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While some people suffer from anxiety disorders, others just feel anxious or nervous from time to time due to the onslaught of daily stress. Whichever category you fall in, yoga can help you achieve a calmer state of mind and be more centred. Try these yoga asanas to ease anxiety.
This pose is helpful in making you feel calm.
Start by kneeling with your left thigh against a wall.
Lying down on your back, place your legs against the wall with your hips adjacent to it.
Point your toes towards the ceiling.
Gently rest your arms on the floor.
Stay in this pose as long as you like.
This pose helps you breathe deeper and more evenly.
Start by lying on your front with your legs slightly open.
Extend your arms in front of you and then fold them together so that you’re gripping your elbows with the palm of the opposite hand.
Resting your forehead on your forearms, lift your shoulders off the floor.
Breathe from your stomach and hold the pose for as long as it is comfortable.
This asana is very relaxing and stretches out your body without straining it.
Start on all fours with your face looking at the wall in front of you.
Inhaling, raise your chin and look up at the roof.
Push your stomach towards the floor and raise your lower back.
Exhaling, return to normal.
Repeat till you feel calmer.
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