Are work responsibilities and anxiety getting to you? Yoga poses might be just what you need to eliminate the effects of burnout. In addition to strengthening your muscles and increasing flexibility, yoga is often used as mindfulness practice to help reduce stress and find peace of mind. Practice this set of yoga postures to combat burnout, regain your inner balance, and embrace calm and serenity.
Below, you'll find step-by-step instructions for how to perform each of these asanas. So put on comfortable clothes or your favorite leggings, roll out your yoga mat, and get ready for a journey toward calm and serenity.
We start with one of the most comforting poses in yoga: balasana. Sit on your heels, stretch your arms forward, and lower your forehead to the floor. This asana relieves tension in the back, shoulders, and mind. Close your eyes, breathe deeply, and feel the stress melt away.
Seated pincer pose
Paschimottanasana is ideal for stretching, developing flexibility, and releasing tension in the muscles of the lower back. Sit with your legs straight in front of you, inhale, and as you exhale, bend from the hips to touch your feet. Keep your back straight and breathe deeply. And let all that anxiety slide right out of your body!
Among the easiest, most relaxing, and effective yoga poses to get rid of burnout is Savasana. Simply lie on your back, legs and arms straight, eyes closed, and breathe naturally. This yoga pose for beginners allows the body and mind to relax completely.
Sarvangasana is a treat for your nervous system. Lie on your back, lift your legs up toward the ceiling, and support your back with your hands on your lower back. It will improve blood circulation, calm your mind, and revitalize your whole being. You have to try it after a hard day!
Happy baby pose
If you're looking for an extra dose of joy, try Ananda balasana. Lie on your back, bend your knees toward your chest, and support your feet with your hands. Gently sway from side to side, reconnect with your emotions, and let go of all the worries of work.
We close with sukhasana, which in Sanskrit means pleasure, comfort, or well-being. Sit in a comfortable position, stretch your spine, and close your eyes. Concentrate on your breath and the feeling of calm that flows through you. You'll feel ready to rest like a baby!
This article was originally published on Glamour UK.