Stress Relieving Yoga Poses

I find stress-relieving yoga poses are a great way to counter the effects of a high paced, high demand life that brings you back down to earth and creates a feeling of calm within. I find yoga not only strengthening my body but my mind as well. It’s difficult to convey how yoga works in that way, but experiencing it for yourself is a great way to “get it”. Here are the yoga poses to ease the stress that I regularly use along with the 12-week yoga burn challenge. The Yoga burn 12 week challenge review will help you in understanding this concept even more. 

Shoulder Stretch

Roll a thin towel or blanket into a nice sized cylinder then lie down on it with your shoulder blades directly over the top of your rolled linen. Stretch out your arms to each side and allow your head to fall back. Then allow the stretching that occurs with this to help you melt your stress level a little at a time as you hold this pose for 5-7 minutes. If you have more time, go for more of a stretch in your shoulders, neck, and chest. Not to mention its effectiveness on round shoulders!

Low Back Stretch

Stress is so hard on the entire back including the low back area. I use a great pose for combating low back stress by starting out lying flat on my back. I then lift my right leg over my left leg with my knee bent and attempt to touch that knee to the floor. Keep your arms well spread out at each side to balance this pose. You’ll feel the opening that occurs in your low back as you hold this pose for at least 3-5 minutes. Repeat this with the other side. Different postures for the yoga material will be available at jewels healing garden. The work of the person will be great with desired results. Complete information about the yoga postures will be made available to the person for different exercises.

The Pigeon Pose

Begin this pose by sitting on the floor Indian style, then extending your right leg directly in back of you, while keeping your left leg bent at the knee in front of you. Gently lower your upper torso and head to the floor, keeping your legs in place. This is a very effective stretch for the hips and knees. I find it gives me a general feeling of well being after holding it for at least 3-5 minutes.

Child’s Pose

The child’s pose is one of my favorites because it truly counters the effects of stress. Not only in the entire back, but in the head as well, as it creates a gentle flow of blood to the muscles in that area. Start by sitting on the floor on your heels with the tops of your feet against the floor. Open your knees widely apart and then lower your torso and abdomen to the floor. Hold this for 3-5 minutes.