Your dress is gorgeous, your makeup is flawless and the surrounding is just stunning. Still, if you look at some photos you will blame the photographer for not taking the picture from a correct angle. Often, we subconsciously protect our fragile hearts or nervousness by slightly hunching forward, crossing our arms over our chests, and lowering our gaze. These 6 yoga poses can help you regain your confidence and get alter-ready in no time.
Mountain Climber Pose
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Getting married is just like climbing a mountain. Prepare yourself to conquer the challenges by doing this pose which will help you to strengthen your core muscles while giving flexibility to thighs. Performed from a plank position, you’ll alternate bringing one knee to your chest, then back out again, speeding up each time until you’re “running” against the floor.
Stretch It Up!
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Weddings can be stressful and a little stretching may help you to relax those tightened muscles. Incorporating some stretching exercises into your workout schedule will help you improve flexibility, reduce tightness, and ultimately, make your workouts more efficient and safe.
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Marriage is all about stability, and this standing wedding yoga pose helps us find just that, by keeping us focused and steady. Stand on one foot and keep it firm on the floor. Gently pull your other leg outwards and maintain a steady balance by gripping it from one hand while extending your other hand upwards. Your pelvis should remain centered and your hips should be square.
Relax & Flow
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This simple and joyous pose is a wonderful reminder that you are made of stardust, that you are a shining light, and that you are absolutely worthy of love. Sit with your leg stretched and extend your arm towards the sky. Breathe deeply and let the present moment consume you.
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Upward plank pose is an intermediate back-bending yoga pose that builds strength and flexibility. Take it slowly and modify the pose as necessary.
We all have an inner rockstar, and our wedding is the perfect time to let her shine! This pose is a fantastic heart opener, which keeps us physically flexible, and gives us an opportunity to connect to our deep capacity for love.
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