Does the upcoming Election Day have you stressed? Relieve some of the tension with these 10 yoga poses from Daily Burn to reduce stress and anxiety.
1. Toe Squat
Kneel on your mat and tuck your toes under your feet. Lean back so your bottom is balanced on your heels. Feel a stretch in the arches of the feet and the toe joints. Focus on lengthening your spine so it’s straight, and bring your attention to your breath. Remain here for one minute.
2. Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana)
To come out of the toe squat, keep your toes tucked under and put your hands on the floor next to your knees. Lift your knees up so you’re standing on the soles of your feet with your upper body bent over. Grab your opposite elbows and relax the crowd of your head towards the floor, using the weight of your upper body to stretch the back of the legs. As you inhale, lengthen the spine away from the pelvis. Stay here for two minutes.
3. Down Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
Inhale to a flat back and step back to downward dog, holding for one minute. Let energy flow through your arms and out through the sit bones. Keep your neck long and draw your shoulders away from the ears. Press down through the heels as you exhale, which will help stretch the hamstrings, calves and Achilles tendons. Reach the right leg up and back and let your hip open up.
Find the rest of the Restorative Yoga Sequence here.