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5 Best Yoga Poses for Mental Wellbeing

Mental Well-being is very important nowadays. Everyone is facing stressful situations most of the time. Except for Sleeping hours, almost every time people face stress to some extent. Handling stress became a new trend.

People have explored several ways to handle stress in daily life. That several ways include binge eating for a few, doing exercise & yoga for a few, doing shopping for a few, playing their favorite games for a few, playing with their pets for a few, and consuming alcohol for a few… So everyone accepts and follows the comfortable way to distress themselves. Some of them are good for physical & mental health but some of them are not good for health.

The best way to distress yourself is to incorporate yoga into your daily routine. Regular yoga classes will help you to know yourself physically & mentally. The practice of various Asanas & Pranayama helps to strengthen your body and make your mind calm. Just a simple technique of focusing on breathing helps to calm your mind and control thoughts. Meditation also plays an amazing role to achieve good mental well-being.

5 Best Yoga Poses for Mental Wellbeing

  1. Shashankasana
  2. Supt Vajrasana
  3. Vakrasana
  4. Sarvangasana
  5. Dhanurasana

Shashank asana

This pose helps to reduce the stress by positioning of keeping the head down in front of the body by compressing the abdominal area. Body positioning of the pose helps to increase blood flow to the head and brain area, making the whole body relax by flexing the spine completely. Thus helps in the release of stress free hormones.

The Shashank asana also helps to regulate the function of adrenal glands & reproductive organs.

Shashankasana/Child pose - Yoga for Mental Wellbeing

Supt Vajrasana

Supt Vajrasana is an advance form of Vajrasana in which the person has to lie down straight while maintaining vajrasana. The spine back bend takes place through this pose and gives a good stretch to the muscles of front side of the body, especially the thighs and chest muscles. The returning from the pose gives best relaxing feel ever.

Supt vajrasana also helps to regulate functions of kidney, liver, adrenal glands, reproductive organs. Also, help to reduce risks of cardiovascular diseases.

Yoga for Mental Wellbeing - Supt Vajrasana


An easy spinal twisting pose. This pose help to stretch and stress the spinal muscles and spinal nerves also. Stretching the spinal muscles and nerves will release the stress from whole body and mind.

Vakrasana also benefits in diabetes, digestive problems, menstrual problems. It improves the function of digestive organs, kidney, liver, testis and ovaries.

Yoga for Mental Health - Vakrasana


Sarvangasana comes under intermediate to advance the practice of yoga. Sarvangasana means by its name that all body parts are involved in holding the pose. The whole body’s balance should be maintained on the shoulders and head.

This pose flows the blood towards the head from the legs. Other benefits of Sarvangasana include regulation of the digestive system, reproductive system, endocrine system, circulatory and respiratory system. It helps to cure skin diseases and reduces acne and hair fall or any hair problems.

Yoga for Mental Wellbeing - Sarvangasana/ Shoulder stand


This is a very good spinal back bending pose. Stretch and stress of back muscles and spinal nerves help to reduce stress on the body and mind both. Other than stress relief Dhanurasana is also helpful in reducing belly fat and thigh fat. The daily practice of this pose tones the shoulder muscles and chest muscles, helping to increase lung capacity.

Yoga for Mental Health - Danurasana / Bow Pose

Regular practice of the above-mentioned poses helps to reduce stress on the mind and body as well. Happy Stress Free Life !!

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By Prashastii Patel

Dr. Prashastii Patel is a Physical Therapist & a certified fitness trainer. Being in the medical field, she loves to share information and knowledge about Health, Fitness and Wellness here on this blog. Dr. Prashasti Patel is the Founder of Kaushalyam Fitness & Wellness Center. She also runs another blog in the category of Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle. She has also done master in Reiki Healing. She treats people with Reiki also.

4 replies on “5 Best Yoga Poses for Mental Wellbeing”

Highly informative post Prashasti.Based on my personal experience and knowledge I would also like to recommend “Anulom Vilom” and deep breathing exercise( Bhastrika Pranayam) as also one of the good pranayama for relieve stress,anxiety and negative feelings.

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