It’s no secret that exercise can maintain fitness, mental condition, and reduce stress. Launching the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, exercise is effective in improving mood, alertness, concentration, and overall cognitive function.
Want to get rid of stress, but don’t want to do sports that are too strenuous? Try doing the light movements below, let’s go!
1. Yoga pose downward facing dog
Quoting Everyday Health, yoga is a strength exercise that makes the body more flexible and resilient. In addition, yoga triggers the body’s relaxation response because it uses deep breathing. The biggest benefit is mental health, including stress management.
One of the most basic and easy yoga movements for beginners to do is a downward-facing dog or adho mukha svanasana in Sanskrit. As reported by Healthline, this yoga pose stretches the muscles of the back legs, lengthens the spine, calms the nervous system, treats headaches, and releases stress.
How to do it? First, do a plank and then push your hands forward while lifting your hips and stretching your legs back. Make sure your feet are straight and your heels point to the floor. Hold for up to 30 seconds.
2. The cat-camel stretch
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