When you think about blogging, what comes to mind?
Do you get excited and know exactly what to do and how to do it? Or do you feel confused, frazzled, and weighed down by the sheer volume of tasks associated with growing a successful blog?
Have you ever considered using Yoga to help you grow a successful blog? If not, keep reading!
Surfing the net, looking for easy ways to start your blog is time consuming and stressful.
Where do you start?
Whose advice do you follow?
Should you invest in coaching?
Perhaps you feel a mixture of apprehension and pleasure – you enjoy “writing” yet feel intimidated by the mechanics and technical details of blogging.
The list of things to do is endless and leaves you feeling bewildered, confused and frustrated. Uncertainty and confusion leads to stress which saps your confidence and blocks your creativity — key ingredients you need to start and grow your blog.
Learning to relax, to let go of stress and confusion to stay calm, focused and alert is an essential part of blogging because in the long run, it saves you time and energy. That's where the ancient art of yoga supports your desire to be a successful blogger.
A journey of a 10,000 miles begins with a single step – Lao Tuz
In its basic form, yoga consists of yoga stretching exercises (known as asanas), breathing exercises (known as pranayama), relaxation techniques and meditation techniques. Together, these mind-body exercises help you to release stress and tension from the body, calm and quiet your mind, rest and rejuvenate your spirit.
One of the downfalls of being a blogger is the amount of time you spend working, hunched-up staring at a computer screen. This creates tension and stress in your body.
How many times have you got up from your chair with a stiff back, sore neck and tired eyes? To be at your best, you need to feel relaxed energized and alert, not stiff, tense and stressed!
If you have never tried yoga before, here are three simple “Yoga For Bloggers” exercises you can do right now to get a feel of how stress-free yoga makes you feel.
Try this simple chair yoga stretch, which you can do on a chair seated at your desk to relieve tension in your torso and shoulders.
Constantly typing away on a keyboard takes its toll on your wrists and fingers. Without realising it, your fingers and wrists get tired and start aching, which over a period of time can lead to Repetitive Strain Injury.
Take a moment now and practice this simple Hand Shaking Exercise, you’ll be surprised at how energized you feel afterwards.
In yoga, you are taught how to breathe correctly and to use your breath to recharge and energize your mind, body and spirit.
Learning a few basic breathing exercises and how to breathe correctly will help you release frustration and the build up of anxiety and stress you feel as you surf the web feeling overwhelmed by all the information and blogs.
Try this simple breathing exercise, and notice how calm, clear and uncluttered your mind feels afterwards.
Over the next three days, I invite you to schedule “Yoga for Bloggers” time into your daily planner, choose one of the above yoga for bloggers exercises – Arms Above Your Head, Shaking Your Hands or the Lion Roaaarrrrr Exercise and practice it three times during your day and see for yourself how practicing a few simple yoga exercises at your desk can ease that sense of overwhelm and confusion as you blog.
I hope you found these 3 yoga techniques useful and helped to reduce any stress, confusion or tension you felt. Let us know how you feel by sharing your thoughts in the comment box below.
If you are interested in learning more easy yoga tips to help ease stress and tension in your body caused by sitting down for long periods of time blogging, let us know too, by adding your comments in the box below.
In the meantime, may you be blessed with abundant energy, vitality and good health as you grow your blog. Thank you.
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