Completing daily tasks can become a challenge when anxiety kicks in and disturbs your mental peace. Many people choose yoga as an effective natural treatment to get relief from anxiety symptoms such as stress, overthinking, muscle tension, and so on.
But do you know there are different yoga asanas specifically practised for anxiety relief? Well, if not, then sit back and read the whole blog as I have listed top yoga asanas that people practice for managing their anxiety symptoms-
Child’s Pose ( Balasana)
If anxiety troubles you while sleeping, then practicing a child’s pose daily can bring a sense of calm and stability within you. If you know little about yoga, you must be aware of the fact that you have to hold a particular posture for a few seconds to get the effective results. Same goes with the child’s pose. Make sure you concentrate on your breathing while performing the balasana.
Corpse Pose (Savasana)
Savasana is one of the most easy and comforting yoga postures you’ll ever practise. You just have to lay down with your arms and legs open and notice your breathing pattern. This meditative pose helps you balance your mind, relieving stress and anxiety. Also, make sure you consistently gain energy in order to perform these exercises. For example, I use delta-8 gummies one hour after my yoga session as it helps me with my energy intake. Check Mens Journal to know more about gummies.
Easy Pose (Sukhasana)
Sukhasana is another very easy and yet effective yoga pose that basically involves you sitting in a leg-crossed position with a straight spine. Sitting with your eyes closed and feeling the movement of your breath is what gives you the courage to manage anxiety, depression and chronic stress. Do it for at least 5 minutes if you are a beginner and you’ll see a big change in your state of mind.
Cat Pose (Marjaryasana)
Cat pose and cow pose work together as they both focus on stretching your spine and abdominal muscles. As shown in the picture, you have to inhale and exhale while performing these asanas. This helps in reducing muscle tension, giving you a feel of relaxation.
Big Toe Pose (Padangusthasana)
Padangusthasana is a beginner level standing pose which involves forward bending, affects every muscle of the body, providing deep stretch from head to toe. Not only it relieves pain, but provides other therapeutic benefits.
Bridge Pose (Setubandha)
Bridge pose can be effective for strengthening and improving digestion. Start off by lying down with your knees bent and feet apart. Slowly raise your hips off the floor by pressing down your feet and arms until your things become parallel to the ground. Hold the pose for at least a minute and concentrate on slow breathing.
Channel-Cleaning Breath (Nadi Shodhan Pranayama)
This is another on the list of most easy and fruitful asanas that can help you with anxiety management. Just sit with your legs crossed and a straight spine. Try to focus on your breath and do it till your mind’s frequency to think other things become less. After doing this for minutes, open your right nostril and close your left one, then inhale through your right nostril and vice versa. Repeat this pattern for at least 10 minutes.
Well, there are more asanas than these that you can practise for a healthy body. What can be said is that yoga is a way of living, aiming towards a better life.