4 Yoga Poses to Ease Holiday Stress

Savasana: Corpse Pose

Lie down on the floor facing up. Release both extended legs to the side about hip-distance apart. Allow the feet to turn out equally and place both arms on the floor along side your torso, palms face up. Relax your tailbone down and away from your pelvis as you soften your lower back. Draw your shoulders down and away from your ears and keep your neck aligned. As you soften your body, relax the jaw and breathe normally. Rest here for 5 to 15 minutes.

Benefits:

  • Calms the brain.
  • Helps relieve stress and mild depression.
  • Relaxes the body.
  • Reduces headache, fatigue and insomnia.
  • Helps to lower blood pressure.

Take care of yourself this holiday season. Practice these poses daily so you can be more present to enjoy all the festivities.

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