As the number of coronavirus affected patient is increasing day by day, and the lockdown seems inevitable, people are getting anxious and depressed. The pandemic has made it really difficult to de-stress our minds and feel free or happy. In this case, yoga can be therapeutic. Practicing it everyday can promote relaxation and control your mind. Also Read - As Modi, Trump Spoke on Coronavirus, Yoga And Ayurveda Were on Focus
According to a study conducted at the Harvard Medical School, practicing yoga works by modulating stress response systems. This leads to a reduction in heart rate and a healthier level of blood pressure. Yoga poses have soothing effects and they can flush out negative thinking linked to depression and anxiety. Read further to know about the yoga poses that can help you in this regard. Also Read - PM Narendra Modi Suggests Practicing Yoga Nidra to Reduce Stress, Shares Fitness Routine Too
Also known as warrior pose, Veerbhadrasana improves body awareness and mind-body connection. It is also important to improve concentration and relieve stress. Also Read - ‘This is wonderful’: Ivanka Trump Thanks PM Modi For Sharing Yoga Video During Lockdown
How to do it:
- To begin, stand straight keeping your feet and arms close together.
- Lunge keeping your right leg forward.
- Also, let the left foot flat on the floor behind.
- Now, stretch your arms above your head.
- To lunge further, bend your left knee lift your left heel off the floor.
- Inhale when you twist your upper body.
- Maintain this position for five breaths.
Parvatasana is also known as the mountain pose. It helps in strengthening focus and concentration. It also helps in calming tensed muscles. This yoga asana has been found to be effective in relieving stress and tension.
How to do it:
- Sit in simple cross-legged position.
- Now, raise your hands.
- Hold the fist of one hand with the other one and stretch upward.
- Make sure you get a stretch in your abdominal muscles.
- Maintaining this position for 10-15 seconds and then relax.
- Repeat the asana 3 times.