Feeling low? Maybe you can try watching a stand-up comedy show on YouTube to get that momentary pick me up. If you do not want to go back to the cycle of mood swings, try yoga. These asanas recommended by yoga expert Sunaina Rekhi will make you happy instantly.
Adho mukha svanasana or the downward facing dog: This asana can provide a deep stretch to your upper back, shoulders, neck back and arms. The asana also helps connect with your breath and refresh your mind.
Vriksasana or tree pose: Balancing poses like vriksasana require concentration which takes your attention away from all the negative thoughts and troubles of the mind. Focusing on your breath will not only help you balance but also stay at the moment.
Matsyasana or fish pose: This pose will help manage anxiety levels and reduce the aches and pains that may be causing your bad mood. This asana opens up the chest and allows the oxygen-rich blood to flow to the brain and the back of the throat.
Balasana or child’s pose: This asana helps release endorphins and calms the mind. It is a profoundly gentle pose that stretches the neck, back, hips and thighs. The asana will also help you do away with any negative thoughts and stay in the present.
Sarvangasana or shoulder stand: Inversions like sarvangasana contributes to lower and maintain blood pressure that contributes to mood disorders like depression and anxiety. This asana can also assist to deal with symptoms related to hormonal imbalances.