The best yoga asanas for relaxation
Sphinx Pose (Salamba Bhujangasana)
Lie flat on your stomach. Place your elbows under your shoulders, then begin to lift your chest. Draw your shoulders down your back and press your forearms down. Look forward and allow your chin to drop slightly.
Makarasana (Crocodile Pose)
Makarasana or the Crocodile Pose resembles a crocodile with its head above the water. The pose is perfect to end a strenuous yoga session. It is a beginner level Hatha yoga asana. Practice Makarasana on an empty stomach, preferably in the morning. Hold it for 3-5 minutes.
Reclining Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)
The Reclining Bound Angle Yoga pose is one of the most relaxing of all. Your body, spirit and mind stay in a relaxed state, encouraging other parts of the body to heal. Use it also to lower your blood pressure.