Best Yoga Poses For Mental Peace

By: Joyce

“Yoga” is derived from a Sanskrit word “Yuj”, that means to unite physical and spiritual selves. Yoga boosts our mental and physical capabilities and improves not only the overall health in the long term but also stamina and strength.

It helps in maintaining the correct body posture, blood pressure, sugar levels etc. The best thing about Yoga is that, with regular practice, you attain a balanced mental, physical and emotional self; you accomplish peace of the mind. Some of the best Yoga poses for peace of mind are discussed in subsequent paragraphs.

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1. Sukhasana or The Easy Pose.

In my opinion, meditating in a stable sitting posture is the best way to achieve mental peace. You take your mind away from words and concentrate on your breath. You don not try to stop your thoughts; let them come and go. Your mind will gradually reach tranquility and you will experience the peace of the mind.

2. Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II).

This pose makes me feel stable and strong, giving me a sense of being content and unapologetic.

3. Ustrasana or The Camel Pose.

This pose makes you open and vulnerable to the external world, but at the same time, it reflects courage as the open chest facing the sky and the backward pushed head signifies your openness to face the elements.

4. Viparita Karani or Legs Up The Wall Pose.

The inversion therapy may be gaining popularity in recent times. This technique is literally the same, only a few thousand years old. It enhances respiration, metabolism, blood circulation and relieves pain especially in the backbone. All these internal processes are directly linked to the mental peace; when you achieve efficiency in them, you attain peace.

5. Janu Sirsasana (Head to Knee Forward Bend).

Turning you inward, this pose makes you feel at ease with what is happening around you. It pulls your body out of the daily tussle for supremacy and tends to relax your muscles at the same time. You are softened but have not given up your respect. It symbolizes total relaxing for the body and the mind.

6. Supta Baddha Konasana or The Reclining Bound Angle Pose.

Opening up your vital organs to the sky, this pose is deeply relaxing, as it optimizes the breath and makes it easy. The vulnerability ingrained in it gives you a sense of being in perfect unison with the complete world and the creator himself.

7. Sukhasana and Anjali Mudra (Easy Pose with Hands in Prayer).

I feel this pose combines the stability of sitting with the power of prayer. The folded hands show your satisfaction, while your stability allows you to concentrate only on your breath. This in totality gives you a sense of peace in the mind.


Inner peace or mental peace is a feeling of contentment, which is achieved through attaining a balance between body, spirit, and mind. Yoga primarily aims at helping you reach the state of stress-free peaceful mind through the practice of various postures.

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