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5 Yoga Poses To Help Relieve Stress

September 23rd, 2015

Young woman practicing yoga in a urban backgroundStress has become a part of our daily routine just like salt in food. Stress, fear and anxiety are the feelings which have existed ever since mankind evolved, but the amplitude of each of these has increased in modern times. It is therefore necessary that when stress surrounds you, you must wait, think and calm yourself before taking action or making decisions. Yoga gives you those perfect exercises which will help your mind and body relax to find a more calm state.

  • Child Pose (Balasana) – The most relaxing pose helps you to stay calm and rejuvenate the energy in your body. It helps reducing pain lower back and shoulder and removes stiffness from neck. The healing power of this asana is most effective in providing emotional and mental calmness.
  • Down Dog (Adho Mukha Savasana)An amazing stress-buster asana, this pose helps in waking of all senses and reduces tiredness. It is beneficial for women as it improves bone density and prevents osteoporosis. Body feels rejuvenated as blood circulation is improved. Any pain in neck area or stiffness in upper body is removed with this asana.
  • Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana) Stress is reduced from this pose as blood circulation in the entire nervous system gets improves with this asana. Body flexibility is also improved as your spine is stretched and relaxed in this asana. For effective weight loss, this yoga pose is ideal as it tones abdominal muscles and organs.
  • Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)The muscles in your back and leg get stretched in this pose and it is an ideal exercise to relieve off stress and tone thighs and hips. In this pose, high blood sugar level gets controlled effectively and any backache fatigue or headache is reduced.
  • Copse Pose (Savasana) – Corpse pose relaxes the body and soothes nervous system. It also lowers blood pressure and reduces fatigue and headaches.

These quick poses, when repeated for about 30 minutes each day, help in defeating stress and relieving anxiety. Partner these asana with positivity and find a clearer thought process and a more patient approach to stressful situations in every day life.

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