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Six Simple Yoga Stretches to Destress

November 26, 2015 Views: 654


Back from work and you have no energy left to lift that coffee mug from the table. The boss was in a foul mood and he offloaded it on you. The cab driver was rash and regardless.

You are ready to punch someone on the face.

Relax. There’s a solution to every problem in life. For now, we will focus on you getting back to your normal self. Remember, we have other things to take care of. So, we better fix our mood first.

Yoga has a pose for most of the problems. Practicing yoga keeps people in a healthy and better mood. The chances of people getting into a foul mood are less. But now that you need to destress, lets show you some simple yoga postures that will do the trick.

Step 1. Breathe.

Yes. Most of us would think, “What? That’s what I have been doing since I left my mom’s womb!”

But no. We aren’t asking you to breathe simply. We want you to be aware of what you are doing.

Breathe in for 4 seconds and hold for 4 seconds more.

Now, breathe out through your mouth for 4 seconds and hold it there for another 4 seconds.

breathe easy



Step 2. Shoulder stretch

shoulder stretch

Shoulder stretch

Lift your hands above your head and join the two hands. This will release neck and shoulder tension.








Step 3. Eagle arms

This step will ease the deep seated shoulder knots when you lift one arm and fold in your other arm over it.

eagle arms

Eagle arms







Step 4. Heart opener

It’s called a heart opener because moving your arms behind results in your chest expanding outward to counteract the bending forward on computers.

OPen heart

Heart opener

Step 5. Bending forward

Stand straight and lift your hands above your shoulder. Slowly bend your back forward and move your hands alongside. Lower your hands and stay in that position for a few seconds. It will release the back and neck tension.

bending forward

Bending forward

Step 6. IT Band stretch

Lie on your back. Lift your legs and fold them halfway. Put one hand behind the calf of the other leg and pull. Repeat with the other leg. After hours of chair sitting, it will help loosen the muscles.

IT band

   IT Band stretch