Boost your happy hormones with this stress-relieving yoga pose
Tuesday, 9 February · 1 min read

Looking for a mood lifter? Yoga could be the answer.

Many people find yoga offers relaxing and stress-relieving benefits, and research suggests this is in part down to the ‘happy hormones’, known as endorphins, that are released by the body when you practise.

Today, why not try the relaxing ‘child’s pose’? Here’s how:

  1. Kneel on the floor with your knees hip-width apart. Your big toes should touch and your bottom should rest on your heels.

  2. Breathe out and lean forward until your body is between your thighs. Bring your head down toward the floor.

  3. Place your arms out in front of you, shoulder-width apart, with your palms on the floor. If this is too hard, rest your arms next to your body, palms facing up.

  4. Stay in this pose for as long as you feel comfortable, up to 5 minutes, and breathe deeply.

  5. Lift up and come back to a kneeling position to finish.

Quick Quiz
Yoga counts as a strengthening exercise. True or false?