Holiday hustle giving you stress? Stay calm with these Yoga tips.

Holiday hustle giving you stress? Stay calm with these Yoga tips.

It’s that time of the year again when festivity fills the air. Heart feels happy while the brain gets tensed due to the pressure and demands of friends and family regarding last-minute shopping, market crowds, kids’ demands, planning food menus, home renovation, and other social engagements.

With so much in mind, how can anyone remain happy, celebrate, and still be calm? Well, yoga and meditation is the answer to staying calm and living stress-free by keeping your body, mind, and soul in sync.

Let us discuss some Yoga Asanas and tips to follow; that will help you manage well during the holiday hustle.

Improve your digestion with Vajrasana:

Festivity and food are co-related, so you can end up eating more, which might affect your digestion. Practicing Vajrasana will help you improve digestion. It needs to be practiced immediately after the meal.

How to do it?

  • Bend forward and drop the knees on your yoga mat.
  • Put pelvis on heels and position your toes outward.
  • Ensure your thighs press your calf muscles.
  • Keep the heels adjacent to each other.
  • Put your palms on knees positioned upward.
  • Set your back straight and look ahead.

Improve your strength and flexibility with Ustrasana:

Better known as camel pose, Ustrasana improves your body strength and flexibility. It is also known to help in alleviating thyroid-related disorders.

How to do it?

  • Kneel on your mat and place your hands on your hips.
  • Simultaneously, bend your back and glide your palms over your feet until your arms come in a straight position.
  • Keep the neck position neutral.
  • Hold this posture for some time.
  • Exhale out and gradually come back to the original position.
  • Bring your hands back to the hips while straightening up.

Improve your body balance with Ekapada Malasana:

Body balance is an important aspect of better posture. It helps in the better functioning of the nervous system and muscles in the body.

How to do it?

  • From a downward-facing dog, step the feet outside the hands.
  • Lower body downward into Malasana
  • Press down the heels firmly while sitting with wide feet.
  • Shift your body weight on your right foot.
  • Lift the left foot and extend your leg straight in front.
  • Flex the elevated foot and straighten your knee.
  • On maintaining balance, lift your hands from the floor and join your palms.

Improve your energy levels with Padahastasana:

Energize your body by eliminating anxiety, stress, and fatigue by practicing Padahastasana, well known as the ‘Hand under Foot’ pose. It helps to strengthen thighs and knees, besides improving blood circulation and concentration.


How to do it?

  • Breathe out and bend the upper body while dropping the head – keep shoulders and neck relaxed.
  • Bring the trunk near to your legs.
  • Try touching the knees with your forehead.
  • While folding ahead, try to move the torso from hip joints instead of the waist.
  • Put your palms on either side of the feet.
  • Attempt to keep your knees and legs straight throughout the asana.


In addition, practice meditation techniques like Aarambh Dhyan and Bhavigatha Dhyan. Yoga and meditation go hand in hand and give the best results.

If you need guidance, you can take a Yoga Subscription Plan and learn from professional yoga practitioners. If you are based in North Carolina, you can subscribe to Anjana Yoga Classes and learn Mind-balance Yoga.