According to a research, 74 % of women and 80 % of men live under stress because of overload of work and insufficient rest. And to get quick relief from this stress, people are searching for newer ways like calming teas, sound therapy and spa treatments. However, one of the best ways to beat the stress is not new, but rather an ancient practice: Yoga.
While yoga in general seems to have a calming influence, there are certain yoga poses that have a super awesome ability to help us let go of tension and stress instantly. Check these out.
1) Balasana (Happy baby pose or Child’s pose)
Doing the Child’s Pose can be like a giant hug, bubble bath, and bowl of soup all in one package! It quickly helps calm you and get rid of fatigue and stress. It will gently stretch your spine and groin. It stretches your thighs, hips and ankles & also relieves neck and back pain almost instantly.
2) Corpse Pose (Savasana)
It instills deep healing and completely relaxes your body. You can practice this pose whenever you are extremely tired and need to get back to work quickly. It is refreshing and rejuvenating.
3) Standing Forward Fold (Uttanasana)
Uttanasana can help quiet a busy mind, balance the nervous system, and promote feelings of calm and peace amidst the chaos around.
4) Paschimottanasana (Seated forward bend)
Paschimottanasana will stretch your spine, hamstring and lower back, calm the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression.
5) Sukhasana (Easy pose)
Sukhasana will help you calm down and eliminate anxiety. It will also reduce mental and physical exhaustion within few minutes.