Life is finally returning to normal post pandemic, but you still may feel a lingering anxiety about the world. Yoga is a great way to counter that stress. These 5 easy poses to destress will help you let it all go and ease back into your normal.
Salamba Sarvangasana or Supported Legs Up The Wall is a great restorative pose. This pose is great to restore the body. It’s always beneficial after extended travels in a plane or car. This pose relieves stagnation in the lower body, brings blood flow to the brain and also enables venous blood to flow with ease back to the heart.
Who doesn’t love child’s pose? This is beneficial to the entire body. It massages the internal organs, helps to promote better sleep and soothe anxiety and gently stretches the hips and ankles.
Adho Mukha Eka Pada Rajakapotasana, also known as, half pigeon is a great posture to relieve stress and tension in the hips. You can do this pose supported or unsupported using props under the hips and/or upper body. The hips are the biggest joint in the body, we tend to store stress, negative energy there, which half pigeon can help to alleviate. If you have any knee discomfort this posture can always be done on the back in a figure 4 stretch.
Salamba Supta Baddha Kanasana, also known as, supported bound angle pose is another great hip opener and gentle heart opener. It can relieve stress, improve digestion and stretches the inner thighs and groin.
Shavasana, also known as, Corpse pose is the best of all poses to destress your life. This posture should be done at the end of every yoga practice. Allowing your body to fully serenader, relax and absorb all the benefits from your practice.
Megan Ballard has been a yoga instructor for 11 years with an ERYT-200 RYT-500 and YACEP certifications. She spends most of her time with her family, practicing yoga, running and creating content for PLAY and The Fashionista Momma.