7 yoga poses to reduce stress and find harmony

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1. Child's Pose (Balasana):

Kneel on the mat, sit back on your heels, and stretch your arms forward with your forehead resting on the ground. This pose gently stretches the spine and relaxes the mind.

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2. Cat-Cow Pose (Marjaryasana-Bitilasana):

Flow between Cat and Cow poses to release tension in the spine and promote deep breathing. Inhale as you arch your back (Cow), and exhale as you round it (Cat).

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3. Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana):

This iconic pose stretches the entire body, relieves tension in the back and shoulders, and encourages calmness by reversing blood flow.

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4. Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana):

Bend forward from your hips, letting go of stress in your neck, shoulders, and back. Keep your knees slightly bent if needed and let gravity do the work.

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5. Corpse Pose (Savasana):

End your practice with Savasana, the ultimate relaxation pose. Lie on your back, close your eyes, and focus on your breath as you release tension and surrender to tranquility.

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6. Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana):

Gently bridge the gap between stress and serenity with this heart-opening pose. It stretches the spine and strengthens the back muscles.

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7. Lotus Pose (Padmasana):

If you're comfortable in the Lotus Pose, it's a powerful posture for meditation and inner peace. It's a symbol of calmness and serenity.

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