Stress Relief – So the next time you feel symptoms of stress creeping in, take a deep breath and remove your shoes – It’s time for Yoga 🙂 . Here are the top five yoga poses for stress relief you should try.
I hope these poses help you to restore balance, equilibrium and peace into your daily life.
Come to your hands and knees with the tops of your feet on the floor. Keep the knees together if comfortable, otherwise take the knees apart. Press your hips back to your heels, reach your hands straight out in front of you and lower your forehead to the floor or a block. Hold for 2 to 3 minutes, or as long as possible.
Supta Baddha Konasana
Lay on your back and bring the soles of your feet together, sliding them as close tou your hips as comfortable. Lift your heart and slide your shoulder blades away from your ears. Take the arms out to your sides and close your eyes. Rest here for 3 to 5 minutes.
viparita Karani (Legs On wall)
Sit next to a wall with the left side of your body against the wall, knees bent. Come down onto your right shoulder keeping your hips as close the wall as possible. Roll onto your back, as you bring the legs straight up the wall. Your bottom should be touching the wall. relax your arms out to your side. Close your eyes an dhold the pose for 7 to 10 minutes.
Supine Spinal Twist Pose
Lay flat on your back and hug your knees into your chest. Extend your right leg straight out in front of you. Lower the left knee over to the right side and take your arms out to a “T” position. Gaze at your right hand. Stay here for 1 to 2 minutes. Repeat on the opposite side.
Savasana (Corpse Pose)
Lay on your back, taking your feet as wide as your mat and your arms out to the sides away from your body. Lift your chest off the floor to slide your shoulder blades down your back and lower your back down. Close your eyes and breathe naturally. For extra relaxation, bring your hands to your belly and breathe into your hands. Stay here for 7 to 10 minutes.