Whether it’s your job, children, family, finances, or health, stress can take a toll on your body. I have anxiety and sometimes it's hard for me to calm my mind down. My mental lists have lists. Yoga is a great way to wind down and relax, which is way better for your health!

Yoga has been shown to have a calming effect on the body and many poses have a stress relieving effect. Some poses are specific to reducing backaches, fatigue, and anxiety. Other moves are known to relieve stress and massage the spine.

Take a look at these easy, step-by-step instructions on how to perform 13 stress relieving yoga poses as well as their health benefits. Just a couple of these poses for few minutes a day can do a world of good!