3 Yoga Poses For Relaxation

mat3 Yoga Poses For Relaxation

by Rianna Poskin

In our fast paced society the idea of meditating or doing a long yoga session can be stressful!

Crazy right?

2 things that are supposed to calm us down make us more stressed.

Why is this?

Most people don’t have a lot of time to spare. The idea of fitting something in that is positively selfish, is often avoided so that other priorities get done.

Too many of us are prioritizing everything else except ourselves!

Here’s to taking the stress out of relaxing!

Simply implement 3 very beneficial yoga poses in a short amount of time!

You’ll get the benefits of the poses and the peace of mind that you still have time to get other things done!

All you need is a small space and a mat…(you could even get away without using a mat!)

Pose #1:

HEAD TO KNEE POSE

Benefits: Seated head to knee stretches the back and deeply stretches the back of the legs. This posture calms the mind and emotions, stimulates the nervous, reproductive, endocrine and urinary systems.

Contraindications: Recent or chronic back or knee injury or inflammation.

POSE #2

BOUND ANGLE POSE

Benefits: Bound angle opens the hips and chest, lengthens the spine and stimulates the reproductive, nervous and respiratory systems.

Contraindications: Recent or chronic knee or hip injury or inflammation.

POSE #3

SUPINE THREAD THE NEEDLE POSE

Benefits: Stretches the hamstrings and quads. If the elbow is used to push the thigh, it opens the hips as well.

Can help open up emotional obstacles and blockages. This helps to calm the mind and work through emotional upset. 

Contraindications: Recent or chronic injury to the hips, or knees.

Want more tips? Check out this awesome and easy strategy: “How to Transform Your Body in 1 Month”

 

Sources:

http://www.yogabasics.com/asana/seated-head-to-knee/

http://www.pocketyoga.com/Pose/supine_pigeon

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