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Yoga For Stress With Kerry
Kerry Kalu • Ep 2
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Yoga For Stress With Kerry
Yoga For Stress With Kerry
Kerry Kalu • Ep 2 • 04:05

Have you had a hard day at work and are you feeling anxious and worn out? Or maybe you have trouble relaxing before bed? Well, stretching it out could be the answer—it might be easier than you think! Stretching may be included into your everyday routine to help you unwind and reduce stress, whether it's before bed or after work.

Our muscles have a tendency to stiffen up after a busy day, which causes discomfort and weariness. Stretching for only a short while can assist to relieve that tension and lessen the physical strain. If you want to target those typical stress-holding regions, concentrate on doing mild stretches for your legs, back, shoulders, and neck.

Stretching is also a great opportunity to develop mindfulness and concentrate on the present moment. Stretch, take a deep breath, and let go of your worries for the day. Stretching mindfully may help you unwind and get a better night's sleep since it may induce a mood of tranquility and peace. Therefore, spend a few minutes to stretch out your muscles the next time you're worried. Both your body and mind will benefit from it.


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- [Kerry Kalu] - Hey, guys. I'm gonna show you some stretches that I love to do after work or right before bed. These are some that you can do in bed, on the floor, on your chair, whatever you prefer. I like to start with a deep breath in, a deep belly breath. Fill yourself and take up space, and breathe it all out. After three of those, I like to take my right arm, take it up into a circle, going backwards until you land on the floor. Put your left hand on your chest, and take your chin up, and explore that area. Twist it up and down. Away from your shoulder, towards your shoulder. You should feel this stretch from the bottom of your jaw, all the way to your sweet little fingertips. I'm breathing as you go. Let's reset, bobble into the center of yourself. Take some more deep breaths. Let go of the day. Release everything as you take a deep breath out. And let's do the other side. Let's turn our arm, our left arm back, right hand on your chest. Lift your chin up. Feel those juicy, juicy stretches, and explore yourself. We can reset again. Be present with your space and your area. If you're on the floor or on your bed, you can spread out your legs. Take your left arm, reach it back and out. Set it right behind elbow to knee. Take your right arm above. Be sure to look through your right elbow. Make sure you're grounded through your right sitting bone, and stretch, stretch stretch. Mm, that feels so good. How about two or three deep breaths? Whatever feels right for you. We can reset. Wave your right arm back down to the ground or bed. Couple more deep breaths, and we'll take our right elbow, match it with our right knee, our left arm, up, up, up, and ground through your left sitting bone. Look past your left elbow. You'll feel this in your lower back and your side. It feels good when you've been sitting on your sides and your sit bones for so long to feel the full length and space of it. We'll reset. You can fold your legs in. I like to take one last stretch forward. Bring your arms up, connect to the present moment to the ground. Ooh. Stretch your fingertips as far as you can, and crawl yourself back up when you feel ready. And then you're ready for bed. Thanks for joining me.

Watching Now
Yoga For Stress With Kerry
Yoga For Stress With Kerry
Kerry Kalu • Ep 2 • 04:05

Have you had a hard day at work and are you feeling anxious and worn out? Or maybe you have trouble relaxing before bed? Well, stretching it out could be the answer—it might be easier than you think! Stretching may be included into your everyday routine to help you unwind and reduce stress, whether it's before bed or after work.

Our muscles have a tendency to stiffen up after a busy day, which causes discomfort and weariness. Stretching for only a short while can assist to relieve that tension and lessen the physical strain. If you want to target those typical stress-holding regions, concentrate on doing mild stretches for your legs, back, shoulders, and neck.

Stretching is also a great opportunity to develop mindfulness and concentrate on the present moment. Stretch, take a deep breath, and let go of your worries for the day. Stretching mindfully may help you unwind and get a better night's sleep since it may induce a mood of tranquility and peace. Therefore, spend a few minutes to stretch out your muscles the next time you're worried. Both your body and mind will benefit from it.


View Transcript
- [Kerry Kalu] - Hey, guys. I'm gonna show you some stretches that I love to do after work or right before bed. These are some that you can do in bed, on the floor, on your chair, whatever you prefer. I like to start with a deep breath in, a deep belly breath. Fill yourself and take up space, and breathe it all out. After three of those, I like to take my right arm, take it up into a circle, going backwards until you land on the floor. Put your left hand on your chest, and take your chin up, and explore that area. Twist it up and down. Away from your shoulder, towards your shoulder. You should feel this stretch from the bottom of your jaw, all the way to your sweet little fingertips. I'm breathing as you go. Let's reset, bobble into the center of yourself. Take some more deep breaths. Let go of the day. Release everything as you take a deep breath out. And let's do the other side. Let's turn our arm, our left arm back, right hand on your chest. Lift your chin up. Feel those juicy, juicy stretches, and explore yourself. We can reset again. Be present with your space and your area. If you're on the floor or on your bed, you can spread out your legs. Take your left arm, reach it back and out. Set it right behind elbow to knee. Take your right arm above. Be sure to look through your right elbow. Make sure you're grounded through your right sitting bone, and stretch, stretch stretch. Mm, that feels so good. How about two or three deep breaths? Whatever feels right for you. We can reset. Wave your right arm back down to the ground or bed. Couple more deep breaths, and we'll take our right elbow, match it with our right knee, our left arm, up, up, up, and ground through your left sitting bone. Look past your left elbow. You'll feel this in your lower back and your side. It feels good when you've been sitting on your sides and your sit bones for so long to feel the full length and space of it. We'll reset. You can fold your legs in. I like to take one last stretch forward. Bring your arms up, connect to the present moment to the ground. Ooh. Stretch your fingertips as far as you can, and crawl yourself back up when you feel ready. And then you're ready for bed. Thanks for joining me.


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