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Feeling stressed? Try these easy Yoga poses to relax your body and calm your mind

Feeling stressed? Try these easy Yoga poses to relax your body and calm your mind

This past year has been tough. Uncertainty and chaos caused by Covid and lockdown has increased the ever increasing pressures of everyday life. Here are 5 simple Yoga poses which can help alleviate stress. But first bring out that Yoga mat and get in to some comfortable loose clothing. Also, a light stomach condition is recommended before practicing Yoga

 

 

  1. Marjaryasana or Cat Pose:

This yoga pose is easy to learn and practice. Along with making you look like a cat it a great yoga pose to relieve stress.

Instructions:

 

Get on your fours. Now as you exhale, draw your belly to your spine and raise your back towards the ceiling. Slowly release the crown of your head toward the floor.

 

Why is it a Great Yoga Pose for Stress Relief?

This yoga pose soothes and stretches our lower back

It relieves stress

Your body especially your muscles cool down by this pose

Required time for this Relaxing Yoga Pose: 30 seconds in this position will relax your body.

 

  1. Bitilasana or cow’s pose:

Generally, cat and cow pose is performed simultaneously. Just like cat pose, it is an easy yoga pose to reduce stress.

 

Be on all your fours and inhale to curve your belly downwards (towards the floor). Now stretch your chin and chest by looking upward.

 

Why is it a Great Yoga Pose for Stress Relief?

It is a warming yoga pose for your spine

This yoga pose reduces stress and helps your mind stay calm

It also helps in creating an emotional balance by massaging organs

Required time for this Relaxing Yoga Pose: 30 seconds into this pose can be very beneficial to reduce stress.

 

  1. Bhujangasana or Cobra Pose:

It is a highly effective yoga pose for stress reduction. Along with it has many physical health benefits to offer like bringing relief in asthma.

 

Lie down on your stomach. Place your hands near your shoulder. Now, slowly inhale and lift your chest from the floor with your hands placed in the same position.

 

Why is it a Great Yoga Pose for Stress Relief?

This yoga pose provides with immediate relaxation

It eases our breathing process by opening up our chest

Pain in muscles is also reduced by this yoga pose

Required time for this Relaxing Yoga Pose: 30 seconds are good enough to relax yourself.

 

  1. Balasana or Child’s Pose:

It is one of the easy poses that can be practiced even by beginners.

Kneel on your yoga mat with your legs together. Sit back on your heels. Bend forward towards the ground with your chest touching your thighs and forehead touching the ground. Let your hands rest on the side.

 

Why is it a Great Yoga Pose for Stress Relief?

It is a resting posture that quiets the brain and reduces stress

It also benefits our lymphatic and nervous system

It releases our anxiety along with stress

Required time for this Relaxing Yoga Pose: 1 minute is enough to relieve stress from the body.

 

  1. Shavasana or Corpse Pose:

Lie down calmly on you back. Make sure your legs don’t touch each other and your palms are facing upwards. With your eyes closed and face relaxed, start breathing deeply. As you breathe slowly bring your attention to each part of your body. Start from the top of the head and progress slowly to your feet.

 

Why is it a Great Yoga Pose for Stress Relief?

This pose puts our body to ease and offers complete relaxation

It triggers a state of deep rests that calms our nervous system and lowers blood pressure.

Your mind and body cool down with this yoga pose.

Required time for this Relaxing Yoga Pose: 3-5 minutes of this stress-relieving yoga pose can help you attain relaxation.

 

 

Don’t forget to give your mat a quick wipe down before you put it away.

 

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