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Different Asana To Put Out Stress

by Arpita Wadhawan
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Yoga finds its origins in Pre-Vedic India and culminated into its present form sometime around the 5th century BC. Yoga was introduced to the western world by Swami Vivekananda, a great Indian sage of the late 19th century. Its benefits have taken the world by storm and it has been found to be a miraculous stress-buster.

Some different asanas, or poses in which you perform yoga, that you can use to put out your stress are:

  1. The Garudasana

The Garudasana

It is also called the ‘Eagle pose’. Here, you need to bend one knee slightly and wrap the other knee around it at a similar level of bend. You need to do the same thing with your arms, and look at a single point. This frees up the tightness in shoulders and hips, which are the main areas where the stress builds up.

  1. The Uttanasana

The Uttanasana

Also called the “standing forward bend”, you stand with your feet straight. Then, you bend your back and touch your toes with the fingertips, without the knees bending. It helps in maintaining emotional energy, and thus alleviate stress.

  1. The Balasana

The Balasana

Also called the “child’s pose”, you kneel down and sit with your thighs resting on your calf muscles. Slowly extend the body, so that your face touches the ground. You should now touch your toes with your fingertips. This is a great exercise to ease the pressure on adrenal glands and helps in relieving stress.

  1. The Vajrasana

The Vajrasana

Literally meaning the “thunderbolt” pose, you sit here just like the balasana. Instead of extending your body forward, you tuck in your hands under your armpit, with your torso straight. This has a great calming effect on the mind and helps ease stress.

  1. The SuptaBaddhaKonasana

The Supta Baddha Konasana

This pose helps alleviate stress by acting on the inner thighs, hips, and your groin. You lie on your back and open up your legs to your sides, and stretch the hips, groin, and thighs. You just lay there, and you can feel positive energy taking away all your stress by stimulating the pressure points like groin and hips.

Yoga has been found to be a great stress buster. Its goodness has been proven beyond doubt. Millions of people worldwide have testified to its amazing effects and regularly practice it.

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