Top Yoga Poses for Anxiety Relief  

Written By  Aquib Nawab, BBA

Medically Reviewed By  Dr. Sandeep Madaan, MD (Ayurveda)

Child's Pose (Balasana) 

A calming pose that gently stretches the hips, thighs, and ankles. It promotes relaxation and relieves stress. 

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Cat-Cow Pose (Marjaryasana-Bitilasana) 

A gentle warm-up pose that improves spinal flexibility and relieves tension in the neck and shoulders. 

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Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana) 

A soothing pose that stretches the hamstrings, calves, and lower back. It helps calm the mind and release tension. 

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Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) 

A rejuvenating pose that strengthens the arms and legs while stretching the back and hamstrings. It promotes relaxation and reduces anxiety. 

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Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana) 

An energizing pose that strengthens the back muscles and opens the chest. It relieves stress and anxiety while promoting confidence and self-esteem. 

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Triangle Pose (Trikonasana) 

A grounding pose that stretches the hips, hamstrings, and spine. It promotes balance and reduces anxiety by releasing tension in the body. 

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Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana) 

A calming pose that stretches the back, hamstrings, and calves. It promotes relaxation and reduces stress and anxiety. 

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Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana) 

A gentle backbend that strengthens the back, glutes, and legs. It helps alleviate anxiety and promote a sense of calm and balance. 

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Legs-Up-The-Wall Pose (Viparita Karani) 

A restorative pose that improves circulation and reduces stress and anxiety. It promotes relaxation and can improve sleep quality. 

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Corpse Pose (Savasana) 

A final relaxation pose that promotes a sense of calm and relaxation. It reduces anxiety and helps to center the mind and body.

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Key Takeaway

Incorporating these yoga poses into your daily routine can help to alleviate anxiety and promote a sense of calm and balance in your mind and body. 

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