Yoga is good for your mind, as it is for your body.
And if you are a yoga fan, there is no better way to relief yourself from stress and anxiety than these exercises.
This gentle practice is a great remedy to anyone feeling stress, anxiety or tension in the mind or body. Use this relaxation practice to decompress, prepare for a good nights rest or simply use this yoga sequence any time of day to remedy the imbalance. Put on something comfy. Bookmark this video. Yoga to the rescue! Enjoy.
Let’s get started!
Sit in the crossed leg position or one foot in front of the other position. Pay attention to your breath and start circling with your neck slowly. Switch the direction and keep your shoulders relaxed.
Bring your palms together and take a deep breath. On the exhale, bow your head to your hands. Draw your shoulder blades and just breath (See the pictures).
Breath in and out in this position. Slowly put your hands on your knees and really slowly move your head up and get in the starting position.
Draw the left heel in towards the center and extend the right leg out long.
Point and flex the right foot. Stretch the hands nice and slowly up in the air.
Exhale slowly and smoothly start to bend towards your right foot. Try to keep your right foot bright. Make sure to inhale long and exhale even longer! Listen to the sound of your breath and relax.
Release and slowly roll up through the spine. Inhale and on the exhale put your left hand behind. On the inhale put our right hand up and stretch the right foot.
Exhale and put your hand down. Go back to the starting position and switch the legs.
Repeat all the procedure and remember to breathe and listen to your body!
Solve the feet come together now. And take a second to give yourself a foot massage.
Keep breathing. And if you feel comfortable, stretch the legs one by one. Or both at the same time.
When you have finished with you foot massage, grab them with your hand (fingers crossed). As you inhale, lift your feet hard. And on the exhale, drop the chin to the chest. Now, close your eyes and just breathe.
Keep your legs where they are and slowly lay down on your elbows.
Inhale and open your chest (bring them up). Exhale and continue your way down. Stay in this position while your hands are on your belly. Simply relax, make yourself comfortable and focus on your breathing (check the video).
Now, slowly slide your fingertips on the outer edges of your legs. Close your legs (one at the time), lift the knees and give yourself a big hug. Now, rock a little side to side.
And now put your feet on the ground and allow them to fall down on the left side of your body. Breathe deeply while your hands are on your belly.
IF you would like to feel a little bit stronger stretch, you can put your left on the right leg.
When you have finished, simply switch sides and repeat.
After you have finished with this exercise, slowly rock back to the center.
And now you have to options. Option number one is to go to the bridge pose. And exhale while you slowly go down.
The option number two is to go to the shoulder stand pose. If you choose this position, stay there for a while. Now take a deep breath and slowly go down.
Extend the legs out long. Put your palms under your bottoms. Lift your chest up and keep yourself on your elbows.
Now, you are reaching to the end of this relaxing exercise. Slowly lay down with your whole body on the floor. Release everything and make yourself comfortable. Breathe, rest and relax. Now slowly allow your breath to return to its natural rhythm!
I hope you enjoyed and that you have found this yoga practice useful and relaxing.
Make sure to check out the whole video!