6 Yoga Poses To Improve Your Mental Health…


6 Yoga Poses To Improve Your Mental Health



At present, everyone is slowly realizing the importance of mental health and giving it an equal priority as they give to physical well-being. With constant workload, people commonly suffer from anxiety and depression-like problems. Yoga is very beneficial not only for physical health but also for overall mental health. It will also help you to maintain a balance between your body and mind. Here are some of the best yoga poses you can do to maintain a healthy body and brain.

Anjaneyasana

This pose is very effective to maintain a healthy body and mind. Anjaneyasana is also called a high lunge. It delivers you many benefits like improved blood circulation and calmness for the body and mind.

Steps to do this pose:

  • While standing, take a deep breath and pull your one leg outside.
  • Bend the other knee and make sure it is in the line of other legs.
  • Press your ankles so they touch the ground.
  • Join both of your palms and raise them as much as you can.
  • Repeat this pose for the other leg too. Practice this pose daily for 5 minutes to relax your body and mind.

Garudasana

It is one of the effective and famous yoga poses, which is also known as the Eagle Pose. This yoga position can really improve your focus and prevent you from anxiety attacks. It is very easy to perform and can give you so many benefits. Garudasana helps you to relax your mind during stressful situations.

Steps to do this pose:

  • Stand comfortably and take a few deep breaths.
  • Now slowly put all your weight on one leg.
  • Then slowly wrap your other leg around the first leg. After that, wrap your hands around each other too.
  • Breathe slowly focusing and without losing your balance.
  • Repeat this for 5 minutes daily for effective results.
  • Do not do this pose if you feel pain in your hamstrings or limbs.

Virabhadrasana

Virabhadrasana is also known as Warrior Pose as it is a position commonly practiced by kings and warriors in ancient times. This yoga asana provides calmness and makes you feel relaxed while invoking a sense of power.



Steps to do this pose:

  • Stand in a comfortable position and spread your legs.
  • Keep your hips on one side and also keep your toes in the direction you are facing.
  • Bend your front leg at a 90-degree angle.
  • Now spread your arms and continue breathing steadily.
  • Hold this position for 2 minutes and repeat it for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Do not do for long durations if you have knee problems or your body is shaking.

Vajrasana

An excellent yoga pose for beginners and very easy to do. Vajrasana is very beneficial as it improves your focusing abilities, provides calmness, and aids indigestion. It’s also a type of meditation and can help you to increase your efficiency and productivity by increasing concentration power.

Steps to do this pose:

  • Sit in a comfortable position and initially take some steady breaths.
  • Now sit in such a way your ankles should be close to each other.
  • Now keep your hands on your thighs and relax your body and mind.
  • Keep your eyes closed and stay focused.
  • Continue this pose for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Do not do for a long duration as it can decrease the blood circulation in your legs.

Padmasana

It is the basic yoga pose but delivers a bunch of benefits. Padmasana can be difficult for some people who are suffering from obesity, but you can eliminate it with a little effort. This pose improves your mood by calming your brain, improves digestion, correct spinal alignment, and help in maintaining overall mental health.

Steps to do this pose:

  • Sit in a stable position with your legs crossed.
  • Now gently lift your right ankle and keep it on your left thigh.
  • Now put your left ankle on the right thigh.
  • Try to keep your ankles as close as possible to hips.
  • Now keep your back straight and rest your hands on your ankles.
  • Then breathe slowly and deeply for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Do it before bedtime or in the early morning for the best results.

Savasana

This pose is very beneficial for releasing stress and anxiety-like problems which are the leading causes of mental illness. Savasana is also called the Corpse Pose. It is extremely easy to do and does not require any special equipment. This is all about focusing on your breathing!

Steps to do this pose:

  •  Sleep in a relaxed state on a mat or carpet.
  • Now spread your arms and legs wide apart from your body.
  • Relax your body and try to loosen every body part.
  • Keep your eyes closed and try to concentrate on your breathing.
  • Do not fall asleep while performing this yoga pose.
  • Do it regularly before bedtime to get a sound sleep.

Final Words

Nowadays, because of increased stress, doctors are now starting to recommend meditation and yoga for dealing with mental health issues. They have realized that the ultimate solution for all these problems are various Asanas or poses. Anxiety attacks and depression are now common, and no one can keep themselves away from it. Therefore if you have mental illnesses or want to prevent yourself from these issues, start practicing yoga poses from today. It will not only benefit you mentally but also by other means which you cannot even imagine.

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