The Child Pose:
A resting posture, the child pose can help relax the mind, ease stress and anxiety while gently stretching the back. It’s also good for the nervous system and being child-like, allows us to come inward to ourselves.
The cat pose soothes and stretches the lower back, relieving stress while gently massaging the spine. Arching around the back 10 times in a row, while focusing on deep inhaling and exhaling for comfort and to de-stress.
This pose provides gentle stretching of the back and legs while alleviating stress and tension and must not be confused with the full wheel. The pose can reduce anxiety, fatigue, backaches, and insomnia, and is even thought to be therapeutic for high blood pressure.
The Triangle Pose:
The triangle pose is one of the foundational postures and is a known stress-reliever, for it is a full-body stretch. It can help improve digestion and bring relief from anxiety, osteoporosis, and sciatica.
The Dolphin Pose:
Similar to the downward-facing dog position, except with the forearms on the floor, this standing inversion pose can help to quiet the mind, alleviate stress and reduce anxiety. The posture stretches the shoulders, neck, and spine.
Considered to be a transitional pose, this one has many benefits when practiced as a pose in itself. The posture reverses the blood flow, stretches the hamstrings, thighs, hips, and in the process relieves stress, fatigue, and maybe even mild depression. In the event that you will likely de-stress in the represent, it’s best finished with the knees somewhat bowed.
Usually taken up after finishing a pose, in the spinal twist you stay on your back supported by a pillow and gently guide your knees together using your hands. As you start breathing deeply and feel the breath rippling through your spine, tension is released with each exhale.
Up The Wall Pose:
Resting legs up the wall pose in yoga helps in stress reduction and if correct, the pose is traditionally thought to slow the aging process. It helps renew blood back into the heart area.
The Eagle Pose:
The eagle pose helps you become active and empowers you to ward off stress by improving concentration and balance, and also by opening up the shoulders, upper back, and hips and thereby releasing tension in the shoulders, legs, and back.
Those who know yoga or do it must know that most yoga practices end with several minutes spent in this pose. It puts the body completely at ease and emphasizes total relaxation. It can trigger the body’s “relaxation response” and is thought to lower the blood pressure while quieting the nervous system.