Yoga has long been used for centuries to relax the body and calm the mind, which is ideal for relieving stress. It also helps lengthen and strengthen the muscles for a slimmer, toned body with improved posture, and it doesn’t have to be practiced in a yoga studio or gym to reap the benefits. The following stress-relieving yoga moves are the best for alleviating tension, and they can be done in the privacy of your own home anytime you need to find stress relief.
The Child’s Pose
The Child’s Pose, also called Balasana, is a seated arched pose that requires the participant to rest comfortably on all fours with the hips back towards the soles of the feet, the arms extended out on the floor in front of them, with the forehead to the floor between the hands. Since this pose positions the head lower than the heart, it promotes a calm sensation, which helps relieve tension in the body as well as prepares the mind for reflection. It also deeply relaxes the neck and back.
The Child’s Pose is often used to alleviate stress, muscle tightness, and mental tension, however, it can also be used to help reduce anxiety. While breathing deeply, hold the pose anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. However, you should avoid doing the pose if you have hypertension or issues with your eyes.
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