Yoga to relieve stress


Yoga has the power to reduces the impact of stress on the individual. A regular practice of yoga will strengthens the nervous system and helps you to face stressful situation positively.

We all know that unrelieved tension results both mental and physical disorders. Yoga gives internal clam and peace when you have to face stressful situation, you will help you to avoid that situation. Yoga will teach you the inner engineering of your body and when you are aware of the factors that how harmful the stress is, You realize that how important you have to manage stress. When you are aware of the bad effects and mechanism of stress you will easily manage it.

The diaphragm according to yogic science, is the seat of the intelligence of the heart and the window to the soul. During stressful situations, however, when you inhale and exhale, the diaphragm becomes too taught to alter its shape. Yogic exercises address this problem by developing elasticity in the diaphragm, So that, when stretched, it can handle any amount of stress, whether intellectual, emotional,or physical.

The practice of asanas and pranayama helps to integrate the body, breath, mind and intellect slow, effortless exhalation during practice of an asana brings serenity to the body cells, relaxes the facial muscles, and releases all tension from the organs of perception: the eyes, ears,nose, tongue and skin.

When this happens, the brain which is in constant communication with the organs of action, becomes shunga, or void and all thoughts are stilled. Then, invading fears and anxieties cannot penetrate to the brain. When you develop this ability, you perform your daily activities with efficiency and economy. You do not dissipate your valuable bio-energy. You enter the state of true clarity of intellect. Your mind is free of stress and is filled with calm and tranquility
Yoga asanas are very much useful to lead a fulfilling life. In modern world due to run for the material gain we all are become a victim of stress. Yoga will help you to lead a stress-free and peaceful life. Here I am sharing few  simple yoga asanas which are very effective and anyone can do it anywhere. There is no expertise required to do these yoga asanas.

Yoga asanas like, Tadasana( Steady and firm mountain pose), Tadasana Urdhava hast asana ( Mountain pose with arms stretched up), Tadasana Urdhva Baddanguliasana ( Mountain pose with fingers interlocked), Paschima Baddha Hastasana( Mountain pose with the arms folded behind the back) are very much useful to overcome stress. These yoga asanas are very easy and an average person can do it without any expertise.


It is a simple yoga asana. Actually, this pose is a starting pose of all the standing yoga poses.

How To do Tadasana:

Lifts the sternum and stand upright and steady state.

Stand in your bare feet.

stretch your arms with the palms facing thighs.

Finger should be facing the ground.

Keep your head erect and look straight ahead.

This will help to reduce stress and boost your self-confidence, and increases alertness.

Benefits of Tadasana:

Tadasana relieves depression.

Gives strength to knees.

It gives good shapes to your feet and strengthens feet.

It helps to tonnes the pelvis and abdomen.

Also relieves Sciatic pain, Haemorrhoids and strengths bladder.


The persons with, stress related headache, migraine, low blood pressure, eye strain, osteoarthritis of the knees, diarrhoea, insomnia and bulimia should avoid the practice of this yoga asana.

Tadasana Urdhva Hastasana( Mountain pose with arms stretched up)

This yoga pose is a variation of mountain pose with the arms extended upward.

Stand same as above and stretch your hands upwards.

This yoga pose improves self-confidence and fights against depression.

This yoga poses tones pelvis, torso and back

It stimulates  and tones abdomen.

Reduces sciatic pain and relieves arthritis.

Strengthens the hamstring muscle and knee joints.

Also helps the feet to be flat.


All the above precautions of steady and firm mountain pose and don’t hold this yoga pose for more than 15 seconds if you have a slipped disc. Keep the feet apart, if you have a prolapsed uterus, keep the tips of the toes together and heels apart.