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.
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.
This pose is easily considered the most calming part of most one’s yoga experience. The body and mind become totally at ease.
4) Legs-Up-Wall Pose
This pose is traditionally thought to slow the aging process as well as relieve stress.
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.
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.
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
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.
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