10 Yoga Poses to Relieve Muscle Tension

Kneel on the floor, touch your big toes together, and sit back on your heels. Extend your arms forward and lower your forehead to the mat. Relax and breathe deeply.

Child's Pose (Balasana)

Start on your hands and knees with your back flat. Inhale and arch your back, looking up at the ceiling. Exhale and round your back, tucking your chin towards your chest.

Cat-Cow Pose (Marjaryasana-Bitilasana)

Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Slowly fold forward from your hips, keeping your knees slightly bent. Let your head and arms hang heavy.

Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana)

Start on your hands and knees. Spread your fingers wide and press through your palms as you lift your hips up and back. Keep your knees slightly bent and your heels reaching towards the floor.

Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

Sit on the floor with your legs extended in front of you. Hinge forward from your hips, reaching towards your feet. Keep your spine long and avoid rounding your back. 

Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)

Lie on your back with your arms extended out to the sides. Bend your right knee and cross it over your left leg. Let your right knee fall towards the left side of your body and turn your head to the right.

Supine Twist (Supta Matsyendrasana)

Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet hip-width apart. Press your feet into the ground as you lift your hips up. Interlace your hands underneath you and roll your shoulders back

Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)

Lie on your stomach with your elbows under your shoulders and forearms flat on the ground. Lift your chest up, keeping your lower body relaxed.

Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

Sit sideways next to a wall and swing your legs up against the wall as you lie down on your back. Keep your legs straight and relax your arms by your sides.

Legs-Up-The-Wall Pose (Viparita Karani)

Lie on your back with your arms by your sides and palms facing up. Close your eyes and relax your entire body

Corpse Pose (Savasana)

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