Article by Teena Hooda
Are you or any of your friends getting hitched? Chances are that going into Bridezilla mode is one misplaced hairpin away. Dealing with the nerves and preparations gone rogue can be extremely stressful for the bride, bridesmaids, bride’s mother and even members from the groom's side. Planning a wedding and being mentally and physically ready for the nuptials is not a task for the faint-hearted. Good bridesmaids ensure that the bride is well-rested and visit spas to relax and rejuvenate.
Bachelorettes apart, a relaxation ritual is a must-have on the bride's daily schedule. What makes you the best maid of honour?
Organizing a personalized Yoga session for the Bride to be, to keep her cool, calm and collected for her Big day! Starting Yoga a month in advance, helps the bride, physically, mentally and emotionally.
You are stepping into a crucial step of adulting. A commitment of marriage is a rite of passage where the individuals announce their readiness to start their own family unit. Such a feat needs the support and security offered by the ‘inner child’. The Balasana pose is fetal and reflects the true nature of our needs and instils the confidence to fulfil our own wants and needs.
The Cat-Cow pose is one of the more relaxing poses and the variations between the two help stretch the spine and the back. The deep inhale and release variation allows the bride to exhale any anxiety or stress situation she is facing. At the end of this sequence, you have a lighter, happier bride to be.
This Asana requires more discipline concentration and practice. Opening up the heart and the hips, the bride feels the fresh breeze of freedom and the joys of mental prowess and concentration. This pose also stretches and tones the back and helps with maintaining good posture, poise, and grace.
The bound angle pose is a meditative posture that helps open up the body as a channel, facilitating functioning with an open heart, improves breathing and blood circulation, regulating hormones, menstrual cycles and digestion. Spend time in this posture, observing the silence of the mind, to experience maximum benefits.
The corpse pose is the most relaxing posture in Yoga. The slow relaxation, guided by your mind for each and every body part, allows for a complete, deep and relaxed mental state. Any worries about the wedding are put to rest in a deeply relaxing Yoga Nidra.
Weddings are not easy, make it easier for yourself and your friends by catering to your own needs first before you can call the caterers!