Try these 6 restorative and relaxing yoga poses to relieve stress throughout your body and mind…
One of the most touted benefits of yoga is its ability to relieve stress. While all forms of exercise can help to relieve stress to some extent, yoga is uniquely suited to helping relax both the body and mind. Some types of yoga are even more helpful than others when it comes to using yoga poses to relieve stress. For example, restorative yoga is one type of yoga that specifically “prioritizes stillness, relaxation, and a calmer state of mind,” according to Greatist.com.
Restorative yoga poses often incorporate props such as yoga bolsters, blocks, blankets, and straps to support your body and help you relax more fully. By doing so, you’ll not only be able to relieve mental stress, but also let go of tension and tightness in your muscles throughout your body and enjoy a deeper stretch.
The infographic below shows 6 restorative yoga poses that are great for relieving stress. Be sure to work with a certified yoga instructor if you are suffering from any type of injury to make sure you are doing the poses correctly to avoid aggravating any underlying conditions.
Now grab a yoga mat and your props and get ready to relaaaax! 🙂
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