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Yoga for Inner Strength & Confidence

Yoga for Inner Strength & Confidence

Confidence is all about building it inside and letting it radiate outwards. It’s never about looks or appearance that make you feel like a better person. So with this yoga for inner strength class we focus on building your confidence through strength, stability, and security from the ground up.

This firey yoga for confidence building will have you sweating in no time and feeling powerful. All you have to do is take that feeling off of the mat and into the rest of your life to truly embrace it.

Yoga for Inner Strength Flow

Grab your mat, hop into something that you feel good wearing, and see you for some yoga for confidence and self-esteem!

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Top Yoga to Build Confidence & Strength Poses

Add these yoga poses for confidence into your own flow to help build heat, confidence, and inner strength.

Mountain Pose

Don’t dismiss this simple yoga pose. Tadasana, otherwise known as mountain pose, is powerful because of its simplicity.

Begin standing with your feet hip-width apart or slightly wider. Allow your arms to hang heavy at your sides and close your eyes. Inhale, raise your shoulders towards your ears, exhale, allow them to fall back and down your back, feeling your chest open and your palms shine forward.

Tuck your tailbone slightly to feel your spine lengthen down as the crown of your head reaches towards the sky, growing taller. Your core is engaged, your belly button pulling gently to your spine.

Take a moment to rock back and forth, side to side, with your eyes closed, as you come to find your centre of balance. Once you’ve found it, come to stillness and stand tall, strong, and confidently for 5-10 breaths.

Chair Pose

A firey pose that many love to avoid, chair pose is a great way to not only build physical strength but mental strength too.

Bring your feet together, toes touching and heels slightly apart or opt to have your feet hip-width distance apart. Inhale, sweep your arms up as you sit your hips back, like you’re about to sit in a chair. Allow your arms to come in line with your body which should be at a 45-degree angle, give or take.

Take a peek at your toes to make sure you can see them. If you can’t rock your hips back slightly to engage your quads more. Use your core to hold you strong, pulling your belly button to your spine as you lengthen it too. Feel your rib cage move away from your pelvis as you lengthen.

Allow your shoulders to fall away from your ears. Squeeze your legs together like you have a mermaid tail. Lift your toes to ensure your weight is in your heels and then place them back down. Hold for 3-5 breaths. Option for each inhale to lift your bum one inch and sit down two inches on the exhale.

Warrior II

A classic pose when it comes to yoga for inner confidence, warrior II is a no-brainer to build physical and mental strength while feeling powerful.

From downward dog, step your right foot between your hands. Allow your left back heel to drop to the mat so that it’s parallel to the back edge of your mat. Inhale, windmill your arms up so that they stretch in opposite directions to the front and the back of your mat in one long line. Your upper body will come to face the lefthand side of your mat.

Continue to bend into your right knee as much as feels good yet challenging. Check to be sure your hips and shoulders are in line with one another and open to the left side. Gaze out over your right fingertips as your spine grows long. Push evenly into both feet and feel your inner thighs pull up, creating more strength and stability. Hold for 3-5 breaths. Repeat on the opposite side.

Toe Stand

It’s easy to forget our toes and all they do for us, but coming into toe stand is a great way to not only give this body part some great attention, but to build inner strength too.

Begin in mountain pose with your feet together or hip-width distance. Come up high onto your toes and reach your hands up high to the sky. Inhale to lengthen as tall as you can, exhale, bring your hands into prayer position at your heart centre as you begin to bend your knees slowly.

Continue to stay high on your toes as your upper body stays tall. Drive your knees forward to assist in balance until your bum comes to rest on your heels as you are still on your toes. Hold for 5 breaths or longer. Embrace any wiggles as you continue to reach the crown of your head towards the sky.

Boat Pose

Another firey pose, boat pose works your core and often brings out some shakes as you hold yourself steady. This yoga pose is a great reminder of how strong you can stay amid the challenges (the shakes) and how you will build inner and physical strength in doing so.

Sit on your bum with your feet planted firmly in front of you, flat on the mat. Allow yourself to lean back slightly as you stretch your arms out directly in front of you, in line with your shoulders. Sit back with a straight spine. This is option one. Option two is to lift your feet off of the ground so that your calves are parallel to the mat. Option three is to straighten your legs.

Continue to use your core to hold you steady as your upper body and thighs form a V position. Hold for 5-10 breaths.

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