Yoga for Stress
Photography by: Fran Gealer
(This pose stretches the chest, shoulders, and hamstrings, and helps reduce fatigue and anxiety.) From the Standing Shoulder Opener, inhale and engage your leg muscles, then exhale and bow forward from your hips. As your arms lengthen over the back of your body, lift and engage your shoulder blades, as if connecting them with the base of your heart. Continue to stretch your shoulders backward, and feel the space being created in and around your heart. Hold this pose for 3 to 5 slow, steady breaths.