5.) Relieve Stress with Tree Pose
4.) Back Stress Relief – Twist Pose
3.) Yoga Warrior Pose
To relieve the stress in your arms, abs, bum and thighs would be the warrior pose. Stand in a normal position and then turn your right foot out at a 90-degree angle. While keeping your shoulders relaxed, place your hands on your hips. Extend your arms out to your sides and the palms of your hands face down. Your arms should be parallel to the floor. Bend your right knee at a 90-degree angle and slide your left foot back 3 or 4 feet, depending on your flexibility. Your right thigh should be parallel with the floor and your knee over your ankle. Line your chin up with your right shoulder so you look past your fingertips. Hold this pose for a minute before switching sides.
2.) Stress Relief with Cobra Pose
Stress relief with the cobra pose is like no other. It stretches your lower back, improves flexibility and works your arms. Start by lying face down on the floor with the tops of your feet flat on the floor. Put your hands near your shoulders, as if you were going to do a pushup. Use your arms to push your torso, abdomen and even hips off the floor. Keep your legs flat on the ground. Hold the yoga pose for 30 seconds, return to the starting position and repeat the sequence.
1.) Relieving Mountains of Stress
It doesn’t get any simpler than the yoga mountain pose. To do it, stand up straight and plant your feet firmly on the floor. Bring your shoulders back as if you were trying to stand up super straight, but keep your arms relaxed. In one variation of this pose, you leave your arms at your side and feel the energy shoot through your back and legs (in a good way). In another variation, you take a deep breath as you lift your arms above your head with the palms of your hands facing each other. Reach for the stars with your fingertips and feel the stretch in your back. This will work on your mental fitness which is much needed during this time.