5 Yoga Poses To Release Anxiety




Do You Suffer From Anxiety or Panic Attacks?

**You are not alone. I do too. ** & am here to help.

Sometimes, it’s best to release your emotional roller coaster by crying it out, yelling into a pillow, or talking to a loved one/therapist.
I recently had a panic attack and at that moment, I just needed to cry! Let out what I had been holding in for awhile about my past.

**However, some mornings my mind and body might be feeling anxious, worried, or scared. I seem to have energy that I just need to release! This is the perfect time (if you are in a similar situation) to do some yoga. Even 10 minutes can make a huge difference in the way your mind, body, and soul feels!

5 Poses for Anxiety

I am so passionate about yoga and it’s benefits.
I woke up feeling anxious and decided to do these poses for about 10 minutes and feel SO much better!!!  

1. Plow Pose/Halasana

Plow Pose/Halasana

~Benefits:

  • Great to help keep you calm as you focus on your breath.
  • Calms the Nervous System
  • Strengthens the Immune System
  • Can relieve symptoms of menopause

    **Tip: Do not completely forward fold if it’s hard on your lower back or you’re just not that flexible yet. Start by placing your legs straight up and slowly go down from there.**

2. Easy Pose/Sukhasana

Easy Pose/Sukhasana

~Benefits:

  • Great to help keep you calm as you focus on your breath.
  • Helps you feel connected with your soul and the universe.
  • Strengthens your posture.
  • Helps you become grounded to the earth.

    **Tip:This pose may be better if you do it last, that way your body is warm and your brain is a little less clogged of anxiety.**

3. Standing Forward Fold

Standing Forward Fold
~Benefits:
  • Calms the mind, body, & soul.
  • Calms the Nervous System.
  • Helps fight fatigue, depression, and anxiety.
  • Helps release stress from the body.

    **Tip: PLEASE do not try to bend of completely if you are new to yoga and stretching! I do not want you to hurt your precious body! Instead, start by slightly bending your knees and touching your thighs and go down from there. Breathe!**

4. Legs Inverted/Viparita Karani

Legs Inverted/Viparita Karani
~Benefits:
  • Calms the mind, body, & soul.
  • Calms the Nervous System.
  • Strengthens Immune System
  • Helps release stress from the body. **Tip: You can do this pose up against a wall as well, or even add a pillow under your back to allow more comfort!**

5. Seated Forward Fold/Paschimottanasana

Seated Forward Fold/Paschimottanasana
~Benefits:
  • Calms the mind, body, & soul.
  • Calms the Nervous System.
  • Helps fight fatigue and anxiety.
  • Helps release stress from the body.

    **Tip: It’s A OK if you cannot completely fold yourself over. I’ve had many years of stretching so my body is pretty limber. However, if you can only touch your thighs or knees that’s just as beneficial. Breathe!**

    Do each pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Taking a deep inhalation and exhalation. Repeat each pose 2 to 3 times. 

**Final Tip: If you have a hard time remembering on the top of your head which pose to do or your brain is a big cloud from having major anxiety, just remember FOLD! All poses (even ones I didn’t mention) that involving folding your body in half are the best to release anxiety!!**

I hope this helps! Please comment below or contact me with any questions, concerns, or improvements within yourselves from this!

Namaste 🙂

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Rach here! Yogi, Beach, & Animal Lover. I aspire to help others (like you) heal naturally through two major aspects: loving themselves and faith. From the inside-out. Mind, body, soul, and spiritual health! 🙂
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