5 Most Effective Yoga Poses To Destress Yourself



It’s pandemic time and it makes us stay in the house throughout the day. We have no other go-to but to stay inside and adapt the style of working from home. While you sit all day in a particular place for your work, it would make you feel stressed and aches at several body parts. It would be better if you practice simple yoga stretching exercises to relax. Well, this would bring back your mood all the while. Check out the following simple yoga stretches to de-stress yourself.

SQUARE BREATHING: Most of us very well know how breathing plays a major role in relaxation. Deep breathing could possibly have a positive impact on your state of mind. It would help you stay calm and think clearly enough. To practice square breathing, you would have to sit in a comfortable upright position on the floor or in a chair. Just inhale through your nose for four counts and hold on to the breath for four counts and exhale through your breath in the next four counts. Repeat this 10 times and see the magic.

HEART OPENER: Stand with your feet hip-distance apart and try to reach your hands behind you. Now, clasp them together in a fist at the base of your back, and looking straight ahead would lift your clasped hands as high as possible, thereby pulling your shoulder blades together.

STANDING FORWARD BEND: By keeping your feet hip-distance apart, fold over your legs. And if your hamstrings are tight, try to bend your knees and relax into the pose for five full breaths. And then, stand up and take a few breaths. Fold over your leg again. Now, shake your head as you hang over your legs for another breathing cycle.

SHOULDER STRETCH: This one would release the neck and shoulder tension when you interlace your fingers and raise your arms above your head with your palms facing upwards. So, try to keep your arms in line with your ears and try to look straight ahead and relax your shoulder blades down your back. Now, you have to hold for five full breaths in and out through your nose and allow your arms to fall to your sides. Also, roll your shoulders backwards and forwards a few times and then repeat the stretch and hold for five full breaths.

EAGLE ARMS: Just hold your arms straight out from your sides, parallel to the floor and swing your arms towards each other and bring your left elbow over your right. Now, bend your elbows, so the backs of your hands are touched. Also, hook one hand over the other so that your palms would be facing each other. When you wrapped your arm, look straight ahead and try to keep your elbows lifted. Press your palms into each other, while you try to pull your elbows apart and keep your shoulders relaxed. Now, you should have to feel a powerful stretch in your neck and between your shoulder blades. Just hold for five breaths and unwrap your arms. By now, you have to hold them out to the side again. Now, swing them back toward each other and this time you have to bring the opposite elbow on the top. So, relieve the tension by holding five breaths as it would help you to ease deep-seated shoulder knots.

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