3 Yoga Poses That Maximize Relaxation

Need some relaxation in your life? Get past the daily worries of the physical and mental elements by participating in daily yoga. In terms of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines, yoga is an exercise that consists largely of postures or asanas. Yoga can be used for strengthening also, but there are plenty of programs that use yoga as a relaxing practice to balance the body and the mind. 

If you aren’t familiar with yoga, there are three poses that can get the most physical relief for your body. At first, your body may take it slow. You might not be very flexible and that’s okay. The more you practice, the better your body will react, which will translate to better overall health.

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Child’s Pose

Some poses can be exotic like playing casino-like games through Casinoble, but that is not always the case. This pose is very simple and gets the most stretch for your core muscles. From your back, hips, and upper body, this pose can really take the edge off. 

Start by kneeling on the floor and then sitting on your heels. Then, take your knees about as wide as your hips can go. Exhale and lay your torso down between your thighs and comfortably move your buttox if necessary. Take the back of your pelvis and narrow your hips, so they set between your inner thighs. It should almost feel like you are sitting on your heels. 

As for your upper body, lay the hands on the floor with your palms down. Stretch back your upper body to get a full stretch from the shoulders to the core. You should feel the stretch in your shoulder blades across your back. 

Side Stretch

This can be done standing or sitting and it is a great stretch for the body. Take one hand down towards the floor. The other hand will shoot straight up in the air. Drop your head towards your ear with your upper hand over your head. Gently kick your hip out to the opposite side that you are stretching so that you can stretch out your hips. Repeat on the other side. While conducting this stretch, take deep breaths through the nose and out the mouth. If you have difficulty breathing, adjust your stretch if needed. 

Corpse Pose

This is a pose that is saved for the end of a yoga workout. Maybe, you just need five minutes of straight silence. Either way, this pose is best done in an area where you know you won’t be bothered. 

The pose starts with laying on your back. If you have a mat or a blanket to lay on that works best. Lay your hands on the floor alongside your body with the palms up. Close your eyes and begin to do a body check. Pretend you are “shutting down” your muscles. Start with the feet, work your way up your legs, to the core, the upper body, and then your head. 

Stay in this pose for 1-3 minutes and try to “fade away.” When you are ready to come out, begin to wiggle your fingers, then your toes, and finally your jaw. Open your eyes and position your body to the side. Gently bring yourself up and begin to wake the body.