Stress can be a reason for many problems. For example, 37% of people who experience stress say they feel lonely as a result of it, according to a survey. But it’s up to you to calm your mind and not let anxiety get the best of you, and yoga can be a great way to do that.
We also practice yoga at HereWere and would like to share some easy poses that can relax your mind.
1. Eagle seal
You can practice the eagle seal pose along with meditation, so there is no set time to hold it. The pose helps to relax and discipline your mind when it is overworked.
- Rotate your hands so that your palms are facing upward.
- Cross the right hand over the left.
- Put your thumbs together. The rest of the fingers of the hands should remain extended, keeping the palms open.
2. Supine core pose
- Lie down on your back. Your arms should be at your sides.
- Bend your knees and bring them over your hips.
- Exhale and extend your left leg. Stretch your arms above your head. Keep your left leg off the floor for 15 seconds and keep your lower back still.
- Switch legs.
3. Cat tail
The Cat’s Tail Pose is a great spine twist that helps release tension in the lower back. Also, it’s good for fighting anxiety.
- Lie on your back and move your pelvis slightly to the right.
- Pull your right knee towards your chest and bring it to the left side of your body. Do it slowly.
- Bend your left knee. Now kick your left foot towards your buttock. Hold the left ankle with the right hand.
- Stay like this for 5 minutes and then switch sides.
4. Melting heart
The Melting Heart Pose is a great combination of opening the heart and chest area to vitalize and relax the entire body.
- Start from four. If you feel any pain in your knees, place a blanket under you.
- Pull your hands forward. The hips should remain just above the knees.
- Gently sink your chest toward the mat.
- Stay in this pose for 3 to 5 minutes.
5. Standing forward bend
The Standing Forward Bend pose will wake up and tone your hamstrings, as well as calm your mind. It also helps to strengthen the thighs and knees.
- Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your hands on your hips.
- Inhale. As you exhale, start bending your legs forward like a waterfall.
- Bend your knees to remove any tension from your lower back. Let the head hang heavily. Let your arms hang down gently or hold your elbows on opposite sides. If you feel comfortable, you can press your palms against your calves.
- Slowly and lightly shift your weight forward onto the balls of your feet. You should feel a sensation in your hamstrings.
- Stay in the pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Slightly bend your knees with your hands on your hips. Inhale and exhale to get up.