Handling the Holiday Stress-a-Thon – Part 5

 

 

 

 

In our last post, we talked about the importance of learning to relax.  Here are a couple of things you can do to help you relax your body and improve your mindset.  Neither of them takes much time.  You can easily fit them into your schedule and you’ll quickly reap the rewards from relaxation:

Yoga

Yoga will keep you limber and stretches the muscles in slow, easy, fluid movements.  You can do it as slowly as you like.  You don’t have to qualify as a Cirque Du Soleil acrobat to get the benefits of a good yoga practice.  Just do the postures to the best of your ability.  If it has been awhile since you’ve exercised, don’t expect to be limber overnight.  Give yourself time.

Tai Chi

 

Tai Chi is a very slow moving martial art.  Each and every movement is done slowly and through a complete cycle, works every muscle group in the body.  Even though it is not a strenuous exercise program, the health benefits for your bones and muscles are undeniable.