Four Poses That Will Combat Anxiety

1. Child's Pose (Balasana)

 Child's Pose helps to release tension in the back, neck, and shoulders, which are areas where most people hold a lot of their stress. This pose also helps to promote relaxation by encouraging steady conscious breathing, which is particularly great for anxiety sufferers due to a calming of the nervous system.

2. Tree Pose (Vrikasana)

Tree Pose is fundamental in easing anxiety. By implementing basic standing balances, you promote concentration, focus, and awareness, with the intention of taking your mind away from anxiety and placing your attention on your physical self.

3. Warrior III (Virabhadrasana III)

This pose enhances core strength, improves coordination, balance, and posture. It also stimulates your abdominal region, which helps to improve digestion. Proper digestion and overall gut health are imperative to balancing anxiety or anxiety triggers, as recent studies have discovered a link between the two. Warrior III will also help to calm the mind by shifting your attention away from intrinsic thoughts and redirects your thinking back to yourself.

4. Legs Up The Wall Pose (Viparita Karani)

The legs-up-the-wall pose is great for relieving lower back pain and easing anxiety symptoms. This pose is also advantageous in relieving arthritis discomfort, menstrual cramping, reducing insomnia and lowering high blood pressure.