Manage stress with this ‘one minute’ Yoga asana

Coping with the hectic pace of today’s fast-paced life is stressful. Managing work, family, and personal life, all at the same time, can make you go nuts. If you ignore accompanying stress factors, you will land up, taking treatments for various lifestyle diseases and behavioral issues.

Noted actress Malaika Arora took to Twitter to share a one-minute Yoga asana to ease stress. In the latest video she shared on the social media platform, the actor performed the Marjaryasana, known as the cat-cow pose.

Terming the breath-synchronized Yoga beneficial for both mind and body, she wrote, “if you are anything like me, I’m sure your Monday starts with thoughts about the week. You think about everything you have to achieve and the things you need to do to achieve them. This causes involuntarily stress. This pose, done at any time of the day, can relax and ease stress thoroughly.”

How to perform Marjaryasana?

·       Stand in a tabletop position (on all fours) with your knees directly under your hips and your wrist under your shoulder.

·       The fingers should be upright and your feet should touch the floor.

·       Exhale and round your spine toward the ceiling. Drop your head and tailbone. Draw your lower belly in and up.

·       Push upwards from the floor with your hands to broaden across your shoulder blades.

·       Keep the hips over your knees and your arms straight to keep the movement in your spine.

·       To release the pose, return to a neutral spine.

The simple pose powers your brain and improves focus. It enhances blood circulation between the vertebrae of your spine, thus relieving back pain and stress.

“Try it this week and let me know if you feel calmer,” the actress signed off.

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