Try these poses daily to help with anxiety and stress relief.
1. Child’s Pose/Balasana
Variation: Get into this pose first by beginning with your legs out wider, towards the side edges of your mat
Variation: Put a block directly underneath your forehead so when you get down into the pose, your head rests gently. Add a drop of lavender essential oil to a tissue and layer it over the block first. Gently rock your forehead side to side over the block a few times to relax further.
2. Cat and Cow Poses
Notes: Make sure to move in between cat and cow very slowly, consciously acknowledging the breath.
3. Forward Fold
Variation: Legs can be out wider than hips distance, and then forward fold down.
Notes: Make sure to bend your knees as much as you need to. Over time, you will need to bend them less.
4. Eagle Pose/Garudasana
a. This pose is great at keeping your mind focused. Remember to breathe through this pose for several breaths on both sides
5. Corpse Pose/Savasana
Notes: Always end your practice here. This part of your routine is as important as the routine itself.