Life in the 21st century can be quite hectic. We have to pay attention to our career, look after our family and commit ourselves to different social issues. In the midst of fulfilling these personal and social duties, we often forget to take care of our bodies. As a consequence, we feel stressed out, experience sleep problems and face difficulties in relationships.
Many working people avoid going to the gym simply because they have no time. In such a situation, trying out certain yoga poses that relax the body and calm the mind can be a good idea. The best thing is that for doing these yoga poses you don’t need expensive equipment. You can do them at your home or office anytime.
Yoga Poses For Relaxation
Balasana or Child’s Pose
For doing child’s pose, first kneel down on the yoga mat. Make sure that you rest your hips on your heels. Now, move forward in a slow manner in such a way so that your chest rests on the knees. Also, make sure that your forehead almost touches the floor.
For extra support, place your hands by your sides. Alternatively, you can also keep your hands in a forward direction. If you find this pose too hard to do, you can support your body by placing a soft pillow on your legs.
Sukhanasana (Also Known as Easy pose)
For doing Sukhanasana, first sit on the floor or on a yoga mat. Now cross your legs in such a way so that your left heel rests above your right thigh and vice-versa.
Keep your back in a straight position and place your hands on your thighs in such a way so that the palms are facing in an upward direction. Now, take few deep breaths and try to relax. Hold this position for some seconds and switch the legs.
Savasana or Corpse’s Pose
This is an extremely relaxing pose that you can do anytime– even before sleeping. For doing Savasana, simply lie on your back and keep your legs slightly apart from each other. Also, place your hands slightly away from your body for facilitating proper air circulation.
Now, close your eyes take deep breaths and try to relax your muscles. The ideal duration of Savasana varies between 5 to 30 minutes, but you can modify the time, according to your preferences.
Uttanasana (Also Known as Standing Forward Bend)
For doing this pose, first stand straight. Once you are ready, tuck in your stomach and try to touch your heels with your hands. Ideally, you should do this without bending your knees.
However, if you are a beginner, doing this without bending the knees can be slightly difficult. In such a situation, you can bend your knees for doing Uttanasana. Once you touch your heels, hold the position for few seconds and afterwards, stand up slowly.
Cobbler Pose (Banddha Konasana)
Sit in a comfortable position. Next, by bending your knees, try to pull the heels towards your pelvis. Make sure that the soles of both feet touch each other. Try to stay in this position for 1-5 minutes. Afterwards, slowly go back to the original position.
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