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3 simple yoga exercises that will help you relax and relieve stress

In addition to the daily stress that people experience with the busy routine and with work, the anxiety caused by fear of the coronavirus pandemic causes people. It is logical that you feel tense or worried, especially with the severity of the virus and the proportion that the pandemic has taken.

With that in mind, we set aside 3 simple yoga exercises to help you relax. You can do them at home and use the quarantine to improve your physical and mental health.

1. Uttanasana yoga

 

With your feet parallel and open to your hips, breathe and raise your arms above your head. Then, let the air out of your lungs as you flex from your hips and contract your abdomen.

Now, place your hands on the sides of your feet or, if you prefer, behind your ankles. Relax your neck and lower your head towards your feet. Keep your chest as close to your legs as possible.

With your knees flexed straight, keep your forehead in contact with your legs. Stay in this position for 30 seconds to a minute and you will notice how it will refresh your mind from stress.

 

2. Dhanurasana posture

Also known as the bow pose or Dhanurasana, it is one of the most effective yoga exercises to relieve stress and energize the heart. This is one of the most effective yoga postures to relieve stress and open your heart to the energy field.

To do this, lie on your stomach and bend your knees. Now, hold your ankles firmly on the outside with both hands. Take a deep breath and stretch your legs up. Elevate your thighs and lift your head and chest.

You should keep your arms straight, lean your head back and look up. Take about five breaths and smile after each one. With a slow, progressive exhale, lower your forehead and chest to the floor and do the same with your legs. Release your ankles from your hands and rest.

 

3. Karani Viparita Pose

To perform this posture or yoga exercise, you must sit facing the wall. Move your hands to the floor and place them behind your back. Now bend your knees and bring your butt and hips closer to the wall.

Bring your legs against the wall and lie down. It is important that you check that your body is in symmetry. Stretch your legs upright and bring your hands to your abdomen and feel with them how the air enters and leaves the body. Rest for up to 5 minutes and, if you want to repeat it, you can do it whenever you want.

This yoga posture is great for performing before bed. Since it allows you to have a deep and restful sleep, it removes stress from your life.

 

 

It is important to remember that the information provided here is informative, and does not replace the advice and accompaniment of doctors, nutritionists, psychologists, physical education professionals and other specialists.

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