5 Asanas for Anxiety

 

Try these 5 asanas to help ease anxiety:

1.) Lotus Pose (Padmasana)
This pose has the potential to awaken dormant energy at the base of the spine. It also facilitates the deep breathing necessary to achieve a meditative state. It is a calming and stabilizing pose that will help ease anxiety.

2.) Rabbit Pose (Sasakasana)
In this pose, you immediately feel relief on your neck, shoulders and back. It opens the back of the heart chakra, which helps let go of the need to please others. 

3.) Eagle Pose (Garudasana)
This pose helps to quiet the mind and bring attention to the body. Balancing poses generate join stability and improve focus. 

4.) Forward Fold (Paschimottanasana)
This is a very introspective pose that results in self-reflection. It is calming and helps relieve stress.

5.) Headstand (Sirasana)
This pose can help ease anxiety by reversing the blood flow, increasing circulation in the brain, calming the mind. It forces you to focus on the breath and to be present.