7 Yoga techniques to de-stress in traffic

Apr 16 2018 09:05 PM
7 Yoga techniques to de-stress in traffic

Pollution is said to be a major concern but increase in population is turning out to be the biggest problem. With the increase in population, the traffic on roads also increase. In cities, if you are driving during peak hours then it will be really stressful. So here we are sharing some of the quick yoga ways to de-stress yourself in traffic.

1. Seated Head Massage
-Keep the spine erect and the head straight
-Breathing in, raise the right arm
-Place the palm on top of the head
-Gently massage the top of the head, in a circular motion, in a clockwise direction
-Keep breathing smoothly and deeply throughout the exercise
-Feel the tension in the head region easing
-Feel more relaxed

2. Blink, Squeeze, Eyes Open Wide
-Keep the spine erect and the head straight
-Close your eyes
-Blink your eyes rapidly about 10-15 times
-Blink your eyes slowly about 10-15 times
-Shut your eyes as tightly as possible
-Open your eyes as widely as possible
-Repeat the action a few more times
-Keep breathing smoothly and deeply throughout the exercise
-Feel the tension around the eyes being released

3. Jaw Release
-Keep the spine erect and the head straight
-Place the tips of your three fingers on the cheekbones
-Look for muscles that make knots
-Keeping your mouth relaxed, press firmly and massage the knots in a circular motion
-Pressing down firmly, run your fingers, down along the jaw line towards your chin
-Repeat the action a few more times
-Keep breathing smoothly and deeply throughout the exercise
-Feel the tightness in the face easing out

4. Neck Rolls
-Keep your spine, neck and head erect
-Breathing in, raise your chin up and take the head back
-Feel the stretch on your throat and the compression in your neck muscles
-Hold the posture for a few seconds
-Breathing out, bring your chin towards the chest
-Rotate your head slowly a few times in both clockwise and anti-clockwise motion
-Feel the relaxation in your neck

5. Ear to Shoulder Stretch
-Keep your spine, neck and head erect
-Breathing in, raise your shoulders to your ears
-Hold the posture
-Breathing out, drop your shoulders
-Repeat the action a few times Feel the muscles being squeezed in your upper back
-Feel the energy move up as the spine is being stretched

6. Quick Body Shake
-Sit straight and tall
-Keep your spine, neck, and head in a straight line
-Bring your hands near your chest
-Relax and loosen your wrists, shoulders, and head
-Shake your wrists, body, and head together (more like when you dance)
-Feel the stiffness leaving your body

7. Simple Seated Twist
-Sit straight
-Keep your spine, neck, and head in a straight line
-Breathe in and twist your body towards the right
-Twist your spine as much as you can
-Stay in this position for 5 seconds
-Breathe out and come back to your previous position
-Repeat on the other side

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