yoga in your routine. If you haven't tried yoga, or maybe just dabbled in a few poses, keep reading... this post is for you, too!

Life is busy — and can be quite stressful, day in and day out. Our hands are full and we are constantly multitasking. Burnout is real and our bodies hold on to the built up stresses in our lives. This can take a huge toll on our mental and physical health — And we do not want that!

Why self-care is so important

Stress can lead to headaches, high blood pressure, skin conditions, disease, depression, anxiety and so many other yucky things. That is why it is so important to carve out some “me time” each day to decompress, recharge and release some stress from your body. It is essential to practice self-care so that you can continue to function in your busy life. 

Self-care does not mean the same thing for everyone, but if you are looking for a place to start, I've got a self-care routine that only takes 10 minutes a day.

Don't forget to sprinkle in some self-love 

It is so easy to be hypercritical of our appearance — which also can lead to stress — so at the very least, take a moment each day to appreciate your incredible body. You know I am here for all the body positivity and love! 

You've got to show up for yourself and care for your well-being, because no one else can do that for you. You are amazing and worthy, and you deserve to have a special time set aside for yourself. Remember, you have to put on your own oxygen mask first if you want to be able to help others.

Yoga, affirmations and health benefits. Let's do this!

Breasties, I’ve got you! I put together a list of 9 yoga poses and self-love affirmations that will only take 10 minutes a day. That's it! 10 minutes. Oh and BTW, I also share the amazing health benefits from each of the yoga poses. Did you know that yoga can also help you sleep better? 

So roll out the yoga mat, towel or just clear a space on your bedroom floor... Let's stretch and celebrate our beautiful bodies. Try to hold each pose for 1 minute.

#1 Downward Dog

If Boobs were yoga poses - Titty City Design - Downward Dog

Self-Love Affirmation: 
"I am grateful for my body."

Benefits of Downward Dog: Downward dog helps to improve posture, stimulate blood circulation and helps calm and focus the mind. Since your head is positioned below the heart, it brings an increase of blood flow. This popular pose also helps to strengthen your whole body while stretching out the back, spine, hamstrings, calves and ankles. 

Getting into Downward Dog Pose: Get on all fours, and tuck your toes under. Press palms into the floor, lift your booty to the sky and keep your heels planted. Your body should make a triangle shape.

#2 Happy Baby

If Boobs were yoga poses - Titty City Design - Happy Baby

Self-Love Affirmation: 
"I am nurturing and my body brings joy."

Benefits of Happy Baby Pose: The happy baby pose opens up the inner thighs and hips and gently stretches the lower back and spine. Did you know that this pose helps to ease stress and anxiety? Well that is not all! Happy baby pose also is known to improve tiredness and fatigue and lower the heart rate. So lay down, grab those feet and breathe.

Getting into Happy Baby Pose: Lay down on your back, lift your feet and reach your hands to hold them. Let the top of your knees gently move towards the floor.

#3 Cobra Pose

If Boobs were yoga poses - Titty City Design - Cobra Pose

Self-Love Affirmation: 
"I am proud of my body."

Benefits of Cobra Pose: This pose can be super useful to relieve tension in the back, neck and abdomen. Cobra pose is known to decrease stress, anxiety and depression. And even to elevate your mood.

Getting into Cobra Pose: Lay flat on your stomach. Place your hands spread out on the floor under each of your shoulders and allow your elbow to tuck against your rib cage. Push up with your hands, straighten your arms and lift your chest off the floor. Dip your neck back for a deeper stretch.

#4 Bridge Pose

If Boobs were yoga poses - Titty City Design - Bridge Pose

Self-Love Affirmation: 
"I am abundant."

Benefits of Bridge Pose: The bridge pose can improve digestion and blood circulation. It can reduce headaches, anxiety, fatigue and insomnia. This superstar pose also stretches the neck, spine, chest and hips, while strengthening your backside. Oh, and did you know it also calms the mind and body?

Getting into Bridge Pose: Lay down on your back with your arms at your sides and palms facing down. Bend your knees while placing your feet flat on the floor. Make sure your feet close to your booty and are hip width apart while being parallel to one another. Press your upper arms and feet into the floor and lift those hips to the sky.

#5 Mountain Pose

If Boobs were yoga poses - Titty City Design - Mountain Pose

Self-Love Affirmation: 
"My body is strong and I am capable of achieving my goals."

Benefits of Mountain Pose: Achieve the maximum stretch with the mountain pose. It is one of the most lengthening poses that strengthens almost every area of the body while improving your posture. Mountain pose helps increase energy, balance, concentration and alertness. It is also super helpful for sciatica patients. This pose is perfect to align your mind and body.

Getting into Mountain Pose:  For this pose, you will be standing. Join your feet and legs together. Try to focus on a spot in front of you to help with your balance. Take a deep breath and raise both arms. Now, interlock your fingers and face your palms upwards and exhale. If you can, raise both of your heels and feel the pressure stretching your toes to your fingers.

#6 Warrior Pose

If Boobs were yoga poses - Titty City Design - Warrior Pose

Self-Love Affirmation: 
"I am resilient and I am a fighter. I will not back down. I am beautiful just the way I am."

Benefits of Warrior 1 Pose: Warrior 1 will help improve focus, balance and stability. This pose is a powerful stance that helps you increase inner strength and courage. Warrior 1 pose is a great to stretch out the chest, shoulders, neck, abdomen and groin. It is strengthening in the shoulders, arms, back, thighs, calves and ankles.

Getting into Warrior 1 Pose: For Warrior 1, you will being in a standing position that moves into a deep lunge. Join your feet and legs together. Take the right foot and take a deep step backward. Keep your left knee over the ankle and try to get your left leg to create a 90 degree angle. Now raise both arms straight up with palms touching and gently lift your chin up. Hold this pose and then reverse it to standing. Then repeat with the left foot taking a step backward.

#7 Forward Fold

If Boobs were yoga poses - Titty City Design - Forward Fold

Self-Love Affirmation: 
"I am enough. I am worthy. I thank my mind and body for hanging in there."

Benefits of Forward Fold Pose: The forward fold pose calms the mind and helps to reduce blood pressure, stress, anxiety, depression and fatigue. It also stimulates the liver and kidneys while enhancing digestion. This pose is reduces tension in the neck, spine and back and strengthens the thighs and knees.

Getting into Forward Fold Pose: Here is another standing pose. Place your feet and legs close to one another. Rest your hands on your hips, exhale, and bend forward from the hip. Tuck your belly in and focus on lengthening your torso. With your knees straight, let your fingertips reach for your toes. 

#8 Plank Pose

If Boobs were yoga poses - Titty City Design - Plank Pose

Self-Love Affirmation: 
"I am comfortable in my skin."

Benefits of Plank Pose: Practicing the plank pose on a regular basis improves circulation which improves metabolism. The plank pose builds core strength and muscle stability while improving body alignment and posture. This pose also releases endorphins that help elevate our mood.

Getting into Plank Pose:  Alright this one is going to be a little more challenging, but I know you can do it! Just give it a try. Lie on your stomach and get into push-up position with your elbows directly beneath your shoulders. Engage your core and lift your belly button up towards your spine. Keep your shoulders away from your ears and your heels over the balls of your feet.

#9 Crescent Pose

If Boobs were yoga poses - Titty City Design - Crescent Pose

Self-Love Affirmation: 
"I am confident."

Benefits of Crescent Pose: Alright, last pose, Breasties! The crescent pose is great for anyone who is sitting a lot during the day. This energizing pose opens up the chest, shoulders and torso to build balance, stability and mental focus. The crescent pose strengthens the lower body and improves overall flexibility.

Getting into Crescent Pose:  From a low lunge (with your left leg in back), drop your left knee to the floor. Bring your hands onto your front (right) knee with your knee directly over your ankle. Inhale and raise your arms about your head with your inner arms touching your ears.

Way to go! I am so proud of you! 

It will probably take you the same amount of time to read this post as it will to practice the yoga poses and self-love affirmations — and that's alright! Keep this handy and use it as a reference for your new self-care ritual. If you can, try this self-care routine at least once a week. You can build up from there.

If nothing else, remember to take a moment out of every day to be present and give yourself some time to decompress. The days can get overwhelming and you need to regularly check in with your self and listen to what your body needs. 

It can help to have a physical reminder to alert you to check in with yourself and to celebrate your beautiful body. Keep it close by, on your night stand, your desk, the kitchen counter... where ever you will see it every day to remind you that it is time to recalibrate.

If you liked this post, be sure to check out some of our other blog posts on the Let's Talk Titties blog.

 

At Titty City Design, we believe that every boobie is beautiful, and that should be celebrated. We are a female owned and operated, small business here to spread self love and body positivity with our line of products for the home. A portion of our proceeds go to help support postpartum women and breast cancer patients.

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All the Breast, xx Jessy



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