A Season for Self Care

  Contributed by staff writer Amanda Fraraccio

Contributed by staff writer Amanda Fraraccio

We are entering a season full of friends, full of family, full of fun. It’s a time overflowingly full. It can be difficult to balance all the things we need and want to do this time of year.  Holiday merriment may cross the line into mental, physical, and emotional stress.   Consider a way to stay centered and check in with yourself regularly, in as little as 5 to 10 minutes a day, yoga can help you maintain your physical health and your sanity. Breathing through one nostril at a time or taking an easy forward fold can stop a headache before it starts and release the tension in your neck and shoulders.  There is also the surprisingly effective “legs up the wall” pose. Seriously if you have not tried this one yet, give it a whirl, your nervous system will thank you!

Here is a quick reference for a few poses designed to de-stress your mind and relax your body. The links below add a few more helpful poses as well as some guidance on when, where, and how long to practice for maximum benefit.

 

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