7 Yogasana To Relieve Anxiety
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In today’s fast life, it is really very difficult to stay sane and maintain a balance, a balance between work and life, between family and office, between diet and exercise. Even a slight disturbance in these things disturbs your life completely, making you anxious which leads to many other problems. One of the easiest ways to maintain a balance in your life is yogasana because it calms you down, it relieves and relaxes you. This is the reason why regularly practicing yoga is important. The more you practice yoga, the better your overall health, and fitness. If you are one of those people who constantly suffer from anxiety, just roll out your yoga mat in your favorite corner of the house burn some incense sticks to calm you down, take a few deep breaths and begin with the following easy but effective yogasana.
From all fours on your mat, bring your toes together and draw you hips down towards your heels.
Fold forward and rest your head on the mat and your arms on places on either side.
Relax and count till 10.
This pose helps to release neck, shoulder, and upper back strain. Additionally, it can help to calm the nervous system through steady breathing.
- Uttana Shishosana
Keep your hands and knees in a neutral tabletop position with your knees under your hips and your hands under your shoulders.
Keeping your legs in the same pose, slowly move your hands forward, stretching out your spine until your chest is about an inch or so away from the floor.
Breath into your spine and lengthen out your back.
To resume the original position, simply roll your hands back towards a neutral tabletop position.
This pose calms your mind and stretches your spine, thus releasing tension in the back.
- Ardha Matsyendrasana
Begin with sitting on the floor with both legs stretched before you.
Keeping your right leg straight, bend your left knee and pull your foot in towards yourself.
Wrap your right arm around your bent knee and put your left hand on the floor behind you, creating a spinal twist.
Turn your gaze out over your left shoulder. Do not twist too hard else you will injure your back.
Repeat on the opposite side.
Due to all the twists, this pose helps to calm the nervous system, relax the mind, and increase spinal flexibility to release tension.
- Eka Pada Rajakapotasana
Start with squatting down on your yoga mat.
Bring right leg forward and put your shin parallel to the front edge of your mat and flex your foot.
If you can’t do that, bring your knee forward but keep your leg at an angle—pointing your toes instead of flexing your foot.
Stretch your back leg behind you, extending your toes towards the back of your mat.
You can use your fingers on the mat in front of you for support and sit up straight, opening your chest.
Performing a hip opener like this pose, will help to release some of that stress and, in confronting those emotions, alleviate stress.
- Viparita Karni asana
Sit sideways and position yourself few inches away from the wall.
Exhale and swing your hips 90 degrees to bring legs up to the wall.
Rest your head and shoulders on the yoga mat and relax your arms beside yourself.
Close your eyes and relax.
Keep your legs firm up against the wall and hold the position.
This pose can relieve a lot of tension in the hips, which causes the lower back pain.
Sit straight on a yoga mat with your feet stretched in front of you. Toes pointing up to the sky.
Inhale and open up your chest and stretch the spine.
Exhale and bend forward. Remember you should not bend your knees or backbone.
Try holding your toes with your fingers.
Remember to breath deep.
This pose calms the mind, reduces headaches, and helps to reduce blood pressure.
Lie down flat on your back, on the yoga mat, arms resting on either side of the body.
Close your eyes and relax.
Let all the stress and negativity go.
Take deep breaths.
Relaxes the body by helping to slow breathing and decreases the blood pressure. Also reduces the fatigue.
Aromatherapy and yogasana is the perfect way to embrace life and relieve anxiety.