5 yoga poses to alleviate anxiety

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Practicing yoga can contribute to decreasing anxiety and can help you to better handle very stressful periods. Focus on poses involving forward flexion which are a little more introspective and which have a calming effect on the nervous system. Also, during your sessions, gently twist the spinal column; it is beneficial for the digestive system and for soothing backaches caused by stress.

1. Bend forward, feet spread wide apart

2. Twist the spinal column while seated

3. Bend forward, head to knees

4. Child’s pose

5. Pigeon

Eve Guilbert

Yoga teacher at Wanderlust and Énergie Cardio, Lolë ambassador for three years

I discovered yoga in 2008. Having done ballet from childhood to adolescence, I found in yoga the same benefits that dance brought me, and even more. In 2009, I started teaching different styles to group classes in fitness centres. This experience was very rewarding to me because, among other things, it helped develop my confidence. Meanwhile, my passion for yoga has grown steadily. Last year, I made the best decision of my life, which was to follow the Wanderlust teacher training. What I want more than anything is to continue to learn and to help students through the practice of yoga.

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