Stressed? No worries, we have got you covered. Whatever it is you are stressing about, whether you are stressed at work, or you have recently broke up with your partner, or maybe you’re stressed at school or at home, the most important thing is that you can turn all those negative energy into positive ones. How? Through the art of Yoga, of course! Yoga is a great form of meditation and exercise as it does not only help us with our balance and physical physique, it also does a great deal to our health and mental state.
Here are 5 Yoga poses you could do for relaxation.
. Reclined Bound Angle Pose
A beneficial restorative pose, this posture helps release the lower back, lower blood pressure, and provide relief from insomnia and anxiety. It also opens the hips and chest, increases blood circulation in the abdominal region, and calms the mind.
You can do this pose with or without props, but should you want a bolster under your lower back, a folded blanket beneath your head, or something to cover your eyes — please do not hesitate to do so. Make adjustments if you’re not comfortable so you can soak up all the goodness of this posture.
2. Legs Up the Wall
Does anyone not like this pose? It’s one of the easiest to do anywhere and it’s loaded with wonderful mind and body benefits.
Legs Up the Wall Pose is actually a mild inversion, and if you place a folded blanket under your hips in this pose, the slight elevation helps drain lymphatic and other fluids from the lower part of your body into your abdomen. These are the kinds of fluids that can cause tired knees, swollen ankles, and congested pelvic organs.
Lying in this position can help alleviate headaches, soothe menstrual cramps, increase energy and relieve lower back pain.