Are you feeling stressed and tired? Everyday life can get hectic due to office work, school, family life and much more! You might know how it feels when your day passes stressed and tiring. If yes, then it’s the right time to open your yoga mat. The simple practice of Yoga can cleanse your body, mind and give internal happiness. Regular practice of yoga can heal your body and give you a positive mind. Moreover, you will experience inner peace and more clarity in your life. So, let’s practise top 7 yoga poses to relax our body, mind and find inner happiness.
- Lotus Pose(Padmasana)
This is one of the best meditation poses as it helps to calm down your brain and restores energy levels. It also increases your levels of concentration and awareness.
- Sit down on your mat in a crisscross position with spine erect.
- Keep your left thigh on the right thigh and vice versa.
- Let your hands rest on the thighs in Gyan mudra (palms facing forward while the thumb and index finger are in touch).
- Close your eyes and hold this position, while continuously deep inhaling and exhaling.
- Stay in this position for at least 1 minute and increase the time slowly and steadily.
- Downward Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
This pose helps to stretch your hamstrings, chest and lengthen the spine. It provides blood flow to the head.
- Sit on your heels, stretch your arms forward on the mat and lower your head.
- Pushing your hands and strengthening your legs, slowly raise your hips.
- Press firmly through your palms and rotate the inner elbows towards each other.
- It will look like an inverted V-shape.
- Childs Pose (Balasana)
This posture is helpful to rest and relax the muscles of your body. It restores vitality physically, mentally and emotionally by reducing stress and anxiety.
- Practice this pose with closed eyes, listening to the sound of your breath.
- Sit in Vajrasana pose (bend your knees and sit on your heels). Keep your hips on your heels. Lower your head on the mat and stretch your hands forward.
- Press your thighs against your chest and breathe lightly. Touch your head to the ground.
- Corpse Pose (Savasana)
This pose relaxes your whole body and releases stress, depression, tension and fatigue. Moreover, it relaxes your muscles, calms your mind and improves mental health.
- Lie down flat on your back in supine position and close your eyes.
- Allow your whole body to be relaxed completely.
- On each inhaling and exhaling think that your body is totally relaxed. Let your tension, stress, depression and anxiety go off on each exhaling.
- Maintain this position for 3-5 minutes.
- Legs Up the Wall Pose (Viparita Karani)
This pose stretches the back of the legs, calms the mind and nervous system and provides better relaxation. It also regulated blood flow and improves digestion.
- Lie down flat on your back in supine position.
- Position your buttocks closer to the wall as much as possible and then Inhale slowly and deeply.
- Rest both your legs on the wall while keeping them straight.
- Tilt your toes towards your body until you feel the pressure on your hamstrings.
- Stretch both your hands on either side of your body.
- Hold the position with regular breathing for at least 2-3 minutes.
- Relaxed Pose (Adhavasana)
This is a good pose for relaxation as it relaxes your muscles and improves the posture. It’s a good medicine to cure slip disc and control blood pressure.
- Lie down on a yoga mat in prone position, with your abdomen touching the ground.
- Fold your arms and place it beneath your forehead. Your arms act as a pillow and allow your head to rest on the arms.
- Stretch your legs backwards completely in a comfortable position.
- Close your eyes, concentrate on your breathing and allow your body to relax completely.
- Maintain this position for 3-5 minutes.
- Reclined Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)
- Lie down flat on your back in supine position with your legs and arms extended.
- Bend your knees and bring your heels towards your pelvis area. Press the soles of your feet together and let your knees drop open to both sides.
- Keep your arms open on both sides with palms up.
- Lengthen your spine along the floor and maintain the natural curve of the lower back.
- Relax your buttocks and lengthen your tailbone toward your heels.
- Close your eyes and turn your awareness completely inward.
- Hold this position as long as you feel comfortable. Don’t force your body unnecessarily.
Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
Yoga means Relax, Refresh and Revive…