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Best Stress-Relieving Yoga Poses

While stress relief is often one of the first things you think of when you think of yoga, the truth is that while more athletic forms of yoga are awesome for getting out tension, there are certain poses that are better for cultivating relaxation and helping you get your zen on.  The next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, roll out your mat and practice these poses to help soothe tense muscles and calm your mind.

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Child’s Pose

Child’s pose is a restful pose that you can always come back to in your practice and is also great for stretching out the hips and low back and soothing the digestive system.  Being kneeling on the floor, knees about shoulder-width apart. Exhale as you stretch back, resting back on your thighs and letting your shoulders relax.  If you are particularly tense throughout the upper back and neck, use a bolster or folded blanket to rest your torso and forehead on.  Begin holding the pose for about 30 seconds, and gradually progress.

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Stress-Busting Hacks

We all know just how overwhelming stress can be – and thinking about managing your stress can quickly cause even more stress!  If you’re needing a little extra help to wind down, these simple tips are great to keep in your arsenal.

Practice Gratitude

While staying positive is a great way to combat stress, it’s not quite that easy!  Taking the time to practice gratitude is a great way to help train your brain to notice the positives.  We suggest keeping a gratitute journal, where you get into the practice of writing down 3-5 things each day that you are thankful for.  Before you know it, you’ll find that you’ll begin to find the good that is around you.  Because not every day is good, but there is good in every day!

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