Last week I could barely breathe as I was dealing with a very minor mishap. What the heck? I had endured a lot in my life and this minor thing was just the last match to ignite my fuse that was spent. Can any of you relate?
Stress demands all of our energy so I wanted to give you an 8 pose yoga sequence for stress relief.
Yoga gives us tools to cope. When inner peace is nowhere to be found, it’s time to tune into the body. One technique is to notice where stress or panic lands in the body, and take our mind and breath there. Eventually, we want to get into a forward bend, which increase the exhalation, leading to the relaxation response. Forward bends are also restorative and move the needle of our battery back to the black. The following forward bend sequence can help address the symptoms of stress.