Yoga calms the mind and relaxes the body. It helps you in getting rid of all stresses and releases tension. Here are 5 yoga poses to relieve stress.
Nowadays with the hectic and fast-paced life, stress is a part of our lives, no matter how hard we try we tend to get stressed at every little thing. At such times, it becomes essential for us to take a few minutes off and give ourselves a break.
Yoga has since ages been effective in relieving stress. It soothes the mind and makes the body flexible. It trains your mind to remain calm in stressful situations and gives you the much-needed relaxation. Try these yoga poses that help in relieving stress and give you inner peace.
Balasana (Child’s Pose)
Balasana relaxes your mind and releases stress. To do this pose, sit on your heels and kneel. Bend forward to touch your chest to your thighs. Keep your hands on the side and stay in this position while taking deep breaths.
Savasana (Corpse pose)
This pose is said to calm you down and reduce your blood pressure. It is effective in relieving stress and anxiety. To do this pose lie down, keep your arms at your side with your palms facing up. Breathe deeply and relax.
Sukhasana (Easy Pose)
Doing this pose strengthens your muscles and helps you relax. For this pose, simply cross your legs and bow forward with your arms extended. Place your forehead and your arms on the floor and stay there for 4-5 minutes.
Ananda Balasana (Happy Baby Pose)
This pose helps in getting rid of fatigue and tension and strengthens your spine. To do this pose, lie down and keep your arms on your side. Bend your knees into your belly. Hold the outside of your feet with your hands and open your knees wide and hold for 60 seconds.
Garudasana (Eagle Pose)
This pose is effective in improving concentration and reducing stress. It helps you unwind and relax. To do this pose, stand with the base of your toes touching and your heels slightly apart. Bend your knees and lift your left foot while crossing your left thigh over the right thigh. Hook your right foot around your left calf. Place both your arms in front and bend your arms and cross the left arm over the right,
hooking at the elbows. Wrap your right palm around your left palm, crossing at the wrists.
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