With midterms barely ending and finals coming up you can feel the stress rising. Never mind the reason to your stress, the important thing is finding ways to relieve it. These 15 yoga poses will not only relieve school stress, you will also feel much more relaxed by the end of it!
1. Child’s Pose
This pose allows you to melt into the ground. One of the best poses to start with because it sets the intention of relieving stress.
2. Warrior One
A power pose to bring in positive energy. You will feel like a warrior.
3. Warrior Two
Extend arms to the side to obtain strength. This will help your mind feel confident.
To be a mountain is to be big, steady, and grounded. A strong stance of commence and growth.
Holding your arms allows you to drop your head and feel the tension unfolding. Literally, letting go of the weight in your shoulders.
6. Upward Dog
A pose that allows you to take a breather because of it’s need to inhale and exhale to feel relaxed.
7. Downward Dog
When doing this pose you’ll get everything in your body working. This is a good resting point to get a breather.
8. Pigeon Pose
This pose gives you a spiritual energy feeling and a sense of meditation that makes you want to breathe in.
9. Double Pigeon
Aka, good for the glutes pose. This works many parts of your body and isolates the muscles leaving a feeling of relaxation.
10. Yogi Squat
Expands and aligns your spine. While this may make you feel like you’re in a weird pose, it actually gets you to get closer to the ground, which makes you feel more grounded like you have things under control
11. Thread the Needle Pose
This pose will make you think on your spine rather than your stress. It is a relaxing pose for your shoulders and helps you create space within you shoulders. Not only that, but it also helps you remove tension and create space.
12. Cat Pose
Flex your spine to feel intimidating like a cat. This way, your stress will feel intimidated. It is a flexion of your spine, creating space for your back.
13. Cow Pose
The counter-pose of cat. Interchange between cat and cow pose to feel the flexibility in your back.
14. Happy Baby
Pose on your back with hands on your feet and knees bent with knees towards your shoulder gripping your feet. This may be an awkward pose, but it certainly will get you to smile.
15. Corpse Pose
Last but the best pose of all. Quick! Play dead. This allows you to lay flat on the ground and relieve all the poses you just did, feeling satisfied that you’ve accomplished these poses, hence feeling less stressed.