Unwind Your Mind With These Top Five Yoga Poses For Stress Relief

As your forehead connects with the mat, it will bring a sense of surrender, initiating the process of stress unwinding.

Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)

A gentle backbend that opens the chest and stimulates the thyroid gland, Setu Bandhasana serves as a powerful stress buster.

Lying on your back, with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor, you should lift your lower and middle back, keeping your shoulders and head grounded.

As your heart is elevated above your head, you will promote blood circulation, reduce anxiety, and help clear the fog of stress, offering a glimpse of mental clarity.

Forward Bend (Uttanasana)

A symbol of release, Uttanasana is an intense stretch that helps discharge pent-up tension. With feet hip-distance apart, you should bend forward, allowing your head to hang freely and your palms to either touch the floor or grasp opposite elbows.

This pose relaxes the nervous system, encourages the release of stress hormones, and brings a refreshing change of perspective.

Legs-Up-The-Wall Pose (Viparita Karani)

This rejuvenating inversion involves laying on the floor with legs resting vertically against a wall. It soothes swollen or tired feet and legs, reduces fatigue, and invites a wave of calmness to wash over the mind.

The realignment of bodily flow towards the heart fosters healing and sends a message of ‘rest and digest’ to the nervous system, ultimately driving stress away.

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