Reiki and confidence

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Rebalance and improve confidence with Reiki. What if you could replace all the sad energy you are experiencing with pure, loving energy?


Before we begin with reiki and how it can be used, I want your to take a deep breath and close your eyes….relax and then visualize and tell yourself that


Just for today: I will not be angry
Just for today: I will not fear or worry
Just for today: I will Be grateful and honest to myself.
Just for today: I will Work hard on improving myself
Just for today: I will be kind to others.(respectful of all living beings)


The importance of “today” is highlighted in all five principles. Today defines your present. It teaches you to live each and every moment of the day completely –

Gratitude: Reiki encourages you to be thankful, receiving and giving the gift of the universe. Life has so many reasons to be thankful for- no matter how big or small. Even just the fact that another morning sunrise woke us up is enough reason to be thankful to our creator. You should be thankful about everything in your life- the good, the bad and the ugly. Being thankful breaks the cycle of misery.

No fear or worry : The principles of Reiki encourages you to trust the universe completely. They tell you to let go of yours fears and worries, make the best possible efforts and leave the rest in the hands of the universe(unconditional love). The moment you stop worrying, you demonstrate your faith on the absolute and the moment that demonstration happens, the power of Reiki descend on you and begin to support you.


Angry : This principle encourages you to stay away from anger, anger burns your positive energy. Reiki guides you to live a peaceful and quiet life- it simply means that you act with peace and understanding the situation you are in.


Honesty : Honesty towards your own self is extremely important. When you are not honest with your own self, you disintegrate. Your chakras start to fall out of alignment and you are not able to draw the right amount of power from your soul into your mind. Yoga/Reiki is about alignment and integration of all the chakra into this higher chakra and the first step to do this is by being honest to your own self.


Respectful of all living beings and kindness : Kindness towards others facilitates healing. When you interact with people, you learn some things, you share some good experiences, some bad experience- you need to respect people for all that they are teaching you. The flow of positive energy in all of us is collective. We are collective puzzle pieces of our Divine creator. He is in us. Reiki encourages you to nurture a sense of oneness and love. This respect also empowers you to see everybody as your extended self. So by learning to love oneself we also learn to love others and most especially the one who created us.

Let your mind visualize that the power you have to change your mindset.

The immense power to change/heal or re-program your brain to heal yourself and people around you.

The unlimited power that helps you unlock the secret to eternal happiness and bliss! Reiki heals by changing the disruption to energy flow, and rebalancing our energy fields with positive energy. A healthy human body is like a free-flowing river. When a river is flowing, there’s fish and wildlife in it. When it starts to stagnate and become blocked, fish die because there’s not enough oxygen.


Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction, relaxation and confidence that also promotes healing. One of the most beautiful things about Reiki is that it is natural and simple method of healing your own body through universal energy transfer.It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

Reiki can bring confidence into a person and benefits a person intensely. Reiki involves practical study and implementation, and is user friendly. Before you can start practicing the art of reiki to others, you must first be attuned. Attunement is the special, traditional ceremony that enables aspiring practitioners to connect to the divine source of energy. Reiki attunements can be attained in different levels, 1-3. You can do it at home, workplace and almost everything. It is said that once you become receptive to reiki, the gift of having this energy flow through your hands during your whole lifetime.Reiki is a gentle application and helps in body healing. Reiki energy brings higher frequency of energy, which limits our fears and makes us optimistic towards life.

When we are making use of Reiki in our daily life, the frequency of energy becomes higher. There is a change of state of mind while making use of Reiki energy. There is change in emotional and physical state of person with regular implementation of Reiki.

The three pillars of Reiki are

  • Your body is your “Temple of the spirit” and it is your responsibility to treat it with respect and care for it. You should practice yoga/reiki to maintain perfect health and wellness.
  • Meditation should be a part of your lifestyle too, because of the stressful lifestyle of today.
  • You should focus on caring for the society by giving Reiki to others. The more you care for others and treat others through Reiki, the more you benefit.

Reiki Attunements : The process of Reiki attunement initiates a cleaning process, in fact , a process of purification is recommended prior to an attunement process.

Some steps to follow prior to attunement

  • You should refrain from consumption of non-veg. For at least three days prior to attunement and do fasting or eat easily digestible food. (fruit juices)
  • Refrain from alcohol for at least three days prior to attunement.
  • Reduce consumption of tea and coffee.
  • Reduce consumption of sweets.
  • No smoking.
  • Start meditating
  • watch less T.V
  • Cleanse your aura before attunement
  • Drink more water
  • Sleep well

The attunement process will be carried out in a quite setting as this helps in getting the best possible results. The attunement process is unique it cannot be described in words some mantras and symbols are used to connect with the universal life force. A number of different symbols will be used in attunement process. These symbols are used Reiki treatment also.

Reiki symbols.

Many Reiki Masters consider the Reiki symbols holy and persist in the old Reiki tradition that they must be kept secret. The symbols should only be available to those who have been initiated at the Reiki 2 level.


In “traditional” Reiki there are three Reiki symbols given during the Reiki 2 Attunement (initiation). They are: the Power symbol (Choku Rei), the Mental/Emotional symbol (Sei He Ki) and the Distance symbol (Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen).

The Reiki symbols are partly based on the Japanese writing system, Kanji. The symbols should be drawn or visualized as they have been taught during the Reiki 2 Attunement. Attunements with small intervals in between and done on consecutive days are recommended.

In Second and Master level of Reiki you will have access to the Special Sacred Reiki Symbols and words. The Japanese name for the power Reiki symbol is “Cho Ku Rei” implying “ I have the key” or Meaning: “God and Man Coming Together”These are handed down from Master to Master and are used for attuning other initiates into your Reiki Linage. The main use of this symbol is to increase or decrease power. It draws Energy from around you and it focuses it where you want to. It is the all-purpose symbol. It can be used for anything, anywhere; It is used for reinforcement agent for reiki energy. It is used for


  • For on the spot treatments.
  • To cleans negative energies
  • Spiritual protection
  • On food, water, medicine herbs
  • In sick rooms and hospitals
  • To empower other Reiki symbols
  • To seal energies after the treatment
  • used as protective shield

    Reversing the symbol can decrease the power, in which case it will leave the Reiki master and manifest in yourself.

Harmony reiki symbol:

Japanese name for this symbol is “ Sei Hei Ki” implying “ Key to the Universe” It is used primary for calming the mind. It is noted to mean God and man.It represents harmony and is often referred to as the peacemaker symbol. It is very good for Cleansing. It is said that this symbol helps in levelling the playing field when you are going through a tough time in life ( healing past traumas) This symbol of the elements comprises the mind and emotion- two important factors that are vital to reiki. This symbol aims to unite physical and subliminal aspects of the body to help correct and bring back the balance. A balanced right and left hemisphere of the brain provides tranquility and spiritual harmony.


Uses of Sei He ki

  • drug and alcohol abuse
  • cure memory loss
  • reinforce mental capabilities.

Connection Reiki Symbol (The Distance Symbol)

The Japanese name for this symbol is HON SHA ZE SHO NEN This is the Distant Healing Symbol and it is used to send Reiki over distance and time (past, present, future), to anyone and anything. It looks like a tower. It is also drawn when sending a distant attunement. Meaning: The God in Me Greets the God in You to Promote Enlightenment and Peace . All the bad and negative things that a particular patient had in his past, present, future lives will be addressed and replaced with positive ones.


Important functions of Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen include.

  • It can be sent to the past to correct wrongful experiences
  • It can be sent to the present or cure negativeness on a daily basis
  • It can be sent to the future to correct negative thoughts and emotions
  • send to heal clients through long distances


Balancing Reiki symbol : TAM-A-RA-SHA

This symbol helps in balancing all energy that is produced during a reiki session. It is a balancing/unblocking Symbol. It grounds and balances energy. Helps to unblock the energy centers allowing the energy to flow. If signed over pain helps to reduce it or dissipate it.




This symbol is the heart of Reiki and is used to represent everything that is Reiki. It is the most powerful symbol in the Reiki group. It can be used only by Reiki Masters. The only purpose of this symbol is to reiterate the fact that Reiki is available to anyone who believes in unconditional love. This symbol is used to heal the soul. Since it deals with the soul and our spiritual self it heals disease and illness from the original source in the aura/energy fields. It is a power that works directly with the soul and facilitates healing. It helps to provide enlightenment and peace . It also allows to become more intuitive . With practice this symbol brings life profound changes.


Completion Reiki Symbol :

The Raku (ray-koo) is the final symbol that you will learn when you become a Master in the Usui Reiki system of healing. It is also known as a fire serpent and represents your “Chi” or life force energy. It is drawn downwards from the head of the recipient to the ground, allowing the energy received during this process to remain inside the 7 chakras.


During Reiki initiation session, all the above symbols will need to be activated. It is believed to symbolize a strike of lightening from the heavens, and is representative of the life force energy ( chi) that runs down the spine, through our 7 chakras. Reiki masters can choose various methods to activate the symbols depending on the intent that they are using the symbol for.


The Raku may also be used during healing sessions to ground the practitioner or the patient receiving a treatment. Once the symbol have been activated, they can be applied to specific areas of the body in order to create the desired impact. There are some practitioners that claim to be able to direct negative energy out of the body using the Raku symbol. This is not recommended unless you have properly trained in doing so. Directing energy in this manner can possibly have negative effects.


Once the attunement process is complete, you will begin to find a release from various ties that had bound you to your past behaviors. Testimonials range from tingling sensations to feeling energy waves rushing in their bodies to falling asleep. It is always best to allow the Intelligence of Reiki to remove any negative energy that may be sitting in the body, instead of taking the task on yourself.

You will now be considered at par with the group of individuals who utilize the power of Reiki to heal themselves, each other and the environment. There are many other symbols that can be used to help remove blockages that may be encountered during a healing treatment. You will be able to identify the source of your energy and in case you see this source as negative energy, you will be able to eliminate it.


It is not known where the Raku originated from, as it is not an original symbol that was taught by Usui  Once you begin with Reiki, you will also be amazed at the ease with which you are able to make changes to your normal routine. It is speculated that it’s origins are Tibetan, and that Reiki Master Iris Ishikuro (who was a student of Mrs. Takata ) incorporated the symbol into her Reiki Practice, which she named Raku Kei Reiki. It is believed that Raku-Kei is an Ancient Tibetan Healing Art of Self-Mastery, much like Reiki itself. The symbol and practice was brought to the West by Arthur Robertson, who was a student of Ishirkuro


This process (Reiki) opens the 7chakras in your body and establishes an exceptional connection between the reiki source (teacher, guru) and the student. Chakra means “Wheel” in sanskrit. The human body has hundreds of “energy wheels” but the main ones needed for reiki management and therapies are found within the body”s center from the head down to the base of the spinal column.

This process is monitored by the Rei or God- consciousness that helps in making adjustments in the process you may elevate sensitivity and you may experience intuitive awareness, opening of the third eye. After Reiki attunement Reiki stays with you through out your life. You will never lose it and it will never wear off.

The power that provides you with the magical ability to become your own spiritual doctor. The power that ensures ample healing energy runs through your hands and helps you ease your lack of confidence and mental stress. This healing energy typically flows through the practitioner”s body, hands and then in the body where their hands are touching to help eradicate disease and misery using the power of unconditional love.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”

This blog will guide you to eternal happiness, success and healing by using one simple thing called love. Reiki is all about healing through compassion and unconditional love. Reiki is not about religion.

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing


Reiki is a healing technique that utilizes the power of touch to heal your own self or heal others. Apart from healing reiki is also used as a method that helps you attain mental and physical balance.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.


Reiki can also be defined as “the higher intelligence that guides the creation and functioning of the universe” It is a subtle wisdom that permeates everything, animate as well as inanimate. This subtle wisdom controls the development of the entire universe- ranging from the development of life on this planet to the unfolding of galaxies in the universe. Its presence guides you whenever you need it.


An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student by teacher (guru). This ability is passed on during an “attunement” given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of “life force energy” to improve one’s health and enhance the quality of life.


Ki can be termed as the non-physical energy that is present in all living things. Ki flows in every living thing-including human beings, plants and animals. An individual feels strong and confident when he has a high Ki. A low Ki leads to a feeling of sickness and ill health. You receive this Ki from your food, air, sunshine and even sleep. You also have the potential to elevate the level of Ki in your body through specific breathing(pranayama) and meditation exercises (om). An individual”s Ki leaves his physical body at the time of his death. Ki is also known as “prama” in India “chi” in china the “Ti” or “Ki” in the Hawaiians. It is also referred to as the life force, vital energy force.


Its use is not dependent on one’s intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds

Life force flows through us along pathways called chakras and meridians and surrounds us in a field of energy called our aura. This incredible life force is responsive to our thoughts and feelings and is disrupted when we take on, either unconsciously or consciously, negative feelings and thoughts about ourselves. These thoughts and feelings link to the energy field and disrupt the life force.


Studies have showed that negative thoughts or feelings attach themselves to our auras and energy fields and cause blockages. Reiki heals by changing the disruption to energy flow, and rebalancing our energy fields with positive energy. It raises the vibration level of the field around the physical body and causes the negative energy to fall away. Reiki restores the necessary flow of energy and the balance between our energy pathways.


Reiki works by allowing life energy to flow through the healer to the client. The secret to Reiki healing is that the practitioner transfers this healing energy directly in the patient by connecting him unshakably to the supreme universal energy. This energy moves from the healer into the recipient. The most usual experience is a feeling of peace and relaxation.


While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God, This energy is never depleted and is in fact utilized to heal and energize the healer. Another great thing about this energy is that it travels where it is needed most, implying that this is one of the most intelligent forms of energy that can never be misused or abused and naturally flows in the direction it is required to flow in.

Reiki is very effective for stress, anxiety and depression, it can definitely change your reaction to stress and life events! There’s a general improvement with Reiki so that people go from struggle and stress to living life more easily. In particular, people have found large improvements with self-confidence and self-esteem with Reiki.

Believe : Believe in yourself, believe in Reiki! Even if you are feeling terrible initially, your belief will help you get through. The emotional turmoil that you are going through may simply be necessary to open doors for better well-being.

How to meditate on 7 chakras

To meditate on chakras you need to find a quiet and secluded place. Sit in Sukhasana and close your eyes. Visualize white, cool, peaceful light originating from top of your head and cleansing all seven chakras one by one. Let warmth, peaceful, unconditional love light cleanse all your chakras. Visualize the light healing all your chakras.

After you have completed this meditation, imagine yourself being encircled by white light from head to toe. This pure unconditional love acts as an energy shield that is going to protect you from any negative energy that might block the flow of energy in 7 chakras.

Take a few deep breaths and open your eyes slowly and come out of the meditative state knowing that Reiki energy is flowing through all your chakras and will keep you healthy on all levels.

Hand positions for healing.

A Reiki treatment consists of the practitioner placing his or her hands on the clients body having only the intent for the energy to flow. It is all about transfer of energy from the master to the recipient through use of hands. There is no complicated rituals to perform. It is therefore important to learn the various hand positions used to treat individuals using Reiki energy.

According to Reiki teachings, the Reiki energy is smart for it knows where to go and what to do. The hand positions used in the West are different from the traditional Reiki. The Reiki practitioner is instructed to allow the energy to flow, without directing the energy.

Different hand positions are used to treat your own self and to treat others. Many times the practitioner must place their hands very near (or on) body parts most consider to be private (genitalia) Each practitioner has their own way to handle this. It’s good to inform the client and ask permission before the session so that there’s no surprises. There are a couple ways to work in these areas without directly touching the clients body and without compromising the healing session. (the distance healing symbols can be used.)

Head 1 position

Place hands over the eyes. Be careful to not squeeze the nose. This position is typically used to treat problems related to third eye. All problems related to ear, nose, throat, sinus, stress, harmonal imbalances, etc are treated through this hand position.


Head 2 position

Hands placed around temples, you are required to keep right and left wrists side by side over the temples, this position is typically used to treat headaches, fatigue, immune deficiencies, pituitary gland problems, brain issues and nervous system issues.


Head 3 position

Hands are placed on either side of the head as they lightly cup the ears. This position is extremely effective for nose and throat disorders.


Head 4 position.

Here the hands are cradling the head, with the fingers curled around the occipital ridge. The hands are placed behind the head in order to cover the back of the head. Get into this position by gently rocking the head into one hand, slide the other hand under the head, rock the head into that hand, move the other hand under the head, and then rock the head so it’s centered on both hands. This is easier demonstrated than described. This position is used to treat tension, cold, issues related to head , neck and spinal cord.

Body 1 position

Here the hands are held over the throat and thymus. You should form a tent above your throat by holding your hands and fingers together. You might find clients uncomfortable with the hands over the top of the throat, as it might remind them of choking, and you might find it better to place the hands under the throat rather than above it. This problems heals problems related to worry, communication, the thymus gland, thyroid gland and the throat.


Body 2 position

Cover your collar bone as well as breast bone. This is over the heart and heart chakra. The heart chakra is located between the breasts. Obviously you should choose your hand positions well here. This position will heal problems related to acceptance along with bronchitis, asthma, lungs, throat, etc.


Body 3 position

Place your hands side by side over upper part of your breasts. This position helps in treating problems related to heart, thymus, lungs, emotional disturbance and circulation.


Body 4 position

This position is used to specifically heal the solar plexus(manipura) chakra. Your hands should be under your breast and above the lower ribs. This position helps in treating lungs, spleen and digestive disorders.

Body 5 position

Both of your hands should be together over the stomach region, just above your navel. This position heals spleen, liver, kidney, gall bladder it also heals people suffering from depression.

Body 6 position

Place your hands over your public bone along your groin, This position is extremely helpful in treating reproductive organs, adrenal glands, testicles, ovaries, urinary bladder, kidneys. It is also effective for fatigue and weight loss issues.

Leg 1 position


Do this for both legs. Place your hands on your knee cap- one over it another just below it You might want to do two positions for each leg. One as shown, the other with one hand on knee and the other on the hip bone. This way the entire energy and nerve system circuitry of the legs have energy run through them. This position helps in removing energy block in the lower part of your body along with knee.


Develop your faith and belief in the divine power This divine power is much more wise, loving, intelligent and conscious . You may wish to call it God, Supreme, or anything you choose to. Reiki energy is free; it is god given.



Exercise for Confidence


Exercise is an important tool that helps us achieve this physical confidence and empowers us, it make us feel better about ourselves. All you have to do is take a walk a few times a week, and you’ll see benefits. Beyond the postural imbalances, muscle tensions and day-to-day energy demands, the ability to be physically available to your day’s requirements is crucial. Today, we’re looking at some important benefits of exercise with respect to physical confidence and how it can go a much longer way.

sense of Achievement: Whenever you exercise your personal worth increases because it gives you a feeling that you have done something rather than sitting passively and brooding over issues. exercises improves our postures. posture doesn’t just reflect your level of confidence, insecurity, or anything else. Instead, your posture sends messages to your brain that tell you how to feel. If you need to feel confident, you want your posture to send your brain that message. Right postures gives confidence.

Enhanced well-being: When you exercise, the body releases chemical substances known as endorphins which relieve stress and make you feel good psychologically. This boosts your confidence.

On the other hand, high self esteem is also a natural gift. You don’t have to learn it. You got it already but it’s covered by dirt. You mostly have to unlearn what is blocking you, getting the dirt off. Instinctively you know your worth when you are born into this world. confident people are awesome. They give off a warm, magnetic energy that makes people feel really comfortable in their presence.

A baby has no fears about his future skills or what people will think about him. The concept of failure doesn’t exist. It tries, to walk, falls and tries again until the child succeeds. Maybe because it doesn’t think in ways of approval and rejection there’s no problem. It is just driven and focused on getting the job done. When we grow older it is mainly removing a limiting way of thinking that uncovers all our power and unstop us from growing to our unlimited possibilities. Most teenagers, especially after a few years in the public education, not only don”t have confidence in themselves, they actively doubt their own worth.

Appearance: Exercise gives you a good appearance and your body image improves. Feeling attractive and good about the way you look pumps up your self-confidence. Your muscle are toned up. Looking into the mirrors make you feel good and shapely with right curves.

Change of Mindset: There are numerous ways to build your self confidence. Exercise is one of them. On some occasions when you are lost in anxious and negative thoughts, doing physical exercise can shake this mindset and make you feel confident and positive.

Reliable Anchor: Exercise acts as a reliable anchor point in our life and makes you feel in control. Whenever we have something constant to look forward to we feel good and confident. We feel energetic after exercise and all our stress erases.

Socialization: Whether it is joining a gym, walking in the neighborhood park, attending a yoga or dance class, exercise gives us space and opportunity to meet people and form bonds. Socialization adds to the confidence. Gives an opportunities to mingle with people and get involved with the community.

Competition: While exercising you may have a wish to challenge yourself or someone else. Going past your limit makes you feel on the top of the world. You get confidence to participate in any competition and become strong physically to face the challenges of life.

Sexual Performance: Many people feel low due to a bad sex life. Physical exercise improves your sexual stamina and sexual performance and enhances self-reliance and both the partners are happy and live in harmony.

Attention and Concentration: Exercise also increases your attention and concentration, which means that you can focus on your work a lot better and this becomes an important feel good factor your grades improve or get promotion in job.

It helps to sleep better. You get good sleep at night.(insomnia)

It improves blood circulation. Which makes skin shine and look totally healthy.

It boosts the body”s immunity. Saves money no visit to doctors.

It improves the respiratory health. When you exercise you take deep breaths so every cell in your body get oxygen.

Improves flexibility

Slows down aging process

Improves athletic performance

Perfects postures.

Yoga and Confidence

Before we start discussing more thoroughly about how yoga can strengthen your self-confidence, let us first talk about just what exactly is yoga, and how it is performed. Yoga originated from ancient India, yoga is a belief that a man”s mind, body and spirit should work in harmony, but the monks didn’t introduce it to the West until the late 18th or 19th century. In Sanskrit, which is the ancient language of India, ‘yoga’ basically means ‘union’. This is due to the fact that yoga aims to unify the mind, spirit and body.

It was discovered 5,000 years ago. It was developed to show the appreciation for the body. Ancient yogis believed that the body should be treated well and respected because it is the main medium for man”s growth and work, yoga has six forms. These are breathing, meditation ,exercise devotion, self control and service.

Most people now a days are more interested in yoga as a form of exercise. Yoga offers a profound sense of physical and psychological well being. On the other hand, there is also another word derived from Sanskrit that perfectly describes yoga, which is ‘asana’. Asana is the execution of different physical poses or postures. Many are practicing yoga because it is proven to help calm the mind, reduce stress, relieve pain and lose weight (which most often translates to an increase in confidence.)

A lot of individuals who haven’t dabbled with yoga think that this discipline is just all about stretching. But yoga is about more than just stretching. Its about creating balance in body and mind, and joining the two together and bringing them into close communication.

Some who are not familiar with yoga think that it is an exercise composed of poses that are also impossible to do. In particular, the popular perception associate yoga with a system of bendy, twisty, physical movements and positions.

In other words yoga is a lot more than that. Yoga is more on creating a way to balance the body by enhancing your strength and flexibility, it is not only the body that gains benefits from this practice, but also the mind.

Oftentimes we find ourselves in a situation where we feel like we just don’t want to stand out from the crowd for fear of being ridiculed. We lack confidence because of it we lose many good opportunities in life. If you’re wondering on how yoga can greatly help you enhance and strengthen your self-confidence, here are some explanations

Recent scientific research into the effects of yoga on the body and mind have shown that these physical practices have enormous benefits for physical and psychological health. They can help you to lose weight, tone muscles, treat a number of medical problems, improve your flexibility and posture, keep your muscles relaxed and supple, regulate your appetite, etc. They also decrease the all too common psychological sufferings and mindfulness and boost your mood and brain power overall. Thanks to the breathing exercises of yoga, more oxygen can enter your muscles, thus providing your muscles with more vigor.

Yoga can help you understand more your mind as well as your body. With yoga, you will become more aware of your limitations, as well as your potentials.

Just the act of going to a yoga class can boost our self-confidence. It sends such a positive message to our hearts and minds that shows we care about ourselves. This alone can elevate our opinion of ourselves.

As we start to build our physical strength and work our way into more challenging poses, we feel stronger on the inside. And balancing yoga poses become easier the more we practice, showing us that we’re capable of changing and growing. Many are hesitant about practicing yoga not just because it appears to be painful and uncomfortable but also it involves a lot of poses.

The warrior pose (Virabhadrasana I, ii, iii )


It has three positions ie, 3 parts . The first part is to strengthen of the middle section of the body. The second is to strengthen the upper part of the body. The third is to strengthen the lower body. The third of which is more challenging. These poses are excellent for toning muscles in the leg, butt, core, back and arms as well as encouraging circulation and restoring a youthful appearance. They also instill a sense of youthful confidence and courage making your awareness sharper and more focused- the attitude of a determined warrior.


This sequence of 3 poses is named for a legendary warrior, virabhadra. The first pose imitates his stance as, summoned by lord Shiva, he rose up from the earth with the sword in his hands piercing the sky.

Warrior pose 1

  • Take deep breath, twist your body to the right. Twist as far as possible. Exhale, take another deep breath and return to the basic warrior pose. Exale.
  • Take another deep breath and twist your body to the left, Exhale take another deep breath and return to the basic warrior pose.
  • While taking deep breath, slide your left foot beside the right foot and assume the warrior pose.
  • Repeat the process with your other leg.


Benefits : Warrior pose 1. Strengthens muscles in the legs feet, back shoulder and arms. It also stretches the hips and calves. It increases balance. Warrior pose also improves concentration.


Warrior pose II is accessible for most people, and even though it’s relatively uncomplicated, it can still make you feel really strong, steady, and confident.


Tips: Approach this pose from a place of strength so you can embody the qualities of a warrior and reap confidence. Really hold your space, which starts from the feet. Press them into the earth with intent and purpose, and you’ll feet that flow up through your whole body.


From the same standing position as before, again stretch the legs apart to the same width as before. Stretch your arms to either side, parallel to the ground. Then again rotate the left foot so that it points to the left. Lean into that direction with your left leg, bending the knee. Keep your back straight, your gaze should move along the left arm. Hold the pose for a count of 5

Then return to the stretched, square stance. Repeat the same movements on the right side.

Repeat for 5 to 10 rounds, then return to the original standing position.

Benefits : Increases height . It also relieves the back pains. It tones the butt. It also helps avoiding scoliosis and osteoporosis.

Warrior pose III :

  • Slip your left leg to the back.
  • Take a deep breath and raise your left leg up while bending your upper body forward. Your upper body and left leg should be parallel to the floor your hands should be on your sides.
  • Take at least four deep breaths.
  • Slowly lower your leg and raise your upper body. Return to the mountain pose.
  • Take a few deep breaths to relax your body.
  • Repeat the process on the other leg. Repeat the process at least 4 times for both legs.

Benefits : It improves agility and balance. Just as it imitates an extremely focused sword thrust, this asana improves concentration and focus. It tones the muscles in the leg, as well as strengthening your core.


The chair pose (Utkatasana)

  • stand in Tadasana. Inhale and raise your arms perpendicular to the floor. Either keep the arms parallel, palms facing inward, or join the palms.
  • Exhale and bend your knees, trying to take the thighs as nearly parallel to the floor as possible. The knees will project out over the feet, and the torso will lean slightly forward over the thighs until the front torso forms approximately a right angle with the tops of the thighs. Keep the inner thighs parallel to each other and press the heads of the thigh bones down toward the heels.
  • Firm your shoulder blades against the back. Take your tailbone down toward the floor and in toward your pubis to keep the lower back long.
  • Stay for 30 seconds to a minute. To come out of this pose straighten your knees with an inhalation, lifting strongly through the arms. Exhale and release your arms to your sides into Tadasana.


Beginner”s Tip.

To help you stay in this pose, perform it near a wall. Stand with your back to the wall, a few inches away from the wall. Adjust your position relative to the wall so that when you bend into the position, your tailbone just touches and is supported by the wall.


It helps alleviate gastritis and other stomach pains caused by menstrual pains or menopausal symptoms. It relieve constipation and tones up the hip and butt muscles. It improves the posture. It flatters your belly.

Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana)

This pose can be challenging for a mind full of self-doubt. But on the flip side, it can quickly help to build self-confidence—and it can also be a lot of fun!

One leg is bent forward while the other is extended behind you. Your fingers touch the floor and your back and neck are arched upward.

The position of the body is mostly the same here. From equestrian pose, lift your hands from the floor and bring your palm together in front of your chest. Then stretch the arm high above your head and arch them backwards. Hold that position briefly, then again bring the fingers down to the floor in equestion pose before proceeding to the next pose.


Beginner”s Tip

Many beginning students have difficulty touching the floor with their lower hand, even when resting it on the fingertips. These students should support their hand on a block. Start with the block at its highest height and, if your balance is steady and comfortable, lower it down first to its middle height, then finally if possible to its lowest height


Keeping your front knee aligned, press your front foot down into the floor, and resist it to the right, as though you were trying to turn your front foot out, but can’t because it’s stuck to the floor.

Keep that, and press your back foot against the wall, and resist up, as though someone was trying to push your back thigh down and you were resisting against them (your foot and leg won’t actually move, you’re just resisting).

Maintaining this dual resistance (pressing down and resisting out with the front foot, and pressing back into the wall and resisting up with the back foot), you might even find that you’re so stable that you can not only extend your top arm up, but you might even be able to lift your bottom hand away from the block!

Boost your confidence with music

Use uplifting music.

A classic. Use inspiring and motivating music to pump up yourself before leaving for an important day, before a big test or meeting, before anything that might make your confidence unstable. This works pretty well as a temporary state-booster. Music is a fantastic way to boost your self-confidence as you can listen to it whenever you need a quick boost of confidence.


Singing is also a powerful way to boost your self-confidence. It doesn’t matter how good or talented you are, the process of singing has a range of benefits. As well as helping to boost self-confidence, singing has many benefits to other areas of your life. The benefits are enormous and you, too, can use singing to boost your self-confidence.

Excellent music will energize you and helps you to forget your problems and worries, which is important when facing the challenges of your life!

Using musical instruments to establish a foundation of confidence will strengthen a persons music abilities and desire to play, but it also affects many aspects of his/her personal and professional life. This multidimensional effect stems from the ups and downs of acquiring a new skill, learning with peers and recognizing successes. Even if the notes aren’t played properly every time, music can be a big confidence booster for a person.


Just about anyone can sing, all you need is a voice. If you can talk, you can sing, regardless of how well you do it. Most children sing, therefore the physical capability is there. Children don’t worry about how they sound, they just enjoy it. By the time we become adults, many of us are conditioned to be overly critical, and even ashamed of our voices. Many people even fear singing. Why can’t adults be more like children?


We are all born with very high self-confidence, but often it is gradually eroded by emotional trauma of varying degrees. People grow up and get the shine knocked out of them. Have you noticed that most children seem to bounce into this world with a really hefty amount of self-esteem? Really. If you”ve ever chatted to a kid about their crappy crayon drawing or pasta art, you”ll immediately see that there”s no pretend humility, no self effacement. Just pride and confidence. Ask them what they want to be and they”ll tell you “a unicorn trainer”.

How Singing Boosts Self-Confidence

Singing has a range of physical and mental health benefits. Singing is great for your self-confidence because:

  • It helps to release your stress inhibitions and it gives you the freedom to be yourself. And happy
  • It’s very personal and a way of nurturing yourself as a person and you also will enjoy it
  • It lifts your mood and it’s fun to listen and brings people together.
  • It distracts your mind from negative thoughts and changes it to positive thoughts and you feel happy.
  • It helps with breathing, relaxation and slowing your heart rate and you are motivated
  • It helps to relieve stress ,muscle tension .and you are ready for a new challenges
  • It helps with focus , concentration and dedicated to your tasks.
  • It helps with mindfulness and being in the present moment and enjoy life.
  • It can be meditative also.
  • It’s challenging and rewarding every time.
  • It gives you meaning and purpose for life.
  • It takes you out of your comfort zone and it’s empowering and motivates you.
  • It gives you a sense of achievement and unifying .
  • It’s a way of expressing yourself and your emotions to others
  • It’s a way of meeting new people, especially when you join a group or a singing band.

Mastering a musical instrument will foster a persons sense of pride, confidence and self-worth. The benefits of music don’t just stay in the music classroom Even if the person experiences a rough start to this musical journey, each new skill he/she acquires or musical piece he/she plays well will be rewarding. As a person learns to read and play music on her/his instrument, not only will she/he be increasing her/his knowledge base and competence level in music, but her/his competence may improve, her/his problem-solving skills will be strengthened and her/his ability to stay on task will improve, With this may come a new sense of purpose that banishes boredom, doubt, negative personal thoughts and feelings of aimlessness. His/her self-esteem will also be strengthened as he/she learns to coordinate his/her fingers and body to play the instrument properly, read the music and executes the notes to create a pleasing sound.

Self Efficacy and Confidence


Self efficacy is the strength of your beliefs in your ability to complete tasks successfully.

“It should be noted that the construct of self-efficacy differs from the colloquial term “confidence.” Confidence is a nondescript term that refers to strength of belief but does not necessarily specify what the certainty is about.


Whether you will persist or give up while working on a specific task – How long you will stick to uncomfortable changes designed to bring long term results (quit smoking, weight loss,positive thinking mindset) I can be supremely confident that I will fail at an endeavor. Perceived self-efficacy refers to belief in one’s capabilities, that one can produce given levels of attainment.
What goals you”ll set for yourself and where “extremely difficult” ends and impossible starts. A self -efficacy assessment, therefore, includes both an affirmation of a capability level and the strength of that belief.


The beliefs you have about your abilities shape your entire life. They effect how you think, feel and behave. Self-efficacy refers to subject’s behaviors (i.e.: it’s the subject’s judgment about his own ability to follow a needed or desired course of action); self-confidence has a lesser precise definition, implying a person’s trust on a wider range of own resources or strengths.


If you have little self-efficacy, you will have a tendency to write off things you consider impossible. Self-confidence lead to self-efficacy, or we can say there is a direct correlation between the two factors. On the other hand, self-efficacy is related to other factors too, such as: the difficulty of the task, the subject’s abilities and so on.


If you don”t believe you are able to achieve your dreams you will live a medicare life instead of realizing your full potential. When the word self-efficacy is heard, it is often understood as self-confidence by many people. Self-confidence is not the same as self- efficacy.Its important to note that self-efficacy is task related you can have high self-efficacy in a particular task and low self efficacy when working in another task.


Self-confidence is defined as a trust or assertion in oneself, believing in one’s aptitude, making a choice which maybe referring to a general context or to a specific event or doings. Some people recognize self-confidence as self-assurance.


Self efficacy develops during childhood. The right parent/teacher/family can help to develop a powerful belief in their abilities that will empower them in their adult life.


self-efficacy can be defined as the capability to attain the required outcome. Speaking of perceived self-efficacy generally means that the person has a lot of faith in his or her aptitude that the wanted outcome can be achieved.

Those with self-efficacy tends to have higher level of desire, higher obligation and are also able to restore themselves after facing with failure better than those with poorer height of self-efficacy


Self efficacy                                            v/s                             low self efficacy

Consider challenges as something they can over come Avoid challenges (consequently they rarely grow)
Obstacles don”t make them lose confidence in their abilities. Difficult goals are beyond their capabilities and thus they don”t achieve big goals.
Take responsibility for their failure and believe they control the outcome (not believe in getting lucky) Quickly lose confidence in their abilities and give up on their goals.
Put more effort to complete the task Have narrow view (no big picture)
They set goals and develop deeper understanding of it They don”t believe in their abilities but on external factors like luck.


People with higher levels of self-efficacy tends to view heavy responsibilities as challenge to be tackled other than viewing it as danger or risk that has to be stayed away from at all times. If you don”t believe in your abilities you are not likely to set big goals that have the highest chance of making a dramatic improvement in your life.