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As you move through your Kundalini Yoga journey, you will learn some key poses you can use in your practice. Each of these will help you to become more spiritual and pensive in your everyday life. Perhaps one of the most important poses is the well-known Sufi Grind.
The moving pose is easy to do and comes with a whole host of benefits. When you get started with this one, you will see that it releases any tension that you are holding onto. If you are stressed out, it can help support you in becoming more mindful and relaxed.
In the following article, we will discuss the benefits of the Sufi Grind pose and how you can quickly and easily try it for yourself. Here’s what you need to know to kick things off:
Benefits of this Pose
- Improves hip and back mobility
- Releases tension in the muscles
- Brings a sense of awareness
- Helps support your meditation
- Increases mindfulness and relaxation
- Energizes the body and soul
How to do this Pose
Before you get started with the Sufi Grind pose, you should find a quiet place in which to practice. You might find that it is useful to use a spare room in your home. If possible, you can light some candles or incense in the room. You should also lay down a yoga mat.
Step 1: Sit on the floor
Start by sitting on your yoga mat. You may want to cross your legs. Your “root” should be grounded on the floor.
Find a position that is comfortable for you. This move helps you to align the Root Chakra — giving you a sense of security.
Step 2: Rest your hands on your knees
Next up, take your hands and put them on each of your knees. Your palms should be facing downward. You should adopt a relaxed stance here.
Step 3: Breathe in and roll forward
When you have completed step one, the next thing you need to do is breathe in. You should roll forward in a circular motion. Keep your chest open and poke your chin forward.
Step 4: Breathe out and roll backward
Reverse the entirety of step three. That means breathing out and rolling backward in a circular motion. Avoid having a stiff back while you’re doing this move.
You should also ensure that you have a rounded spin and tuck your chin in toward your chest. Try to make this position as comfortable as possible for you.
Step 5: Switch it up
Once you have got into the swing of things, you should switch things up and change directions. You can continue with this movement until you are ready to bring it to a close.
Adding the Sufi Grind to your existing repertoire is a savvy move. Now that you know how to do this pose, you can incorporate it into your everyday routine. Why not get started with it today and reap the rewards it will bring you?