4. Bridge Pose
This pose both stretches the back and opens the space around your heart, which is believed to force energy away from your anxious thoughts and change the blood flow of your body, releasing emotions. Achieve this pose by laying on your mat with legs bent and arms down to your sides. Slowly lift your bottom and back off the mat and places your hands underneath, either grasping each other or your ankles, for a full stretch. Release and repeat.
5. Child’s Pose
Child’s Pose is one of the most relaxing poses that also encourages better blood flow towards your brain. Sit on your knees that are spaced shoulder-width apart. Take a deep breath and lower your torso down towards your thighs, extending your arms forward. Rest your forehead to the mat and breathe deeply. You can keep your hands forward or move them to your sides.
6. Fish Pose
The fish pose is known for light back and shoulder stretching, and ridding your body of anxiety. Begin by lying on your back with arms at your sides. Slide your hands under your buttocks and keep them there. Then inhale and lift your upper back and head off the floor, pressing your forearms and elbows into the floor. You can keep your legs straight out in front of your, bend at the knee or the most complicated- folded like the Lotus pose. While in fish pose, take several breaths and lower torso and head back down.