Top 5 Yoga Poses for Stress Relief


Trying to balance work, school, family, chores and a social life can make life stressful! For your health (and your sanity) it’s extremely important for you to take a little time each day for yourself. These top 5 yoga poses for stress relief can be greatly beneficial to your health. Did I mention these moves can be completed in just 5 minutes? Of course if you have extra time, you can make them last longer!
Yoga has numerous benefits to offer us, both mentally and physically. Setting aside a small amount of time each day for these 5 yoga poses can literally change your life. Each of these positions are beginner level poses so anyone and everyone can join in! For best results, focus on your breathing, clear your mind, and relax.

Top 5 Yoga Poses for Stress Relief


What you need: Yoga mat / Bolster or tightly-rolled blanket / interval timer
What to do: If you’re a beginner, start with holding each pose for 60 seconds. As you progress, you can hold each pose for up to 5 minutes. It’s extremely important to focus on your breathing, in order to get the most out of the practice. Take nice deep breaths through your nose and exhale slowly through your mouth. This will allow you to deepen the stretch and more importantly, allow you to relax.
We’ve included instructional videos for each pose, below.
  • Belly Savasana

  • Extended Child’s Pose

  • Puppy Pose

  • Downward Facing Dog

  • Reclined Bound Angle

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Instructional Videos

Belly Savasana
Extended Child’s Pose
Puppy Pose AND Downward Facing Dog
Reclined Bound Angle
If you’re feeling exhausted and stressed out, it is imperative that you take a little time to relax. These top 5 yoga poses for stress relief can save your life. Try them out and let us know what you think!
You might also consider trying these methods of stress relief:
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