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6 Poses To Help You Release Sadness

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Remove Sadness With These Poses!

Everyone goes through bad days. You know those days where everything you do seems to go the opposite way of how you would have hoped they would go. These days can be frustrating and when you string enough of these days together, it can lead to feeling down and depressed or just sad about life. Sadness is a wonderful emotion that helps you better understand your inner self and how you feel about others. While sadness is not a fun emotion, when you come out to this feeling, you are usually feeling much more energized and ready to tackle the world.

The following article shows some poses you can do to help you recover from episodes of sadness. The next time you feel sad, try some of these poses and see how you feel after! See the article below and be sure to share these poses with others in your life that could use some cheering up!

 

BY COLLEEN SAIDMAN YEE

Upward Salute

Upward Salute

Urdhva Hastasana

Stand in Mountain Pose at the front of your mat. Inhale, reaching your arms overhead to Upward Sal

High Lunge

High Lunge

Inhale, step one foot back to a High Lunge.

Plank

Plank

 Inhale, come forward to Plank position.

Upward-Facing Dog

Upward-Facing Dog

 Inhale to Upward-Facing Dog by rolling to the tops of your feet; lift your thighs and move your chest, neck, and head forward and up. Then, pull your hips back to Downward-Facing Dog. Step or jump forward and repeat 3 to 5 times from Mountain Pose, alternating the leading foot.

Constructive rest

Constructive rest

Lie down on your back, bend your knees, and rest them against each other. Take your arms across your body as if you were giving yourself a hug. This is considered a neutral pose, and I’m using it here as a transition into a backbend. Lying on your back, you’re a little more exposed, but the pose doesn’t have the vulnerability of a backbend, and you have your arms crossed in front of your body for extra comfort and protection.

Bridge Pose with block under sacrum

Bridge Pose with block under sacrum

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana with a block under your sacrum

While lying on your back, bend your knees, lift your hips, and place a block at the lowest height under your sacrum. Let your belly rest completely. Bend your elbows and press the upper arms into the ground to keep the chest buoyant. This keeps the opening of the backbend, and creates Jalandhara Bandha, so there is a turning in, cooling, listening, and reflective quality.

See the full range of poses from yogajournal.com here.

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