The 3 Best Evening Asanas To Relieve Stress
These Poses Are The Perfect Way To End Your Day!
Have you ever felt spent after a long day at the office or on the road?
Though we don’t intend to, we usually bring home any stressors we experience during the day while we are away from home. This stress doesn’t always manifest itself in being tired. Stress can also cause you to be short with friends and loved ones. The last thing you want to do is carry excess stress to bed. This will make for a restless evening and you will not have the energy to handle the stress of the next day. The good news is that there are things you can do to decompress.
The following article covers 3 of the best asanas you can practice before going to bed. These poses will clear your head and set you in a relaxed state of mind.
See the poses below and be sure to pass this along to all of your friends who are having trouble sleeping.
By AMEYA C
1. Standing Forward Bend Pose (Uttanasana):
A popular pose, it helps relieve the back. The Uttasana, or standing forward bend pose is good for digestion and helps ease constipation. To perform this pose keep your knees straight, bend down and try grasping the back of the knees. To increase tension, you can straighten your legs. For best results, hold the pose for around 10-15 seconds and repeat.
2. Bow Pose (Dhanurasana):Image: ShutterstockThe Dhanurasana is one asana you can perform any time of the day. It focuses on strengthening the back muscles and the abdomen. It also helps tone the body and improves flexibility. Once you get into position, hold it for 15-20 seconds before release. Repeat the pose.
3. Spine Twist Pose (Ardha Matsyendrasana):You can perform the effective yoga pose, both in the morning and evening. To perform this pose, bend your right leg and lay your right foot on your left knee. Now, twist your torso to the left, taking the right hand and keeping it on the floor. The left hand should rest on the right knee. Feel your lower back and hips stretch. Hold the pose for 15-30 seconds before switching sides.