Yoga Poses For Stress Relief

Give these yoga poses a try to help you destress and focus on what is really important. Combine these poses with full, deep, intentional breaths and feel it all melt away.

1.Childs pose (ananda balasana) – Start on your hands and knees. Open your knees wide and sit your hips back toward your heels. Rest your forehead on the ground or on a pillow. This grounding forward fold will lengthen your spine and ground your thoughts.

2. Reclined bound angle (supta baddha konasana) – Lay on your back with your feet together and your knees apart. Rest your hands wherever comfortable. Close your eyes and allow your body to feel centered and stable. 

3. Legs up the wall pose (karani mudra)– This one is simple. Lay on your back and take your legs up a wall or a chair. This is a great way to take weight off of your spine and rest into the floor. 

4. Supine twist (remember to do both sides)- Lay on your back and pull one knee into your chest. Pull that same knee across your chest. Breathe into the gentle twist. 

5. Corpse pose (savasana) This is our go to. Lay on your back and close your eyes. Seriously, that’s all you have to do. Savasana is intended to rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit. In Savasana, practitioners’ breath deepens, and the stress of the day is released.