Say goodbye to all that tension.
Use these tips to help cultivate calm or reset your emotions next time you find holiday stress getting in your way.
A special Daily Bliss practice series from the Live Be Yoga Experience.
Part of the reason we love yoga is that it builds strength and flexibility while reducing stress and anxiety. Hand exercise balls do the same thing, on a smaller scale. Science shows squeezing and releasing your hands can stop obsessive and anxious thinking, thus calming your mind and spirit. The same action also improves circulation and strength in your hands. Those benefits reduce pain and stiffness from hand ailments like arthritis and carpal tunnel. Further, improved strength and flexibility in your hands will help you hold and maintain Cobra, Crow, and Eight Angle Pose. Hand exercise is wonderful for you and doesn’t require an entire gym routine to do. Find hand exercise balls in a shape, material, and resistance you like and just leave them on your desk or around the house. Your stress level will go down, and you’ll be nailing that Crow Pose in no time. Have a look at our favorites below.
Bo Forbes tells us why the humble eye pillow is one of the most powerful tools for healing, health, and happiness—and how to use one.
Pick your poses. Two Fit Moms offers three ways to relieve holiday stress with yoga—active, passive, or a combo—in this sequence.
Tame anxiety with this short meditation and seated sequence.