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Yoga Poses to Help You Break Out of Your Comfort Zone

| 7/8/2019 7:12:00 PM

People often compromise their happiness due to their comfort zone. They compromise relationships and career, which no longer make them happy, because they are not ready to face the fear of the unknown and unexpected events. Attachment is great, but clinginess is not. When you no longer work to discover your potential, no personnel developments occur, and you’ll remain at the same place forever. The same goes for yoga. If you’re practicing basic poses for a long time, you’re already in a comfort zone, it’s time to get out of it and find enormous benefits from yoga. Here are some yoga poses that are highly beneficial for you to start with something new. Keep reading to find out how.

Vrschikasana (Scorpion Pose)

This pose resembles the stance of the scorpion. This pose is a part of Ashtanga yoga asana and enough challenging to push you out from your comfort zone. It is recommended to practice this asana in the morning, on empty stomach, and try holding it as long as you can.

How to:

  • Lie down on the floor on your hands with kneeling knees.
  • Hold your opposite elbow while dropping your forearms to the ground. Make sure your arms are shoulder distance apart.
  • Once you are in a comfortable position, make sure your forearms are parallel to each other. Slightly lift your hips and come in the dolphin position.
  • Try to walk towards your elbow as close as you can.
  • After that, gently lift the right leg towards the sky.
  • Gradually lift your left leg and after that, both the legs off the ground.
  • Make sure your toes are pointed outside when you lift your legs and feet together.
  • Start raising your toes towards your head and stretch your chest forward from your arms.
  • Hold this pose for at least three breaths. You may take support from the wall until you get comfortable with it.


  • If you just starting out with such advanced poses, it is always a good idea to learn under the guidance of a professional teacher.
  • If there are any back or hip problems, avoid this pose.
  • If you suffer from vertigo or high blood pressure, do not practice this pose.

Pincha Mayurasana (Peacock Pose)

This asana got its name from the beautiful peacock as this asana looks great, but is tough to perform. This is an Ashtanga yoga asana. The best time to perform it is in the morning. You may hold this pose for 1 to 5 minutes. This pose improves the strength of your upper back and arms. You may not feel comfortable in the start; you can try this pose with yoga props for advancement.

How to:

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