Are you tired of dealing with the stress of your daily life?
If stress has you feeling down, it’s time you try something new. Why not give restorative yoga a try?
Read on to learn the 5 best yoga poses you can try to relieve stress.
1. Supine Spinal Twist
Try this restorative yoga pose to feel a needed but gentle stretch in your lower back.
From the supine position, you want to bring your bent knee across the other side of the opposing foot. Keep both shoulders pressed on the floor.
Take your hand to apply gentle pressure. Now take your opposing hand and gaze towards it. Since your chest will be open, you will feel the stress and tension release from your body.
This pose is also great for your abdominal organs and kidneys.
2. Legs Up
You will immediately feel the restorative properties of this pose in your body.
This pose is pretty straightforward, but you will need a wall to do this pose.
While on your back, bring your hips as close to the wall as possible and extend your legs against the wall. You can bring a pillow to put behind your head for extra support.
This pose is great to reverse the effects of gravity because it helps any swelling in your legs. It will also help balance your kidneys.
3. Child’s Pose
If you’re already familiar with child’s pose, then you know how great it feels.
In order to take full advantage of the restorative properties of child’s pose, you will need a bolster for support.
You can also make one out of pillows and blankets if one is unavailable. Make sure you feel the release of tension in your shoulders, chest, and hips.
4. Supported Bridge Pose
This pose is excellent if you feel tense and tight in your lower back. Try this pose to release tension and stiffness.
You will need a yoga block for this one. Lay down on your back and bend your knees. Your feet should be flat on the ground and placed shoulder-width apart.
Raise your hips up and place the yoga block under your sacrum. Rest your hands by your side and feel the relief.
5. Supported Heart Opener
With this pose, you will feel your chakra healing as you sink into the pose.
You will need a bolster to support your entire back, and yoga blocks to support your legs.
Lay back on the bolster and allow your chest to open up while you relax your shoulders back. Your hips should feel relaxed with the block support on your knees.
Make sure you take a few rounds of cleansing breaths and relax for as long as you need.
Try these Restorative Yoga Poses
Practicing these yoga poses is a great way to release stress from your body and feel restored. Give these a try and let us know how you feel in the comments.
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