Yoga poses to help you relax

If you’re not able to relax properly, these calming poses will help you out! 

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If you’re not paying much attention to your relaxation, then you soon need to start doing so because relaxation has following advantages:

 

– Lowering blood pressure

– Slowing your heart rate and breathing

– Improving digestion

– Easing muscle pain and soreness

– Reducing chronic pain

– Increasing energy levels

– Improving sleep duration and quality

– Increasing overall feelings of emotional and physical well-being

 

1. Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)

 

This yoga pose promotes relaxation throughout your entire body. From calming the brain to releasing tension in the legs, it calms the whole body. When you move into this forward bend, you’ll release all the physical and mental stress. If you find touching your feet is difficult, you can modify this pose by using a strap.

 

2. Malasana (Garland Pose)

 

This pose stretches your hips, helps in easing the back pain, and releases your chest, allowing you to open your body and move into a state of relaxation.

 

3. Balasana (Child’s Pose)

 

Balasana (Child’s Pose) helps relieve stress, fatigue, as well as physical pain in your back and hips.

 

4. Viparita Karani (Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose)

 

This posture is a good way to release tension, ease stress and help you unwind. If you want some relaxation before heading to bed, practice this pose to prepare your physical body (and your mind) for a peaceful night of sleep.

 

5. Sukhasana (Easy Pose)

 

This pose simultaneously activates the body’s relaxation response (your parasympathetic nervous system) and deactivates the stress response (sympathetic nervous system), making it a calm-inducing posture.