An optimal yoga sequence for anxiety will include poses or asanas that will help you stretch each part of your body, and then ending with a Savasana or Corpse pose, to deeply relax your body and mind.
As you stretch your chest and back in Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), your legs in Upavistha Konasana (Seated Forward Bend), or as you make a deep twist in Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes), you will feel your body loosening and preparing for relaxation.
While some people may prefer a release through a more physical outlet, such as through a traditional workout, when you practice yoga your focus is not tensing the muscles through exercise but relaxing them to ward off the physical symptoms of anxiety. You may find pockets of tension throughout your body when you are anxious, such as in your back, your shoulders, your neck, or your chest; by partaking in a slower, deeper form of yoga, your muscles can begin to relax.
Savasana, a common finishing pose in yoga, is an excellent way to make sure every part of your body, from head to toe, has benefited from your practice. This asana is perfect to close the practice as it allows your body and mind to fully deeply relax.