by Yoga Moods info 0

February 21, 2019

Did you know over 40 million people in the United States struggle with anxiety?

It’s crazy, right? That’s 18% of our populating struggling with anxiety.

The good news is there are ways to treat it. Now we aren’t doctors. If you are struggling with depression and anxiety you should consult with a professional. Once you’ve done that, you can also use yoga to help you get through the storm. Yoga has been proven beneficial for reducing depression and anxiety.

Here are some recommended poses from instructors and yoga teachers to reduce the ailments of anxiety and depression.

Yoga Poses for Depression

1. Corpse Pose
Corpse pose is the easiest and yet most difficult pose to master. This calming and meditative pose explores the mindfulness and state of self-awareness, which leads to a deeper awareness of the feelings of internal bliss and calm, as well as the body.

2. Easy Pose
Easy pose is an incredibly effective seated pose that helps with managing depression while healing from within. The easy pose helps relax the body, spirit, and mind by invoking relaxation of the brain and calm through the entire body.

Yoga Poses for Anxiety

1. Reclined Bound Angle Pose
Give yourself up to “letting go” with this pose. This pose is a great way to release pent-up stress and anxiety in several parts of your body. This pose invokes feelings of serenity and inner calm and helps provide relief from nervousness and anxiety.

2. Eagle Pose
This is a great pose that fosters a focus technique to get rid of anxiety and manage stress. This pose effectively relieves anxiety from the torso, thighs, hips, and shoulders – all areas that humans carry the most stress and anxiety.