A regular yoga practice can assist with reducing stress, anxiety and tension. Learn about specific yoga poses that promote relaxation and calmness.Yoga Poses to Help Reduce Stress and Tension. Eagle Pose This pose requires you to concentrate and focus the mind to a single point, which is an excellent stress management tool. Standing Forward Fold Child’s Pose Thunderbolt Pose Variation. Stress can quickly creep into your life and can often be hard to shake. Yoga has shown to have a calming effect on the body and many poses have a stress relieving effect.