Have you ever had one of those days when you’re just in a mood? For unknown reasons you feel stressed, anxious, irritated, and/or tired. And no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to break the funk.
Studies show that a lack of oxygenated-blood to the brain can negatively affect a person’s mood. Luckily, yoga can help with that! Stretching releases endorphins and can increase the flow of oxygen-rich blood. Taking time to do yoga poses throughout the day will improve blood circulation and your mood.
If you aren’t feeling like yourself and need a boost, don’t despair! Try these five yoga poses. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how getting in a good stretch will help to turn that frown upside down.
Fish Pose (Matsyasana)
Fish pose opens up the chest and throat, allowing the oxygen-rich blood to flow to the back of the throat and into the brain. Fish pose can help manage anxiety levels and reduce aches and pains that may be causing your bad mood. Doing fish pose right before bed is a great way to get a good night’s rest and prepare you for the next day.