Bend Your Mind! 7 Yoga Poses That Fight Stress

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We may sweat and struggle a little during our yoga class, but we always feel the same way by the end: Way more relaxed, positive, and serene. It’s time to get over your fear of intimidating yoga poses so you can take advantage of the stress-zapping benefits. As Leslie Lewis, a yoga teacher with Sangha Yoga Shala in NYC, says, “The practice of yoga is a moving meditation, which calms the mind, thereby reducing stress.” These 7 are widely renowned for relieving anxiety and physical tension. So go ahead: Bend your mind (and spine!)

-Molly Friedman

Corpse Pose


Corpse is said to lower blood pressure, and acts as a great starting point for relaxing every muscle in your body one by one. The key is to keep your tailbone tucked under, shoulders on the ground, and the back of your neck gently touching the ground.

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  • Kundalini Yoga Workshops:

    great article. this is really helpful thanks for sharing such a great article.

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  • Crispy:

    nice

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  • Emmber:

    Yoga is so good and I always feel great afterward as you said, but I just hate stopping my day and going to a class. Thanks for the great poses and descriptions maybe I’ll find it easier to fit them in.

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    Rita:

    Not a fan of yoga.

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    noki22:

    I have tried a few of the poses. but #2 and #6. I am not so sure I can do those, however, I will try.

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  • Christina:

    I like bridge more than plow.

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  • Christina:

    Cat/cow is a good way to start a morning.

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  • Christina:

    Bound angle gets into the inner thighs

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  • Christina:

    Spinal twists help loosen and relax.

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  • Christina:

    Savasana is the greatest at the end of a yoga session.

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