Yoga Can Help During Stressful Holiday Season

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Now with the many holidays fast approaching, here is the rest of the Feature Blog Post:

How To Relax and Enjoy the Holidays

A celebration is supposed to be a happy day, the kind that makes great memories. Everyone needs holidays to balance out the toil! But what about the obstacles that take a perfectly good holiday and make it feel like work? With a few simple yogi fixes, you can turn these modern problems around and ensure everyone has a fun time.

Do you make these holiday mistakes?

  • Mistake: Carrying a Heavy Stress Load: staying up late, getting up early, texting, blogging, tweeting, e-mailing, then running around all day can wear a person down!  A little stress can be motivating, but too much stress is like too much salt– it ruins the meal. The Sun Salutation, a flowing yoga series, helps combat the bad effects of stress. Watch this video to see Yoga Man defeat The Stressor using yoga!
  • Exercise is a proven antidote to the toll stress takes on your body. Even just ten minutes of Sun Salutations at night can help you wind down. When done in the morning, the Sun Salutation can help you get moving. This is really helpful to reduce the health risks your body bears when it is in stress mode.


  • Mistake:  Reaching for the Junk Food: Eating in moderation just doesn’t go with certain holidays like Halloween, where candies abound. Of course, the best thing to do is to not eat junk. But if you end up reaching for the candies a little more than you ought, here’s something the yogis recommend:  Rock Pose/Vajrasana. To sit in Rock pose, first kneel and then lower down so you are sitting on your heels. Do it watching TV or sorting Halloween candy, just do it as often as you can. It’s recommended by the yogis to aid in digestion and help with elimination.

These yoga fixes have been practiced for ages and can help you fix mistakes and make any holiday a little healthier and happier!

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Aruna Kathy Humphrys
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