Try these 8 simple yoga poses to help remove stress hormones from the body.
Stress is often penetrates into our lives when we most try to avoid it.
It can be difficult to balance the situation on the job, with the family members, friends, romantic relationships and commitments. Sometimes the stress becomes overwhelming.
And it affects your mood, thoughts, productivity, emotions and relationships. You may not even realize that this is happening.
When you are facing with a perceived threat, a tiny region in your brain; the hypothalamus disables the alarm system in your body.
Through the combination of neural and hormonal signals, adrenal glands produce hormones including epinephrine and cortisol.
Cortisol, the primary stress hormone, is trying to help the body by slow down the digestive system, the reproductive system and growth process. This function is not needed in a situation of fight or flight.
Reaction to stress usually stops when the threat disappears, and you allow yourself to calm down. If the stress is always present, the reaction of fight remains.
Excessive production of cortisol and other stress hormones can disrupt almost all processes in the body.
There is the risk of many diseases, including anxiety, depression, digestive problems, headaches, heart disease, sleep problems, weight gain and deterioration of concentration.
Relaxation and stress relief is the key to freedom from negative energy. Many people find solace in yoga, using relaxation techniques to calm your mind and find a balance.
Try these 8 simple yoga poses to help bring stress hormones in your body.
1. Child’s Pose
- Kneel on the yoga mat, legs together, sit on your heels.
- Lean forward until your chest does not rest on the thigh, and the forehead on the floor.
- Pull your shoulders forward, and let your hand rest. Place the palm of your hand up near your feet.
- Take 5 breaths.
This calms posture allowing ease stress. Child pose benefits the nervous and lymphatic system.
2. “Bridge” Pose
- Lie on your back, bend your knees and place your feet on the floor, hips, and shoulder width apart.
- Place your hands along the body, palms down.
- Put your feet on the floor, inhale, and lift your hips and spine.
- Lower the arms and shoulders to lift the breasts and hips even higher.
- Hold this position for 4-8 breaths and then exhale descends to its original position. Slowly lower back spine on the floor.
This posture calms down, gently stretching the back and legs. “Bridge” pose reduces stress, fatigue, backaches, headaches and insomnia.
3. Forward Bend Standing
- From a standing position lean forward and clasp your knees so that your hands can reach the floor and push the head to the feet.
- Feel the stretch of the spine.
- Pull your hips and straighten your legs for a deeper stretch.
- Hold this position for 4-8 breaths and then bend your knees, inhale and return to standing position.
This posture calms, stretches the hamstrings and hips. The “Standing Forward Bend” pose helps to relieve stress, fatigue and mild depression.
4. “Feet on the Wall” Pose
- Sit against the wall. Roll onto your back, lifting his feet up on the wall.
- Your buttocks should be as close to the wall as possible.
- Stay in this position for 5 minutes.
This posture calms, by reducing stress, blood and lymphatic drainage updates back to the heart area.
5. Cats Pose
- Get on all fours, exhale and pull your belly toward the spine.
- Flex the back.
- Lower the top of the head to the floor, but do not press your chin to your chest.
This posture calms, softening and stretching the lower back, relieves stress and massages the spine.
6. Eagle Pose
- Starting position: standing, Grasp your left knee and stand on the right foot.
- Cross your left thigh over the right thigh, then grasp the left foot back part of the right tibia.
- Balance on one breath, and then pull your hands in front of him and put his left hand under the right arm.
- Bend the elbows and cross your hands, palms pressed together.
- Lean forward.
- Hold this position for 1 minute, and then gently unwind your arms and legs. Repeat the exercise, standing on the other foot.
This posture calms, by improving the focus and balance. Eagle Pose relieves tension in the shoulders, legs and back.
7. Tilt the Head to the Knee
- Sit with legs stretched out and then bend the left leg. Squeeze the sole of your left foot to the upper right inner thigh.
- Place your hands on either side of the right leg and inhale, turning to the extended leg.
- Exhale and bend forward. Hold this position for 5 breaths. Then repeat on the other leg.
This posture calms, relaxes the mind, reduces anxiety, fatigue, headaches, depression and insomnia.
8. The Pose of an Elongated Triangle
- Begin in a standing position. Exhale as you stand with your feet, as much as possible from each other, arms out to the sides, palms down.
- Turn your right foot out 90 degrees; turn your left foot inward, to the right side.
- Tighten your thigh muscles and set the right thigh outward, then tilt the body to the right leg.
- Keep the right hand on the ankle, and pull up his left hand.
- Keep your head straight or slightly rotate it to the left. Hold this position for 30 seconds.
This posture calms, stretching the entire body, relieves stress, improves digestion and reduces symptoms of anxiety.
And you relax with these yoga poses? Tell us in the comments!
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