Stress and tension represent trapped energy and yoga is specifically designed to get energy flowing freely through the body. The body stores stress as tension and a great way to release it is with yoga stretches.
This short and simple yoga sequence shouldn’t take you longer than 15 minutes. However, you can stay in any of the positions for as long as you like and repeat them several times if needed. It has been designed so you will need minimal props. A mat is not necessarily important to have as you can lie on a carpet but you will need a belt or rope for the leg stretches and perhaps a cushion and a thick book to support your head in child’s pose.
This yoga stretch sequence is great to do in the morning to energise you, or in the evening to help you unwind.
The sequence is on page 23-27 in this report: Yoga sequence