Yoga for Inner Peace
The daily hustle and bustle of city life leaves us anxious and stressed all the time. Wile you are fighting with traffic hassles, your work pressure and financial commitments, stress takes a toll on your mental well-being. In such a situation, ignoring your health is not at all an advisable option. Just like a remedy for many other health related troubles, yoga can be a cure for your stress and anxiety related issues also. Here are some yoga postures which can relieve your stress and get you ready for upcoming challenges.
Anjali Mudra (Salutation Seal Pose)
This pose is usually performed with both the hands in the center of the heart chakra. The posture represents a balance between both the corners of the heart. This posture must be practiced while seated on the a comfortable floor with your legs crossed and eyes closed.
Sukhasana (Easy Pose)
This posture promotes calmness in the mind. It removes anxiety completely from your body, relives physical pain and fatigue. Keep your spine up straight and focus on your breathing for 60 seconds.
Marjaryasna (Cat Pose)
This posture concentrates on belly organs and spine and acts as an excellent stress buster. Place your wrists directly under your shoulders and knees under the hips and experience an overall benefit to your health.
Bitilasana (Cow Pose)
This pose relieves stress from the body by gently warming it up. It provides inner peace to the mind and stimulates organs like kidneys and adrenal glands. This posture also helps in creating an emotional balance.
Uttana Shishosana (Extended Puppy Pose)
If you are suffering from insomnia this posture is best suited for you. It calms the mind and lengthens the spine.
Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)
This posture has many health benefits which include relieving stress and anxiety from your body. It can also improve your digestive system and can reduce fatigue. Keep your feet flexed and bend your forehead towards your knees. Image courtesy: Getty Images
Janu Sirsasans (Head to Knee Forward Bend)
The posture not only helps you fight depression and anxiety, it also comforts you during headache, menstrual pains and insomnia. Extend both your arms and reach for your foot. Image courtesy: Getty Images
Salamba Sirsasana (Supported Headstand)
The posture provides inner peace and gives your body strength. The flow of blood in the body is reversed while you perform the posture which releases stress and makes you focus on your breathing. Put all your weight on the arms and shoulders instead of your head or neck.
Balasana (Child’s Pose)
Sit on our knees and extend your arms while you bend forward or side ways. To relieve anxiety further, rest your forehead on the ground in this pose. Image courtesy: Getty Images