I don’t know about you, but I’ve been feeling a little stressed and anxious lately. COVID-19 is all that people seem to be talking about these days. The constant coverage from the media paired with the fact that we all have to self-isolate may lead to some anxious thoughts. Since all our routines have been disrupted due to this pandemic, it’s natural to feel a little lost and anxious. Instead of binge-watching Netflix, try and stay active. So if you’re feeling anxious, try doing these stretches to relieve anxiety and stress:

1. Downward Dog

This yoga stretch will help you get rid of mild anxiety and depression by allowing you to stretch your chest and take deeper breaths. So if you want to this stretch, make sure your feet are shoulder-width apart and try to touch your heels to the floor.

2. Child’s Pose

This stretch will help you melt the stress away. Child’s pose helps control your blood pressure and helps with insomnia. Here’s how you can do the child’s pose:

3. Butterfly Pose

This particular stretch not only enables you to calm your mind, but it also stretches your hips and helps reduce menstrual cramps. The closer you bring your heels to your hips, the deeper your stretch will be. Here’s how you can do the butterfly pose:

4. Bridge Pose

The bridge pose will help you stretch your hips, back and shoulders. It will also make you feel lighter mentally and physically. Here’s how you can do the bridge pose:

5. Cat & Cow Pose

This pose is great to strengthen and stretch your entire back. It also helps you take in deeper breaths which will help you relieve anxiety and stress. If you feel like doing the cat and cow pose, then here’s how you can do it:

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