5 Yoga Poses To Help Reduce Stress

The world has greatly changed over time. Everyday life has become more challenging and fast-paced. Many people experience stress from work, school, commute, or even at home. This can accumulate and become toxic to the mind and body.

Through the years, people have recognized the calming and relaxing benefits of doing yoga. Because of this, yoga became one of the most popular stress relievers. The techniques used in yoga include poses, breathing techniques, meditation, and stretches. Many studies conducted even confirm the effectivity of yoga in reducing cortisol production, which is a common stress hormone in the body when the stress response system of the body is modulated. 

Try this 5 yoga poses to relieve stress:

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Yoga Poses and Their Health Benefits

A selection of some common asana techniques and their health benefits
Chair Pose (Utkatasana)

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Benefits:
  • Develops strength and endurance of the quadriceps, hamstrings and spine
  • Assists in strengthening the arches of the foot
  • Promotes stability for the pelvic girdle and scapula
  • Stimulates internal organs such as abdominals, diaphragm and heart
Precautions:
  • Avoid if suffering from headache, insomnia, low blood pressure

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