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Practical Ways to Add Stress-Relieving Yoga Poses to Your Daily Wellness Routine

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Yoga is wonderful for helping people relieve stress,
manage depression, and lead a calmer, more focused life. However, for most people, the phrase “yoga is stress-relieving” has turned into a simple quote without any context added. There are specific yoga poses that you can start with as a beginner which are specifically related to stress relief.

So let’s explore, how exactly does yoga help to relieve stress? A few benefits of yoga that are not often talked about is that it helps you with self-confidence as well as
self-awareness. Yoga encompasses such a wide spectrum of movement that the reward of sticking the next pose is a reward in itself.

While there are dozens of different poses and techniques
that will help you to ease mental and spiritual discomfort
so you can manage stress and anxiety levels, one of the most
common is the Child’s Pose.

The Child’s Pose is also one of the foundational techniques
in Yoga and is often used in between transitions, or as a
great way to end a routine.

So what is the Child’s Pose. Think of the way that a baby or young child often falls asleep or lays down when they are sleepy. Often they sleep face down with their knees folded to their chest and their behind resting on the back of their feet which are often crossed over each other.

Depending on the child, they add their extra flair to this pose which includes arms neatly tucked under the head, arms out to the side, arms out in front, and the most hilarious pose, arms tucked under the body facing backward.

It is the universal, mommy and daddy, I am sleepy pose, long before their eyes ever close. The yoga pose isn’t quite done the same. This is a great pose to learn as a beginner.

Here’s how it’s done:

Step 1: Start on your hands and knees. Inhale deeply and
begin to clear your mind of all thoughts. Listen to your

Step 2: Spread your knees apart while keeping both big
toes touching. Rest your buttocks on your heels comfortably.

Step 3: Sit up straight to lengthen and stretch your spine.

Now, exhale, bow forward, moving your torso in between your
thighs. Let your forehead touch the floor.

Step 4: Keep your arms extended and stretched with your palms
facing down as you press back slightly with your hands,
maintaining contact with your buttocks and your heels.

Keep your eyes closed as you breathe in, breathe out.

Step 5: Hold for a minute or longer. To release, use your
hands to walk your torso back into an upright, sitting position.

Give this a try and let us know how you feel. Remember, go
slow. Take your time and focus on your breathing throughout
the movement.

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