If you fit the profile of anxious people, yoga can solve your problem. Practice can be associated with cleansing the body and mind, eliminating tensions and aiding in the combat of stress and anxiety.
According to data from the World Health Mental Survey, about 30% of the population of large metropolises have or have had anxiety attacks in the past year.
Since you can not slow down the pace of big cities, much less change the world, the ideal is to start from the inside out. Change yourself, and then the way you approach things will change automatically. Practicing yoga will help you find inner peace and give you more energy and bring greater mental clarity.
To do this, try the 10 postures to help relieve anxiety.
Stork Posture (Padahastasana)
How to do it: Stand up and keep your feet and heels together. Leave your hands resting on the respective sides of the body and leave the spine straight. Inhale deeply and raise your hands. Exhaling slowly, bend the body forward. Leave the neck loose and fix the look on your belly button. Palms should rest on the floor.
– Hold for 10 deep breaths.
Benefits: aid in digestion and gastric problems; improves blood flow to the brain; lengthens legs and spine; and reduce tension in the back, neck and shoulders.
Posture of the Extended Triangle (Utthita Trikonasana)
How to do it: Move your legs about 5 spans apart. In order for the body weight to be well distributed, the left foot should face outwards, forming a 45º angle to the right. Lift your arms at shoulder height and, with lateral flexion, hold the right leg next to the cinnamon. The left arm should be raised in the direction of the ceiling. Look at the hand that is above.
– Hold for 5 to 8 deep breaths. Then switch.
Benefits: it is indicated for problems of hypertension and tachycardia; calms the nervous system; increases flexibility; strengthens muscles; lengthens the spine and decreases back pain.
Dog Posture Looking Down (Adhomukha Svanasana)
How to do it: stand up. Inhale deeply and bend the body forward, placing your hands on the floor, positioning them at the same width of the shoulders. It is important to keep the spine erect. Stretch your legs and place one at a time back, not bend your elbows and knees. It is important to inhale deeply and keep the abdomen tight. Eyes should be fixed to the floor.
– Hold for 15 deep breaths.
Benefits: develop flexibility of joints; lengthens the muscles of the leg and the entire extension of the spine.
Half Arch Stance (Ardha Chakrasana)
How to do: leave your feet together, your hands should be at the waist with your thumbs pointed toward the spine. Take a deep breath and lift your hips as hard as you can. To descend into the starting position, exhale deeply and inhale.
– Hold for 10 deep, slow breaths.
Benefits: expands the rib cage; provides flexibility to muscles; aids in hormonal regularization; besides providing more energy and stimulation to the nervous system.
Posture Reclatched angle (Baddha Konasana)
How to do it: sit down and, instead of crossing your legs, put your feet together and relax. Keep your torso erect and make your spine and head aligned.
Benefits: Increases flexibility in the groin area; help with shoulder strains; tones the inside of the thighs and knees, and replenishes the energies.