10 Yoga Poses To Try When Your Stress Levels Peak

Gentle stretching exercises, performed at a slower pace with less intense positions, are a great way to start de-stressing with calming yoga.

EASY YOGA POSES

1. Sun Salutation Pose

The sun salutation pose is actually a series of postures that warms, strengthens, and aligns the entire body. The simplest of these is as follows:

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2. Sitting Pose

Sitting postures are those asanas that start with you sitting down on the floor or in a chair. Try this basic sitting pose:

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3. Child’s Pose

This pose helps sooth your adrenal glands, which tend to overreact when intensely stressed. The stretch focuses on your back, hips, thighs and ankles.

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4. Happy Baby Pose

For this fun pose, lie flat on your back on the floor or a mat. With your head flat on the mat, bend your knees toward your chest at a 90-degree angle.

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5. Thread the Needle Pose

Begin this pose on all fours. Then, take your left arm and begin to thread it across the mat and over to the right side of the mat. Next, gently drop down to your shoulder and the left side of your head.

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6. Standing Forward Fold Pose

Designed to promote calmness and balance your nervous system, this yoga pose stretches your hamstrings, calves, hips and back, helping to reduce stress and fatigue.

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