Yoga Poses for Anxiety

Besides the calming effects of a general yoga practice, restorative poses, inversions and forward bends are especially calming to the body and mind, helping to reduce and prevent excessive anxiety. If symptoms of fatigue, depression and heart palpitations are present, the qi or energy of the heart center may be weak, and heart opening poses would both strengthen and calm the heart chakra. Twists, hip opening poses and sidebends will all help to balance the emotions, and thus help reduce feelings of anxiety.

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