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Vinyasa yoga for reducing anxiety

Vinyasa yoga for reducing anxiety
Vinyasa yoga for reducing anxiety

Vinyasa yoga can be a great practice for reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation. Here are some poses that can be beneficial:

1. Child's Pose (Balasana): Begin in a kneeling position, then sit back on your heels and lower your forehead to the mat. Extend your arms forward or alongside your body. Focus on deep breathing and allow your body to relax.

2. Cat-Cow Pose (Marjaryasana-Bitilasana): Start on all fours with your hands under your shoulders and knees under your hips. Inhale, arch your back, and look up (cow pose). Exhale, round your spine, and tuck your chin to your chest (cat pose). Move between these two poses, syncing your breath with the movement.

3. Standing Forward Fold (Uttanasana): Stand with your feet hip-distance apart. Exhale and fold forward from your hips, allowing your upper body to relax towards your legs. You can bend your knees if needed. Let your head hang heavy and feel the stretch in your hamstrings and lower back.

4. Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose (Viparita Karani): Sit sideways with your right hip touching a wall. Swing your legs up the wall as you lie on your back. Adjust your distance from the wall so that your legs are comfortably extended. Relax your arms by your sides and close your eyes. Stay in this pose for a few minutes, focusing on slow, deep breaths.


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