Instead of reaching out for antidepressant pills, bring out your yoga mat and try these poses the next time you feel low and depressed and see your mood perk up instantly.
Child Pose (Balasana)
The child pose or balasana is undoubtedly the most relaxing yoga pose that helps in calming the mind and rejuvenating the body with energy. It is also an effective yoga pose for relieving lower back pain, hip strain and shoulder and neck stiffness. It has a healing and restorative power that helps in providing mental and emotional relief. Sit on the yoga mat kneeling while bringing your knees together and resting your buttocks on your feet. Now, slowly lower your torso over your thighs exhaling so that your forehead touches the mat and your hand rest on the floor. Hold the position for 30 seconds to 1 minutes breathing regularly and come back to the starting position. This makes one repetition. Repeat it 3 to 4 times.