When you’re feeling overloaded and stressed, try these relaxing yoga poses that can calm your racing mind and body.
Enhance your memory and concentration with Hakini Mudra Yoga Pose
How to do it: Sit in kneeling position and bring hands together in front of you, fingers spread.
Reach the palms of the hands away from one another until just the fingertips of all five fingers are touching their right and left counterpart.
Close your eyes and take 5 deep breaths, concentrating on how your right fingertips feel touching your left and vice versa.
Make your brain stronger with Hakini Mudra Tree Pose
How to do it: Stand on a mountain pose and transfer weight to right foot. Bend your left knee so the hip opens up. Keep your hip open, place the bottom of your left foot on the inside of your right thigh or shin.
Bring your hands together, reaching your palm as in the previous pose. Keep your core tight and draw shoulders down and together on your back.
Take at least 5 deep breaths, then repeat on the other side.
Focus yourself with Dancer Dips Yoga Pose
How to do it: Stand with your feet together and shift weight onto right leg. Bend left knee and grab the inside of the left ankle with your left hand. Lift your left leg and press the ankle into your hand to open the back. Reach the right arm straight up to form dancer pose.
Keeping left leg as is, reach right fingertips to the ground. Return to dancer pose. That’s one rep. Perform 5 reps, then repeat on the other side.
Improve your balance, concentration and focus with Crouching Eagle Yoga Pose
How to do it: Start standing, hugging the right knee to your chest and allowing a bend in the left knee. Wrap your right leg around left leg, hooking right foot on the side of your left leg. Wrap right arm under left arm and press palms together, fingertips facing up to form eagle pose. Sit down low while keeping hips square, and lift up through the elbows and fingertips. Hinge forward at waist and reach elbows in front of knees. Forearms should be parallel to the ground and fingertips reach away from your face.
Hold for 5 deep breaths. Slowly unwind and repeat on the other side.
Sharp your mind and body with Tiptoe Pose
How to do it: Begin standing, balancing your weight on the right leg and lifting left foot into right hip crease. Reach left knee toward ground. Hold here for 2-3 breaths.
Keeping left foot where it is, soften your leg and fold forward. Place fingertips on the ground and start to bend through your right leg, coming high onto the ball of your right foot and balancing on your right heel.
One at a time, take hands to center of chest and try to balance. Hold for 5 breaths, then repeat on other side.