Yoga Moves

Need To Shift Your Mindset? This 30-Minute Yoga Flow Can Help

Erin Bunch

It's easy to get stuck in a rut. Similarly, your body can tend to prefer familiar postures, and for most of us these days, its very favorite is "butt-in-chair" pose. To help shake it out of its comfort zone, so as to maybe shake you loose from yours, too, BK Yoga Club founder Alicia Ferguson offers a 30-minute yoga flow designed to "flip your body, flip your mind' on the latest episode of Good MovesIn other words, this is yoga for change.

"So many of us are looking to change something in our lives, but that's hard to happen if we don't have a perspective shift," she says. "So today we are going to be actually flipping our entire physical body around to get a different perspective on things."

The flow designed to do this is slow and gentle but should not be underestimated in terms of the (good type of) challenges it poses (literally!) to your body. You'll be moving through heart opening exercises, wrist exercises, chair, half-moon, dolphin, and warrior poses, and more.

Throughout the practice, Ferguson continuously checks in to return you to the intention of this particular flow. "[Take] a moment to check in with the inner dialogue [you've] been having with [yourself], whether consciously or unconsciously," she says. "Just noticing the things that [you've] been affirming about [yourself]—whether it's good or bad—knowing that those thoughts can sometimes become our reality."

After running you through this mind exercise, she then encourages you to flip any negative thoughts while you're flipping your body into various postures. "Just take a moment to acknowledge what you're creating... and just begin to acknowledge what you're choosing," she says. "We can always change it... if the outcome isn't something that we like."

That's never an unwelcome message to receive, and sometimes we need just such a push to remind ourselves that we're in control of many aspects of our lives. To move your body and mind out of a rut or just encourage action in your life in any direction, roll out your mat and press play on the video above.

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