Yoga Poses for Simple Stress Relief

1)     Cat Pose

As depicted, place wrists directly under your shoulders and your knees under your hips. This pose will gently massage the spine as well as your belly organs, therefore acting as a powerful stress reliever.

cat pose


2)     Standing Forward Bend

Although this position is usually used to transition between poses, it also stretches out your hips, thighs and hamstrings. Additionally, it is said to relieve stress, fatigue, and mild depression.

standing forward bend

3)     Savasana

This pose is easily considered the most calming part of most one’s yoga experience. The body and mind become totally at ease.

Woman resting in Shavasana

4)     Legs-Up-Wall Pose

This pose is traditionally thought to slow the aging process as well as relieve stress.

Limbering up

5)     Seated Forward Bend

This position can help you alleviate a distracted mind and help you to unwind. In addition to stretching the hamstrings, spine and lower back, it will also aid in stress and anxiety relief.

seated forward bend

6)     Child’s Pose

By resting your head on the ground this pose will allow you to lower your anxiety. This pose can be done with arms stretched out in front of you or against your sides.

childs pose

7)     Mountain Pose

This pose will help keep you in focus and feel a sense of grounding. This will strengthen your whole body and give you peace of mind

mountain pose

8)     Cobra

The opening of your chest while in cobra position will bring about almost instant stress relief. This pose will help you to feel centered and lighter.

woman in cobra pose

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