Instructions Pull your mat near a wall. Sit down with the right hip against the wall and legs stretched out in front of you. Gently slide down sideways on the mat, keeping your hip against the wall. When you are lying down in an L shape., gently roll on to your back while sliding the legs up the wall. In this stage the buttocks are against the wall, the legs are vertically up the wall. Rest your heels on the wall and relax the muscles of the legs. Place your hands by your sides, in a relaxed manner. Close your eyes and remain in relaxation for 2-5 minutes. For a variation, legs may be propped up on a chair instead of against the wall. Props such as bolster and blankets may be used to support the back and the head.
To come out of the pose, gently slide your legs down the wall turning on to your side at the same time, or bend your knees and turn to the side. when you are ready, sit up. Take your time. Any yoga pose must be done gently and gradually. One must not rush the pose, to experience maximum benefit.
Benefits Creates a feeling of wellbeing and self-care Calms the nervous system and relaxes the mind. Rejuvenates the mind by creating additional circulation to the brain and the head. Lowers heart rate and reduces mental tension. Eases any tension in the lower half of the body, legs and lower back Instils a feeling of well being because of the combined feeling of calm and relaxation. Reduces fatigue.
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MA in Applied Psychology, PhD (Organization Behavior), SHRM certificate in HR ( USA), Certified trainer for MBTI, IDI, Social Styles ( USA), Certifications in Life skills Facilitation, Yoga (S Vyasa University), Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior therapy
I have worked in the HR and Organization Development space for nearly 22 years during which time I have worked at improving organizational and people through Leadership coaching, Cross cultural training, Diversity management, and training in Assertiveness, mentoring, goal setting
In India, I had tenures with organizations like Indian Market Research Bureau, Kirloskar AAF, The P and P group and PwC SDC with primary focus being on Organization development and resultant training/coaching. The later part of my career has been in the United States with organization such as Minnesota School of business and Metropolitan council.
From 2013-2016 I worked as a trainer with Brookfield International for Cross Cultural competence durin which time I coached senior executives from global companies such as Bosch, Northern trust and Merck on Indian culture. I have conducted training programs for managers on American culture (General motors, Bosch). And published a book on the subject titled “American Culture – Demystified for new Indian Immigrants.”
In the last couple of years I have been associated with Enfold Charitable trust in Bangalore India helping them with effectiveness research and streamlining the Volunteer involvement program. I conduct yoga classes on stress management.
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