Top 5 yoga poses for stress relief

A busy lifestyle and a fast-paced life can get quite chaotic. This causes challenges like anxiety and stress. A person endures not only physical exhaustion but also mental troubles. In such a case, yoga can aid in reducing tension and anxiety.

Here are the top 5 yoga poses for stress relief


1. Shavasana

This asana is performed by lying on one’s back on a mat. After that, hold this position for five to twenty minutes until your entire body is at ease. This yoga reduces stress and makes the entire body feel calm.

2. Balasana

Balasana is good for your nervous system and lymphatic system. It will reduce stress and help you relax. Begin by kneeling down and sitting on your heels. Bend forward now until your thighs and chest meet. Allow your hands to rest on the edge. As long as you can, maintain this posture while taking deep breaths.

3. Paschimottanasana

You can stretch your lower back, hamstrings and spine with paschimottanasana. Besides reducing stress this position will promote digestion, stimulate the liver, lessen fatigue, reduce PMS symptoms and relieve symptoms of menopause. Sit down and put your feet forward to start. Bend forward now till your thighs and stomach meet. With your hands, hold your feet. After maintaining this posture for 30 seconds, return to the original position.

4. Ananda Balasana

Lie down on your back, legs extended and arms at your side. Now, bend your knees toward your abdomen. Hold your feet and stretch your hands. Stretch your knees wide and hold this posture for 1 minute. Ananda Balasana can assist you in relaxing and removing stress and fatigue.

5. Marjorie Asan

Sit on your knees first, then raise your hands to the front, lay your palms on the floor and keep your waist inward to perform the pose. Remember that your buttocks and head should be in the same vertical position. Breath slowly and hold this position for a minute. Then, release the pose and return to normal.


Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.