Do you feel like you are stressed out for no reason at all?
If the answer is yes, then your subconscious is playing games with you, my friend. But, the good news is that you can get rid of this feeling and achieve inner solace in no time by practicing some quick and effective stress relieving yoga poses for beginners.
Let’s get the ball rolling then, shall we?
Best Yoga For Stress Relief Poses
Balasana [Child Pose]
Child pose or Balasana is a great pose to start your yoga practice with. It allows you to relax your overall body. Make sure that you breathe deeply while performing this pose in order to feel its benefits completely.
- Start by sitting on your heels on your yoga mat.
- Keep your knees together and your palms (facing downwards) on your thighs.
- Slowly stretch your arms over your head and bend forward by lowering your forehead.
Make sure that your palms and forehead are touching the surface of the yoga mat.
- Gently press your chest on your thighs and take steady breaths.
- Hold this pose for about 30 seconds and come back to your original position.
Legs Up The Wall [Viparita Karani]
Viparita Karani is one of the topmost yoga poses to get rid of stress and anxiety. It is known to drain the lymphatic fluids from your legs and reduce swelling from your ankles. Additionally, it increases the blood circulation in your upper body.
- Start by sitting with your left side facing the wall.
- Then, gently swing your legs up against the wall while lying down on the yoga mat.
- You can make use of your palms to balance your weight.
- Make sure that your shoulders and head are relaxed.
- If required, scoot your buttocks close to the wall and close your eyes.
- Hold this pose for a minute and come back to your normal position.
Reclined Bound Angle Pose [Supta Baddha Konasana]
If you are looking for a pose to calm and relax your entire body, then the Reclined Bound Angle pose is perfect for you. This yoga pose gives a deep stretch to your inner thighs and opens up your chest. Also, practicing the Reclined Bound Angle pose is calms your nervous system.
- Begin with lying down on the yoga mat against your back.
- Then, spread out your legs as well as your arms.
- Join your feet and spread your knees in a way that your thighs get stretched.
- Ensure that your eyes are closed and your shoulders are relaxed.
- Hold this pose for about 30 to 60 seconds while taking deep breaths.
Revolved Abdomen Pose [Jathara Parivartanasana]
Practicing Jathara Parivartanasana regularly helps in releasing tension in the spine and lower back and restore the balance of the nervous system. This pose is quite easy to perform and provides you with amazing benefits including, relief from fatigue and severe headaches.
- Start by laying down on the yoga mat while facing the ceiling.
- Then, bring your arms out to the sides forming a T position with your palms.
- Join your feet and bring both your knees to your abdomen.
- Slowly tilt your knees to the right side and let them fall on the ground.
- Now, close your eyes and then relax into this posture.
- Hold this pose for about 8 to 10 breaths and repeat on the other side.
Corpse Pose [Savasana]
Savasana or the Corpse pose might look very easy to perform, but in reality, it is one of the most difficult yoga poses in existence. It teaches you to focus on your surroundings, how your body functions, how you breathe, and much more.
- Start by laying down straight on your yoga mat while facing the ceiling.
- Then, close your eyes and bring your attention to how you are breathing.
- Slowly shift your attention from your breath to your surroundings.
- Hold this pose for about 10 to 15 minutes or even half an hour if you feel like it.