3 Stress-Busting Yoga Techniques

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Sometimes stress is good for you because it helps you navigate out of harmful situations or stay away from them entirely. But stress isn't always so helpful if it's happening on a consistent basis based solely on regular occurrences in your life. Yoga may still seem like nonsense to people, but it has proven health benefits for those who commit to its practice. If you've been feeling under pressure at work or at home, it may be time to crawl out from under the weight with these three yoga techniques. 

3 Stress-Busting Yoga Techniques

Child's Pose 

Bending your knees, stretching your back, and extending the arms all allow you to surrender to a pose designed to zap the stress right out of you. This pose is meant to restore the body to its original state, giving your lymphatic and nervous system a way to come back into harmony. 

Eagle Pose 

This stretch may look complicated, but the intricacy of the body's position will give you the means to take your mind off of your worries and put it into the pose. Plus, it's a great way to work on your balance and flexibility if you've been feeling tense lately. When you open up the shoulders, back, and hips, you take pressure off the legs and back. This pose is recommended for those who want a challenging way to come back to center. 

Legs Up the Wall Pose 

It may look a little silly, but this stretch can actually do a lot to relieve the body of all kinds of tension. When the blood has the opportunity to flow back to the heart, it can help protect the body from not just everyday stress but also from the entire aging process. While not a miracle cure for everything, taking the time to get this pose right can give you just the boost you need to face Monday with a smile. 

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