How to Use Yoga Poses for Stress Relief

Yoga is an excellent way to relieve stress, that makes it an excellent way to improve overall health. Continuous physical and mental stress has many negative effects onHow to Use Yoga Poses for Stress Relief our bodies, including but not limited to headaches, upset stomach, hypertension, chest pain and insomnia. If it is going unchecked, stress can cause serious harm to not only the mind, but the body. Yoga Poses will help you counteract such stress in some ways.

Reclining Cobbler
Start by lying back on the cushion (or a rolled blanket). Keep the feet together and knees towards the sides. Breathe for a few minutes.

Supported Child’s Pose
Straddle the cushion together with your knees, sitting on your heels. Stay for 10-20 breaths, then turn your face to the other side and hold for an additional 10 to 20.

Lateral Child’s Pose
Take away the cushion and walk both hands to one side, feeling a stretch across the ribs and shoulder in your other side. Breathe, then crawl both hands in the opposite direction, repeating the stretch in your other side.

Cat
From hands and knees, exhale and push in to the floor as you round your back, relaxing the neck and pointing the crown from the head to the floor.

Cow Pose
On an inhale, raise your tailbone, arch your back, and gently lookup. Then exhale and go back to Cat, the previous move. Repeat for many breaths, performing Cow as you inhale, and Cat while you exhale.

Threading the Needle
Take one elbow or shoulder down, pressing into your opposite hand while you look up. Take care of your neck here; don’t push too much.

Arms Overhead
Sitting or kneeling, raise your arms overhead with your fingers interlaced and palms up. Keep your spine in a neutral position, not leaning forward or backwards.

Arms Overhead
Sitting or kneeling, raise your arms overhead with your fingers interlaced and palms up. Keep your spine in a neutral position, not leaning forward or backwards.

Arms Behind You
Clasp both hands behind your back, after which lift them with bent or straight elbows. Have the stretch in your chest.

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