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8 Yoga Poses to Beat Holiday Stress

childs pose

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!

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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6:38AM PST on Mar 3, 2013

Very informative information must do, i want to add here a resources that might helpful to our commenter above please see here http://yogaexercisetips.net/

10:24AM PST on Feb 20, 2013

thanks

8:36PM PST on Nov 21, 2012

yoga is life

4:34PM PST on Nov 20, 2012

All these asanas are very helpful and easy to follow! Thanks for sharing!

3:28PM PST on Nov 20, 2012

I used all of these poses in my practice today. Very helpful thanks.

1:19AM PST on Nov 20, 2012

This article is quite useful and pracical.... added to favorites bar :)

12:00AM PST on Nov 20, 2012

thanks for the article

4:56PM PST on Nov 19, 2012

Thanks Becky, sure most of us need tips on dealing with holiday stress, and yoga can help.

11:31AM PST on Nov 19, 2012

Thanks for sharing

5:02AM PST on Nov 19, 2012

thanks so much

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