Best Yoga Poses For Anxiety Relief

Anybody who has ever been outside their home has realized that the hustle of life can easily become the cause of some serious anxiety and stress. Just take a look at anybody, and you will be able to see their worry lines on their forehead. But not to fear; by incorporating some yoga moves when you are feeling overwhelmed with anxiety and stress, you can easily help relieve those symptoms and get back to being you. But before we can relieve your anxiety, we must first understand what anxiety is.

What Is Anxiety Anyways?

In general, anxiety is a mental disorder that can cause you to feel worried, nervous, fearful or even apprehensive. If you have anxiety, you essentially get a feeling of being overwhelmed when you think of things in the future.

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For example, you may start feeling anxious and nervous when you think of having to go to work on Monday.

When you are having an anxiety attack, it can also affect how you behave. If the symptoms last for a prolonged amount of time, they can even start to physically affect you as well. There is no other way to put it, anxiety is just plain unsettling, and even though a mild amount may not be that serious, a more severe attack can be so bad as to negatively affect your everyday life.

You’re probably thinking that you always have an anxiety attack every time you are faced with a new challenge. In this instance, feeling a little worried or intimidated is 100% normal. It’s when your worry starts to affect your sleep, how you feel, and the way your body functions that it starts to become a concern.

Anxiety is typically a reaction that has been blown out of proportion compared to what is normally expected when faced with a certain situation.

Now that we know what anxiety is, how can yoga help to relieve the symptoms of it?

How Can Yoga Help With Anxiety Relief?

Yoga is great for helping to relax you and calm any type of anxiety that you may be feeling. Yoga will give you a full body stretch, as well as stimulate some of the different hormones within your body.

On top of that, it also helps to heal your nervous system. This healing of your nervous system will cause your body to release endorphins, the happy hormones. These alone will help alleviate any anxiety and help you start to feel better.

Stretching has been proven to relax your body and also calm your mind. By doing this, your body will be able to release any tension that may be trapped within it more easily.

Here are some of the best yoga poses for anxiety relief.

Best Yoga Poses For Anxiety Relief

Here are some of the best yoga poses that you can add to your daily routine to calm your mind and relax your body. These are especially helpful for when you are feeling anxious and worried.

Do your best to spend about 3-5 minutes doing each pose to get the maximum benefits. Remember that while doing yoga will help to alleviate some of your anxiety symptoms, it is not by any means a cure for anxiety. But by you enjoying these poses, you will be helping to nurture your mind and body.

  • Child’s Pose

During yoga, Child’s Pose is often used to rest. It is common for people to use Child’s Pose to relax and regroup between more challenging poses. It is very useful in releasing tension in the shoulders, back, and neck, which is where many people tend to hold their stress.

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Child’s Pose also helps promote relaxation through steady, conscious breathing, which ultimately helps to calm the nervous system.

When using Child’s Pose to help relieve anxiety, feel free to hold the pose for as long as you would like to. When you have finished, slowly move back to an upright position and make a note of how relaxed you are feeling.

  • Tree Pose

The Tree Pose is a fundamental pose when it comes to easing your anxiety. When you implement basic balances, you are promoting focus, awareness, and concentration. These all take your mind away from your anxiety and put the attention on yourself.

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The best thing about Tree Pose is that you can do it literally anywhere you can stand up. Standing in line at the grocery store, while eating lunch, or even waiting to cross the street. This makes it one of the best yoga poses for anxiety relief.

If you feel anxiety creeping in, simply go into Tree Pose.

  • Warrior III

Once you are comfortable balancing on one leg, the Warrior III pose will help you to lengthen, strengthen and challenge yourself. This pose will not only help to improve your core strength, coordination, posture, and balance; it also helps stimulate your abdominal area, which will improve your digestion. And this is imperative when it comes to fighting anxiety according to recent studies.

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Plus, since Warrior III is a more challenging pose, it will shift your mindset to focusing on your pose, which takes it away from your anxiety.

  • Legs Up The Wall Pose

Legs Up The Wall Pose is excellent when it comes to relieving lower back tightness and pain, as well as the symptoms of anxiety. Plus it helps relieve menstrual cramping, arthritis discomfort, lowers high blood pressure and reduces insomnia.

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When it comes to anxiety, depending on the severity, it can just plain ruin your day. By implementing anxiety relief techniques like the yoga moves listed above, you will be able to keep yourself calm and your anxiety at bay.

What makes yoga for anxiety relief even better is that you can do it anywhere. It does not take much space to do any of the yoga moves that will help you relieve your anxiety.

Just try to spend a few minutes doing each pose, and you will feel yourself start to feel a lot calmer, more relaxed, and more like yourself.

This article is originally published on SundayScaries.

Hugs,

Shaline

4 Benefits of a Spring Detox

Spring brings new hopes and promotes the positive vibes. So, it is the best time to embark on a detox plan. In winter we feel too indulged in food and drinks and it seems nearly impossible to do a detox. But there is no such issue in spring as you are full of energy and the weather is also in your favor making the whole detox plan easier on you. You need to keep in mind that detox is not a permanent weight loss plan, it just provides a jump start towards the whole process. You would still have to plan for regular exercise and follow a healthy eating routine. Here are some reasons why you might need a detox and the benefits it will bring for you.

Why Spring Detox?

We are constantly exposed to the toxics in this modern world due to the air pollution as well as the foods we intake. Even our livestock is treated with drugs and the crops are sprayed with pesticides which pose serious threats to our health with their harmful side effects. So, it is a great idea to plan for a spring detox to get rid of all these toxins and provide a fresh start to your body for a stronger immune system and an improved blood circulation. But why spring? Well, spring represents renewal and refresh – it is the perfect season to detox your body and mind and elevate your life.

 

Benefits of Spring Detox

A spring detox has various benefits from an improved immune system to elevated energy as well as better circulation. The list of benefits continues, we can sit here for hours to be honest. But we won’t. Instead I’ve compiled a list of quick benefits a spring detox can have in your life. Check them out!

1.     Weight Loss

If you are planning to lose some weight then the spring detox is the best way to start with. It will provide you with the perfect kick start towards your weight loss goals and help you achieve them at a faster rate. So, start off this spring to get better outcomes with improved energy levels and a quick metabolism.

2.     Elevated Energy

Speaking of energy, yes! Detoxing can increase your energy levels. This helps you to work out twice as hard and longer for better results. The more active you are, the more you move, the more you lose weight and improve your overall health.

3.     Better Digestion

There is clinical evidence that detoxing also helps greatly with the digestion. As the toxicity might lead to various health issues such as bloating, nausea, furred tongue, constipation, gas, indigestion and a toxic liver. However, all these issues can be avoided by indulging in a spring detox.

4.     Improved Immune System

A spring detox is also beneficial in improving the immune system immensely. It helps to avoid colds and the flu, blemishes, cellulite, tiredness, fatigue and puffy eyes by improving the lymphatic system. It also helps to clear the sinuses by vanishing congestion and improving the lung function. It also resolves the urinary tract issues by increasing the urine output. In other words, it improves the immune system and doesn’t let the illnesses take over.

So, go ahead and try a spring detox and see for yourself how much it benefits your overall health and well being! Leave a comment below if you would like help or more info on getting started with a Spring detox.  It isn’t as scary as it sounds.

Hugs,

Shaline

I was nominated for a Blogger Recognition Award

How cool is it to be nominated for a Blogger Recognition Award! I was so surprised that I was nominated.  Much gratitude to michelleonyourside to nominate me. As I read the nomination I realized how much time and effort was put into it. I really appreciate the time michelleonyourside puts into her blog. If you have a few minutes please stop by and enjoy! She helps you make sense out of healthcare.

The Rules

-Thanks to the blogger that nominated you.
-Write a post to show your award.
-Give a brief story of how your blog started.
-Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
-Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
-Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

My Why

I was a business analyst at a major aerospace corporation several years ago, then a stay-at-home mom for over 14 years.  When I got divorced, I worked temporary jobs then landed an Assistant Property Manager position. When I was laid off,  I had time to reflect.  I also had digestive issues (acid reflux).  I took several medications; however, none of them helped my reflux.  I looked into taking a holistic approach.  That is when I enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I learned about several dietary theories and applied some of them to my life. After graduating from IIN, I became a Certified Holistic Health Coach. I created my blog to share with others what I learned and my goal is that the content on my blog would help others and make a difference in their lives.

My Advise to the New Blogger

First, blog about what you love. When you blog about what you love, your content will come more easily.

Second, I learned that when you first began blogging, it is important to be consistent.  When I first started my blog, I was very inconsistent and life got in the way.  There were periods of time that I didn’t have time to blog.  Earlier this year, I took a stand, and decided to commit to blogging at least once a week.  However, I found that I wasn’t getting any followers.  So, I started blogging every day. It takes time to get started, so be patient and have fun.

Blogger Recognition Nominations

Forever Green Mom – Kim is one of my all-time favorite bloggers.  I’ve followed her blog for years and I met her before Facebook was big.  We were both members of the same Yahoo group. Her blog covers health/wellness, going green, home/garden, recipes, and family.

The Wacky Spoon – I love receiving her emails. Her blog is about fresh and flavorful meals made at home.  She embraces the farm-to-table movement.  She shares her passion with all of us.

Leslie Nichole – Leslie has a lifestyle blog where she shares self care, recipes, and lifestyle tips.

Ellen Travelling Kitchen – Ellen Travelling Kitchen is a travel and food blog.  She has awesome recipes on the blog.

Little Vintage Nest – This is one of my favorite blogs. I love her posts about home decor.

Spiritual Life Designs – Life Coach Dawn Brierley’s blog is about inspiring others to design a life their way.

Natalia Nowell – Natalia is a just a gal on a mission to living her best life by helping others with posts about handling stress, self-improvement, and self-care.

Ladies Make Money – They help guide ladies on how to monetize their blog, suggestions on how to make money, and they have other monetary tips.

All the Frugal Ladies – This blog has a ton of resourceful information ranging from tips on living a frugal lifestyle to tips on finance, business, career, and education.

I Love Vegan – This blog is your go-to for vegan recipes.

Passionately Raw –  If you’re a raw foodie, you will love this blog.  It is all about raw…juicing, detoxing, etc.

Heart of a Baker – I love this vegan and travel blog.  She has tons of yummy vegan recipes and tips for eating vegan while traveling!

My Sweet Keto – My Sweet Keto was started by a couple. Their blog has useful information on living a keto lifestyle: nutrition, fitness, and wellbeing. And they share keto and low-carb desserts!

Notamodel – This is one of the most popular lifestyle blogs. Love Marina’s blog! Your go-to for fashion tips! You don’t need to be a model to look good! She also has tips for starting your own blog that gets attention.

Over 50 Feeling 40 – Fashion tips for women over 50 feeling fabulous!

Thanks again Michelle!

Have a great day!

Shaline