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Keep Calm Challenge

Keep Calm Challenge

In this week's challenge you must practice yoga posture . Calm & Focus challenge is to promote a state of calm and improve cognitive function, including mood, focus, learning, memory and sleep patterns. The formula contains a combination of ingredients designed to address stressful situations in the moment or may be taken in preparation for these events. Calm & Focus can be used to address daily stress by providing a state of relaxed focus without drowsiness. Since most of us spend much of the day sitting at a desk, these exercises could help loosen up various joints and muscle groups

  • Lotus Pose/ Padmasana

    Lotus pose

    Start your morning with this yoga posture which helps deepen meditation by calming the mind and alleviating various physical ailments. Here’s how to do the pose:

    • Sit on the floor or on a mat with legs stretched out in front of you while keeping the spine erect.
    • Bend the right knee and place it on the left thigh. Make sure that the sole of the feet point upward and the heel is close to the abdomen.
    • Now, repeat the same step with the other leg.
    • With both the legs crossed and feet placed on opposite thighs, bring your palms together towards the centre of your chest.
    • Keep the head straight, spine erect and eyes closed.
    • Hold and continue with gentle long breaths in and out.


    • Calms
    • Improves awareness and focus
    • Improves digestion
    • Stretches the knees and ankles
    • Strengthens the spine, abdomen, pelvis, bladder

  • Child Pose/Balasana

    Child pose

    Child’s Pose can serve as an opportunity to rest between more challenging poses, or it can be practised any for calm and focus.

    Here’s how to do the pose:

    • Kneel on floor and sit back on your heels.
    • Bend forward to rest your forehead gently on the floor.
    • Relax your arms in front of you, palms down.
    • Imagine you are a hippo in water.
    • Close your eyes and relax your body for several breaths.


    • Calms
    • Restores
    • Stretches

  • Ant Pose/Baddha Konasana(variation)

    Ant pose

    Here’s how to do the pose:

    • Sit up tall and bring the bottoms of your feet together.
    • Lift your hands and raise your arms and join your palms above your head.
    • Now thread your hands down under your leg and hold your toes. Bring your knees down and slowly fold forward to touch your forehead to your toes.
    • Hold for 3-4 breaths.
    • When you are ready to release the pose, slowly first unthread the hands and then sit up to come to start position.


    • Aids in calming emotions.
    • Relaxes the nervous system.

  • Vajrasana (The Thunderbolt Pose)

    Thunderbolt pose

    Vajrasana is a sitting posture. Here’s how to do the pose:

    • Stand on the knees with the lower legs together and stretched backwards, the two big toes crossing each other.
    • Lower your body and sit on your heels. Your buttocks will be resting on the heels and the thighs on the calf muscles.
    • Keep your hands on your knees or close to your heart and keep the head straight.
    • Concentrate on the breath and observe the process of inhalation and exhalation.
    • One may close the eyes, to get good concentration and to calm the mind.
    • Remain in this position for at least 3-5 minutes.


    • Slow and rhythmic breathing in Vajrasana can induce a meditative state.
    • It increases the efficiency of the digestive system and helps those with weak digestion to digest a full meal easily.
    • It helps to prevent acidity and ulcers by improving digestion.

  • Wide-Legged Forward Bend pose /Prasarita Padottanasana

    wide legged pose

    How to do the pose:

    • Start by standing with your legs 3-4 feet apart. Folding forward bringing the palms to the floor under the shoulders.
    • Use the arms to pull the forehead down towards the floor, bending the elbows towards the back wall. Press into the feet, lengthening the legs to press the hips up toward the ceiling.
    • Feel the spine being pulled in opposite directions as you press the head down and lift the hips up.
    • Breathe and hold for 3-8 breaths.
    • To release, reach the arms out to the sides and come back up into the start position.


    • Lengthens the spinal column.
    • Stretches the backs of the legs.
    • Strengthens the back muscles.

  • Suggested Reading:

    15 Ways to Calm Yourself Down - Learn more here.

    Calm Your Mind - Learn more here.

    This challenge was closed on 2/19/2023

    0  members have accepted this challenge.
    0  members have completed this challenge.

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