8. Child’s Pose
This is one of my favorite postures for relaxation. You can feel your tensions melting away! If you only have time to do one pose during the busy holidays, I can’t recommend this one enough!
Start out sitting on your knees, with your bottom on your heels. Inhale, and as you exhale, fold your body forward with a straight back, and rest your upper body on your knees and your forehead on the floor. Stretch your arms out in front of you, like in the photo above, or leave them resting by your side. Do whatever feels better to you – this pose is about letting go.
Stay here for as long as you like, focusing on your breathing.
Do you guys have any yoga poses that you turn to during times of holiday stress? Share your favorite stress-busting postures in the comments!