New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Stress is an integral part of our life. Too much stress can cause various health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, depression, anxiety, diabetes, etc. Not only that, it can also harm personal relationships with family members, lovers or spouse. So, to highlight this issue, every year on the first Wednesday in November, we celebrate National Stress Awareness Day.
As the day is fast approaching, we have brought you some yoga asanas that will help you reduce stress. Yoga is one of the best medicines because it helps release physical blockages, emotions, and tension. Also promotes the release of mood-enhancing endorphins, which are “feel-good” hormones.
So, are you ready to go stress-free? Scroll below for poses:
1. Pranayam (breathing exercise)
Step 1: Close your right nostril with your right thumb and breathe in through the left.
Step 2: Now close your left nostril with your left thumb and breathe in through your right.
Repeat this asana at least 5 times.
2. Marjaryasana (cow-cat pose)
Step 1: Take a position on a table.
Step 2: Place your wrists under your shoulders and your knees under your hips.
Step 3: Inhale and move your head up towards the ceiling and your stomach towards your mat, creating an arched shape of your back.
Step 4: Now exhale and bring your head back to your chest and bend your spine.
3. Balasana (child pose)
Step 1: Place your knees slightly apart.
Step 2: Sit on your feet and rest your forehead on the yoga mat.
Step 3: Now extend your arms in front and take a deep breath
Step 4: Focus on relaxing your body. Hold this pose for up to 5 minutes.
Step 1: Lie on your back and relax your body.
Step 2: Stay in this pose for 10-20 minutes.
5. Eagle pose
Step 1: Slowly pick up your right leg and cross it over your left.
Step 2: Now take your left arm and cross it over your right
Step 3: Bend your elbows, bringing the backs of your hands together.
Step 4: Maintain balance and breathing.