Stress, fear, anxiety – At some point, everyone experiences these feelings. From mild nerves to sheer panic, anxiety is a natural response to stressful situations. Anxiety about an exam result or nervousness about the first date or a job interview – we all would have lived through these moments. A little bit of fear is normal; in fact, just like salt in the food, it is needed so that we remain disciplined, focused, and dynamic.

Regular yoga practice can help people to stay calm and relaxed in daily life, and can also give the strength to face events as they come without getting restless. Yoga practice ideally includes the complete package of asanas (body postures), pranayamas (breathing techniques), meditation, and the ancient yoga philosophy, all of which has helped several anxiety patients recover and face life with new positivity and strength.

These yoga postures can help achieve a happy and healthy mind and body. Asanas help release tension and negativity from the system.
  • Dhanurasana or Bow Pose gives a good stretch to the body. It opens up shoulders, chest and neck and helps in releasing tension from these areas.
  • Matsyasana or Fish Pose stretches the chest and neck and helps relieve tension in the neck and shoulders. It also provides relief from respiratory disorders by encouraging deep breathing.
  • Janu Shirsasana or One-Legged Forward Bend pose stretches lower back and massages the abdominal organs and tones the shoulders. 
  • Setu Bandhasana or Bridge Pose can improve blood circulation in the body. It opens up the front of spine and heart, which further helps in calming the mind and reducing stress.
  • Marjariasana or Cat Stretch is one which helps in releasing tension from the spine. This yoga pose can improve flexibility and can also calm the nerves.
  • Paschimottanasana or Two-Legged Forward Bend is the seated forward bends can open the back of legs and spine. Take deep breaths while performing the pose and it can help in reducing stress and anxiety.
  • Adho Mukha Svanasana or Downward-Facing Dog pose energises and rejuvenates the body, strengthens the muscles of the chest increasing lung capacity. It brings strength throughout the body especially the arms, shoulders, legs, feet. It also increases circulation to the brain, calms the mind and helps relive headache, insomnia and fatigue.
  • Sirsasana or Headstand pose induces relaxation and fights stress, increases the vitality of the body, deepens and calms the breath. 
  • Shavasana or Corpse Pose is one of the most popular yoga poses for relieving stress, anxiety and reducing depression symptoms. Shavasana can be done as the last or closing pose to the yoga session. It relaxes and recharges the body.
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