YOGA POSES TO REDUCE HOLIDAY STRESS
22 Dec 2019 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy
We totally care that you get the rejuvenation and relaxation you need and deserve whilst being on holiday. We totally curate fulfilling travel experiences that focus on this.So We brought you those postures that will help you in mantaining your holiday stress and create cheerfull mind in dealing with those stresses: Those poses that greatly help you(YOGA POSES TO REDUCE HOLIDAY STRESS) are as follows:
Supta Bhada Konasana – Reclining bound angle pose
Sitting on your mat, place a large cushion on the floor just behind you. Then, bring the soles of your feet together – don’t strain to have the feet close to your pelvis. Take two towels/blankets and roll them up so they’re the exact same height, then place one under each thigh. Recline back onto the cushion behind you. Place your hands over your pelvis or belly. Close your eyes and stay here for 5minutes. If your groin muscles feel tired or strained, place extra padding under each thigh. Say on each inhalation, “Just”; and on each exhalation “breathe”.
This pose relaxes and quiets the mind. It opens the groins and hips. The group of muscles called the hip flexors get tight when you spend a lot of time sitting. Stretching them can help relieve and prevent back pain.
Patchimotanasana – Sitting forward bend (supported)
This pose stretches these areas and helps open up your hips. This stretch is excellent for runners who tend to have tight hamstrings. It is also considered to be a calming pose. It is said that this pose can help relieve stress and even improve your mood.
Bring your arms straight out to the sides and up over your head, reaching toward the ceiling. Inhale and draw your spine up long.As you exhale, begin to come forward, hinging at your hips. Imagine your pelvis as a bowl of water that is tipping forward.
Savasana – Corpse pose
This is the ultimate relaxation pose! Stay here for 10minutes or as long as you need. Some people like to place a cushion or towel under their knees, and a folded blanket under the back of their head. Wherever you feel you need a cushion or blanket to feel more comfortable, use it.
On the mat lie on your back totally flat. Your legs should be hip width apart or wider, fleet splayed outward. Your arms should be flat on the floor, hands comfortably away from the body with palms facing upward.
Viparita Karani – Leg up the wall pose
Legs Up the Wall Pose is a restorative yoga posture that allows the mind and the body to relax, relieving stress and tension. It is one of the most approachable yoga poses as it doesn’t require much flexibility or strength. But even though it’s a passive pose, its benefits are pretty amazing.
Basically find a place near the wall, then bend your leg perpendicular lying down then, shimmy your hips as close to the wall as possible, then start walking your feet up the wall until your body is in a somewhat L-shaped position.
Balasana – Child pose
Balasana (bah-LAHS-anna), also known as child’s pose, is a gentle resting pose that stretches the hips, thighs, and legs while calming the mind and relieving stress and tension. Balasana’s dome shape provides the perfect pose for refocusing and enhancing the benefits of the breath.
- Gently stretches your lower back, hips, thighs, knees, and ankles.
- Relaxes your spine, shoulders, and neck.
- Increases blood circulation to your head, minimizing headache symptoms.