Soften spots that tend to cling to stress and tension (hello, low back, hips, and thighs!) with grounding squats, passive backbends, mild inversions, and refreshing twists. Energetically, the poses aim to rebalance apana vayu (downward-moving energy), allowing the mind to calm and the body to relax. Here’s the perfect sequence to calm frazzled nerves. As you progress through the poses, you’ll encourage the nervous system to settle down; the breath retention and rhythmic breathing exercises will help your body and mind emerge refreshed.