These asanas will enrich the blood with oxygen and release endorphins.
It so happens that the mood is bad - you are worried, stressed or tired. Studies show that inadequate supply of oxygenated blood to the brain can negatively affect mood. Fortunately, this is where yoga can help! Stretching promotes the release of endorphins and can increase the flow of oxygen-enriched blood. Performing yoga asanas during the day will improve blood circulation - and your mood. For example, try making these 5 poses:
- Fish Lord Pose (Matsiasana). This pose reveals the neck and chest, allowing blood to flow to the back of the throat and to the brain. It reduces anxiety levels - it is very useful to do it before bedtime.
- Baby Pose (Balasana). A very popular pose in yoga, and for a good reason: it allows us to relax and is very useful for the brain. It creates a dome shape that stretches the back, hip and hips. This stretching helps release endorphins and calm the mind.
- Inverted poses. Poses like Dog Face Down (Adho Mukha Shwanasana), Thumb Grip (Padangusthasana) and Headstand (Shirshasana) also lower and stabilize blood pressure.
High blood pressure contributes to anxiety and depression. All of these poses also help relieve symptoms associated with a change in hormonal levels.
- Boat Pose (Navasana). A great way to strengthen the muscles of the abdomen, back, arms and legs. During the performance of this asana, a lot of things happen - it can be compared with a boat fighting with stormy waves. In your practice, you are fighting negative thoughts in your mind. Focus on breathing. A calm sea in front; just need to believe it.
- Balance Poses. Asanas such as the Tree Pose (Vrikshasana) or the Eagle Pose (Garudasana) require concentration; they divert our attention from disturbing thoughts. Focusing on breathing helps you stay in the present and also helps maintain balance - both literally and figuratively.