Stress Relief 2018-02-19T15:14:29+00:00

Stress Relief

Succirandrasana – Thread the Needle

  • Category: Anxiety
  • Opens the hips
  • Helps to move blocked energy in the pelvis
  • Grounding and calming

Pachimotanasana – Forward Fold (Intense Stretch of the West)

  • Category: Anxiety, Stree Relief
  • Tones abdominal organs and improves digestion
  • Quiets the mind, helps to still ceaseless thinking, worrying, and projecting
  • Creates calming effect, as the pose takes you inward, energy is gathered

Upavista Konasana – Wide Angle Seated forward Fold

  • Category: Anxiety
  • Great for stretching the hamstrings
  • Helps blood circulate properly in the pelvic region
  • Regulates menstruation and stimulates ovaries in women

Eka Pada Utkatasana – One-legged Chair

  • Category: Anxiety
  • Develops focus and balance
  • Opens the hips

Badakonasana

  • Category: Anxiety & Stress
  • Grounding and hip opening
  • Good for menstrual cramps and urinary disorders
  • Pelvis and abdomen get plentiful supply of blood and are stimulated

Siddasana

  • Category: Stress, Brain
  • External rotation of femurs opens the hips
  • Pose for pranayama and meditation
  • Erect spine keeps mind attentive
  • Good for stiffness in knees and ankles

Janusirsasana

  • Category: stress
  • Grounding hip opener
  • Tones abdominal organs– kidney and adrenal glands
  • Good for prolapse womb in women
  • Good for prostate enlargement in men
  • Stretched lower back/trunk muscles quadratus lumborum

Uttanasana

  • Category: Basic Pose, Brain, Stress Relief & Anxiety
  • Tones stomach, liver, spleen, and kidneys
  • Relieves pain and discomfort associated with menstruation
  • Heart rate slows down
  • Good for depression

Savasana – Corpse Pose

  • Category: Anxiety, Stress Relief
  • Relaxation and rejuvenation
  • Induces calm mind
  • Soothes the nerves
  • Removes fatigue

Lizard Lunge

  • Category: Anxiety
  • Opens your hips
  • Great for stiffness in hips and legs
  • Moves blocked energy in the pelvis

Malasana – Garland Pose

  • Category: Joint health, stress and anxiety, detox
  • Hip joint and lower back stretch
  • Strength and elasticity to the ankles (option -place a rolled mat under heels if heels tend to lift off the ground)
  • Tones the spine and makes one agile
  • Relieves back ache
  • Improves elimination

Padmasana – Lotus Pose

  • Category: Anxiety, joints, brain
  • Opens the hips, stretches hip flexors
  • Orients pelvis and femurs in a strong external rotation
  • Grounding and calming for mind
  • Awakens energy

Pigeon Prep –Upright

  • Category: Anxiety
  • Opens your hips
  • Great for stiffness in hips and legs
  • Moves blocked energy in the pelvis
  • With head of the arm bones back, posture corrects rounded shoulders

Pigeon Prep – Forward Fold

  • Category: Anxiety
  • Opens your hips
  • Great for stiffness in hips and legs
  • Moves blocked energy in the pelvis
  • Calming and grounding

Anxiety

For those of you who have experienced anxiety attacks, like myself, know that it can be frightening. To get to the root of anxiety requires self-introspection, great courage, and possibly major shift in lifestyle. Yoga has helped me discover what I needed to do.

I have produced 3 short video clips with reliable tips to help you. I hope you benefit from it. Let me know how it helped and what you think! And feel free to like it or pass it on to people you know have anxiety.

In this 1st video, you will find 2 valuable tips for anxiety

  • Grounding through touch
  • Awareness of breath

In this 2nd video, you will find 2 valuable tips for anxiety

  • Induce a cough to interrupt a racing heart
  • Mantra for the anxious mind

In this 3rd video, you will find three valuable tips for when you are suffering from anxiety

  • Remove from electronic stimulus
  • Get an expansive posture
  • Befriend yourself with this 1-minute-self acceptance meditation