Try these calming Yin Yoga poses for instant stress relief whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed or exhausted.
Hey friends, Nina here, your Yoga & Meditation guide at Your Super.
How are you feeling today? Have you taken the time to check in with yourself lately? Sometimes creating space for yourself to calm down really goes a long way.
In today’s article, I want to share 4 calming Yin Yoga poses for stress relief with you. These simple asanas (physical yoga postures) allow you to unwind and calm down the nervous system, even if you’re short of time.
Yin Yoga is a slower-paced yoga style that really helps to work into the parasympathetic nervous system, also known as our 'rest and digest' mode.
While most forms of yoga focus on building muscle strength and increasing flexibility, yin yoga centers on stretching the deep connective tissues, such as ligaments, tendons, and deep fascia- the tissues that surround the muscles.
This deeper connection is why yin yoga is often called ‘yoga of the joints.’
So while you’re practicing, try to focus on whether you’re clenching your jaw or holding on to any tension.
The following asanas have a soothing and calming effect on our nervous system:
1. SEATED FORWARD FOLD (Caterpillar)
How to do caterpillar pose:
Benefits of Caterpillar Pose:
2. SWAN POSE
How to do the Swan pose:
Benefits of Swan Pose:
3. BALASANA (Child’s Pose)
4. LEGS UP THE WALL
About Nina: With a degree in social work and psychology, Nina has been interested in the studies of the human mind and behaviour from an early age. She is a certified yoga, meditation & breathwork teacher, has trained in Hatha/Vinyasa and holds additional certifications in Restorative, as well as in Yin Yoga. "Mindfulness is every being's birthright" is Nina's 'above-all' approach in interaction with others. Follow Nina’s mindfulness journey here.