7 Soothing Yin Yoga Poses to Calm Anxiety
When you’re stressed to the max, it’s time to drop down to your mat and engage in some seriously calming yin poses. Yin is a type of yoga that targets the deep muscle tissues of the body called fascia where trigger points (or knots) can form when you’re stressed. The deep stretches in yin work to release pain and tension in the fascia by holding passive postures for an extended period of time, allowing the fascia to soften and release.
Just like getting a massage, the physical tension releasing efforts of yin yoga has a positive effect on our mental state, helping us to feel more relaxed and happy. Yin yoga postures can also be meditative, helping you to become present and bringing your nervous system into its calm rest and digest state, which allows stress and anxiety to melt away.
Important Things to Remember Before You do these Exercises:
Because of these work deep into the muscle, yin postures can feel intense. This intensity you will feel like when you are getting a deep tissue massage. Breathe through it.
*If you ever feel sharp pain, come out of the pose.
*For getting maximum benefits, practice your yin poses in a calm, & quiet environment.
*The first few times you practice yin poses, you may periodically feel a bit antsy. Just come back to your breath and focus on surrendering to the moment.
*As you become more experienced with these poses, you can practice holding them longer.
See 7 Yoga Poses Below. Continue reading to the Next page To See the other yoga poses