7 Top Yoga poses to ease anxiety and fatigue

These are my 7 top yoga poses to ease anxiety and fatigue. Remember that sequences should focus on quality and not always quantity. If you are under pressure, feeling anxious, stressed and fatigued, why beat yourself up about not having enough time to exercise or commit to your regular time frames for your yoga practice?

During these highly stressful periods, remember to do what you can and to be kind to yourself. This 5-10 minute sequence is about self nourishment, creating self awareness and becoming mindful of your breath.

  1. Come to lie on your back, take a few deep breaths to settle your mind and bring your attention to the present moment. Hug your right knee into your chest, keep both feet flexed. Hold for 5 breaths and repeat on your left hand side.
  2. Take a gentle twist, draw the right knee into your chest and cross over your midline at a 90′ angle. Extend your right arm out to the side, palms facing upwards and take your gaze to your right shoulder. Hold for 5 breaths and repeat on the left hand side.
  3. Hug both knees into your chest and gently rock side to side, massaging the kidneys and lower back. Gradually build up the momentum to rock backwards and forwards along the full length of your spine. Massaging your spine and organs.
    Hug knees to chest

    Hug knees to chest


  4. Setu Bandhasana: Supported Bridge Pose. Lie down on your back with your knees bent. Walk the heels towards your glutes until you can feel you middle finger touch your heels. Keep your arms at your sides, palms facing down. Exhale and press your lower back into the floor, with your next inhale slowly start to lift your spine and buttocks from the floor, tucking your tailbone under, one vertebrae at a time. This asana can assist in the relief of  symptoms related to anxiety, stress, depression and fatigue.