Stress and anxiety are a part of life, especially if you are busy with a career and family. We all have ways to relieve stress but some may not be possible at all hours of the day (yes, I see you with that glass of wine in your hand!). A great way to combat stress and anxiety is the practice of yoga. There are many poses that not only help your body release tension, but your mind to settle down as well.
Put a pillow or a bolster under your hips while doing this pose. Let your arms be relaxed and focus on your breathing. This pose helps to relax the body and the mind. It also helps to restore tired legs and feet, so sleep can be more restful.
If flexibility in your spine isn't something that comes easy to you, then just looking at this pose is enough to cause back pain. The good news is that it is possible to increase your flexibility over time, and aside from being able to master a backbend