5 Yoga Poses Beneficial to Manage Stress

Now days, stress is becoming most critical problem which acts slowly like a poison.  Stress may be small or big. Small amount of stress can be considered as positive stress. It motivates you to improve your performance. Stress in a bigger form can harm your body & mind. Stress affects all age groups. Every day, people have stress once in a day. There are various simple poses in yoga through which you can relieve or manage stress.

1. Lotus Pose

lotus pose

Lotus pose is better known as “Padmasana”. Consider the following steps for lotus pose:-

(i) First of all sit down on yoga mat.

(ii) Fold your legs from knee & place your feet of the alternate hips (left foot on right thigh & right foot on left thigh).

(iii) Keep your spine straight and put your hands on your knees.

(iv) Hold yourself in this position for 60 seconds.

(v) Get back to your original position.

2. Downward Dog Posture

downward dog posture

Downward dog Pose is also called as “Adho Mukha Svanasana”. Do the following steps for dog posture:-

(i) Go down on your knees on yoga mat.

(ii) Put your hands under your shoulders with fingers spread widely.

(iii) Put your toes under & engage your abdominals as you push your body up off the yoga mat.

(iv) Freeze your feet & hands on mat.

(v) Press your hands moving your chest gently toward your thighs & heels toward the floor.

(vi) Come back to your original position.

(vii) Do repetitions for 3 to 5 times.

3. Corpse Pose

corpse pose

Corpse posture is good to done at the end of yoga practice. People also know corpse pose as “Shavasana”. Take the following steps for corpse pose:-

(i) Lie down with your back on the yoga mat.

(ii) Open your arms & legs 45 degree wide from the side of your body.

(iii) Make yourself comfort able in this pose.

(iv) Now, close your eyes and breathe deeply & slowly through nose.

(v) Let your body goes to a state of relaxation.

(vi) Stay in this position for 10 to 15 minutes.

(vii) Gradually, come back to the seated position.

4. Mountain Pose

mountain pose

Mountain Pose is also known as “Tadasana”. Follow the below given steps for Mountain Pose:-

(i) You need to stand straight on the yoga mat.

(ii) Keep your spine, hands straight & palms touching thighs.

(iii) Now, move your hands straight above your head. Touch both the palms together.

(iv) Lift up your both the ankles & stand on your toes.

(v) Hold yourself in this position for 25 seconds & breathe deeply.

(vi) Slowly bring your body to the original position.

(vii) Do the repetitions for 3 to 5 times.

5. Child Posture

child pose

Child pose is also recognized as “Balasana”. Do the following steps for child pose:-

(i) Sit on the lower part of your legs below knees.

(ii) Keep your both hands straight above your head.

(iii) Now bend your spine, palms touching the mat.

(iv) Hold your body in this position for 25 seconds & breathe normally.

(v) Bring your body to the original position steadily.

(vi) Do repetitions for 3 to 5 times.