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!)
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.