Stress and anxiety from day to day are the big
enemies of rest and general well-being, and this can translate into tension in the neck and back that causes pain and discomfort. To avoid this situation, although it seems inevitable given the frenzy of everyday life, you can include small habits in your routine to feel better.
A healthy diet, devoting time to meditation, exercising and sleeping well are key to ensuring your general well-being, but if you need extra help, you can incorporate into your routine some yoga postures that are perfect to do before bedtime and that will They will help relieve stress and get a restful sleep.
Good rest is essential to lead a healthy lifestyle and an active life. Many times what makes it difficult for us throughout the day is not having slept well. Therefore, if you are one of those who find it difficult to fall asleep, these yoga postures will be your solution to
sleep like a baby and, by the way,
release you from tension that accumulates in your body throughout the day.
One of the best poses for relieving concentrated tension in the back is Child’s Pose, which focuses on
stretch pelvis, thighs and ankles to achieve total rest of the body when the exercise is finished. Get on your knees and put your weight on your heels. Lean forward so that your forehead touches the floor and stretch your arms out in front of you with your palms facing you. Then, take a deep breath and stay in that position for a few seconds.
Seated Forward Pose
This pose stretches the back, lower back, and hamstrings, but also promotes a
better digestion and relieves the pain of menopause and premenstrual syndrome. Sit with your feet stretched out and your back straight. Breathe in and slowly lean your back forward so that your head meets your knees. Hold for a few seconds in this position and perform as many repetitions as you need.
The area of the body that accumulates the most tension and, therefore, suffers the most in these cases is the
neck and cervical. The cat pose focuses on relieving these tensions and ensuring the well-being of body and mind, because it also
alleviates the symptoms of anxiety and stress. Support yourself on the palms of your hands and knees with your back straight and your abs contracted. Inhale and arch your back at the same time, and as you exhale round your spine by bringing your chin to your chest. Repeat these exercises several times to feel relief.
This posture is so
simple and effective in relieving stress and the tension. Sit on the floor and place your right hand behind your back and your left on the opposite knee. Next, take a deep breath as you turn your body to the right side. Then, repeat the same exercise but towards the left side.
Don’t let its name scare you: this position, despite its gloomy name, is going to become your reference position, because in addition to
calming the body also relaxes (and a lot) the mind. Lie on your back with your feet turned out and your arms close to your body with your palms facing up. With your body completely straight, take a deep breath and exhale slowly, seeking complete relaxation.
The main objective of this position is
improve circulation, which greatly favors rest and well-being. Lie on your back and raise your legs on a wall, with your buttocks resting on it and your knees and back straight. You just have to stay in this position for a few seconds and take a deep breath.