It Only Takes 6 Minutes To Turn Your Day Around!
Have you noticed lately that everything around you seems to annoy you in some way or another? Are you feeling more irritable and easily snap at the slightest noise. Or do you feel like the walls are closing in multiple times per day? If any of these are true, then you my friend are suffering from high stress and anxiety. Stress is something we all need in our lives. Good stress is what keeps us motivated and moving throughout our day. Bad stress, however, is great for killing moods and momentum. Stress starts off as small, unnoticeable darts that hit us without our awareness. These darts add up over time and eventually compound into something much bigger.
If you feel yourself starting to slip from your mood and pressure building up, then it’s time to take on some yoga!
The following sequence is designed to relieve your stress and calm your mind. It only takes 6 minutes to change your whole day!
See the sequence below and be sure to pass this along to your friends who seem a little too stressed out.
12-Minute Yoga Workout To Calm Your Stress and Anxiety
1. Lotus Pose (Padmasana)
Begin in an Indian style position with your knees bent and legs folded. Pick your right foot up, and place it on top of your left thigh.
Bring your hands together at your heart. Keep your back straight, and make sure to repeat with the other foot.
This is the meditative pose that many people begin with in their practice. Think about why you are here and what you want to accomplish on the mat today.
.2. Low Crescent Lunge (Anjaneyasana)
Your outstretched leg can be lifted or flat on the ground. Sometimes it’s easier to increase the stretch in the back when the outstretched leg is resting flat on the ground.
The deeper you can get into this stretch, the more you will open your hips and psoas. If you bring your arms farther back and your gaze upward, you will bring the stretch more into your back.
Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat on the other side.
.3. Tree Pose (Vriksasana)
Don’t let this pose fool you. It’s much harder than it looks, especially if you struggle with balance.
Shift your weight to the right foot while slowly lifting your left foot to the inside of your right leg. Try to raise the heel as high up on your leg as you can.
Keep your hands at your heart to help with balance or raise them straight up over your head to challenge yourself even more.
Hold for 30 seconds to a minute and repeat with the other leg.
.4. Lord of the Dance Pose (Natarajasana)
Begin standing with your feet shoulder width apart and your arms at your sides (Tadasana, or Mountain Pose). Slowly reach your right arm forward and parallel to the ground for balance.
Bend your left knee while still keeping your thighs together. Hold onto your left foot with your left hand. As you slowly lean your upper body forward, begin opening the angle of the left knee. Arch your back for support and balance.
Try to keep your right leg straight, and reach out through your right fingertips and your left toes to increase the stretch.
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To Your Health And Wellness!