Samora Suber, RYT 200, said Child's Pose is her favorite for stress relief. It "helps to calm your nervous system with nurturing signals of being 'safe and supported,'" she explained. The pose also stretches your legs and hips while relieving tension in your neck and head, Suber added.
- Kneel on your mat with your knees hips-width distance apart, and your big toes touching behind you. Take a deep breath in and, as you exhale, lie your torso over your thighs. Try to lengthen your neck and spine by drawing your ribs away from your tailbone and the crown of your head away from your shoulders.
- Rest your arms beside your legs, with palms facing up, or try extending your arms out in front of you.
- Stay here for five breaths.