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A yoga flow for stress with Lauren
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Yoga For Stress With Lauren
Skylight • Ep 1
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Yoga For Stress With Lauren
Yoga For Stress With Lauren
Skylight • Ep 1 • 03:38

A quick yoga session might be an effective stress reliever. This simple practice requires little time but is an excellent way to find peace in the middle of a hectic day.

This stress-relief yoga sequence offers a little break from the demands of life. It's a blend of basic movements and focused breathing. It helps you to relax and unwind in a matter of minutes.

This is more than just physical exercise; it's also a gentle way to take care of your mental health. It highlights the need of carving out time for oneself, especially when life becomes stressful. Practicing this easy yoga practice on a regular basis is similar to making a promise to yourself to remain mentally strong in the face of stress.


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- Thanks for joining me, everybody. We are doing a couple of back bends today, and these back bends, I don't always have an awesome relationship with them. They can be really crazy in general. But these ones that we're doing today, some of my very favorites. I find myself doing these when I need to pick up energy, when I'm feeling overwhelmed and stressed. Back bends can be a really nice energy cleanser. And when we can cleanse our energy, get ourselves back here in the moment, that's when we can be connected to the bigger picture. All of that support that's around for each of us. So to begin, we're gonna be lying down on our bellies. You can, if you'd like, support yourself with a blanket if that doesn't feel so cool on your hips or what have you. We're gonna start in a posture called crocodile. So I'm bringing my elbows out nice and wide and stacking my hands together. And all we're going to do, keep it nice and gentle. Let's go ahead and bring the forehead to rest right on top of the hands. And just think about lightly swaying from side to side. Whenever I do movements like this, I think about like I'm shaking out any energy that's keeping me stuck. Or that's helping or I'm getting rid of the things that are not bringing me to clarity. Try to bring in your deep inhales and your exhales. Feeling the breath move like an ocean wave from the bottom of the spine all the way up. And now pressing the tops of the feet about hip width distance apart. You can do it a little bit wider, but hip width distance is kind of our framework. From here, stretch the arms forward in a baby V position. Then with the elbows lifting up, track the heart forward, put a little bit of pressure in the hands, and almost like you're walking your heart forward. So you're dragging the hands very gently on your mat. Not enough to move it, but just enough to really fill that extension through your heart. And taking a few deep, full breaths here. This starts to feel like a lot on the back. No stretch, come down just a little bit lower and just finding that place that works best for you. Just a couple more moments right as you are, maybe lift up just a little higher, press the feet down. And then coming back down slowly, let's meet back in crocodile. Palms pressing, forehead rests, and shake it out. Light sways from side to side. And let's come up. Bring the palms of the hands right by the sides of the ribs now. Take an inhale, lift the heart up. Our torso's coming a bit higher than we just did. And with an exhale, bring the hips back. Let's meet back in our seated position. Once again, connect with your breath. That is our source. That's what keeps us connected, what keeps us alive. And right here, notice your presence. Honor yourself for the time that you made to practice, to be with yourself, with your higher power or purpose. Thanks for joining me. Take care.

Watching Now
Yoga For Stress With Lauren
Yoga For Stress With Lauren
Skylight • Ep 1 • 03:38

A quick yoga session might be an effective stress reliever. This simple practice requires little time but is an excellent way to find peace in the middle of a hectic day.

This stress-relief yoga sequence offers a little break from the demands of life. It's a blend of basic movements and focused breathing. It helps you to relax and unwind in a matter of minutes.

This is more than just physical exercise; it's also a gentle way to take care of your mental health. It highlights the need of carving out time for oneself, especially when life becomes stressful. Practicing this easy yoga practice on a regular basis is similar to making a promise to yourself to remain mentally strong in the face of stress.


View Transcript
- Thanks for joining me, everybody. We are doing a couple of back bends today, and these back bends, I don't always have an awesome relationship with them. They can be really crazy in general. But these ones that we're doing today, some of my very favorites. I find myself doing these when I need to pick up energy, when I'm feeling overwhelmed and stressed. Back bends can be a really nice energy cleanser. And when we can cleanse our energy, get ourselves back here in the moment, that's when we can be connected to the bigger picture. All of that support that's around for each of us. So to begin, we're gonna be lying down on our bellies. You can, if you'd like, support yourself with a blanket if that doesn't feel so cool on your hips or what have you. We're gonna start in a posture called crocodile. So I'm bringing my elbows out nice and wide and stacking my hands together. And all we're going to do, keep it nice and gentle. Let's go ahead and bring the forehead to rest right on top of the hands. And just think about lightly swaying from side to side. Whenever I do movements like this, I think about like I'm shaking out any energy that's keeping me stuck. Or that's helping or I'm getting rid of the things that are not bringing me to clarity. Try to bring in your deep inhales and your exhales. Feeling the breath move like an ocean wave from the bottom of the spine all the way up. And now pressing the tops of the feet about hip width distance apart. You can do it a little bit wider, but hip width distance is kind of our framework. From here, stretch the arms forward in a baby V position. Then with the elbows lifting up, track the heart forward, put a little bit of pressure in the hands, and almost like you're walking your heart forward. So you're dragging the hands very gently on your mat. Not enough to move it, but just enough to really fill that extension through your heart. And taking a few deep, full breaths here. This starts to feel like a lot on the back. No stretch, come down just a little bit lower and just finding that place that works best for you. Just a couple more moments right as you are, maybe lift up just a little higher, press the feet down. And then coming back down slowly, let's meet back in crocodile. Palms pressing, forehead rests, and shake it out. Light sways from side to side. And let's come up. Bring the palms of the hands right by the sides of the ribs now. Take an inhale, lift the heart up. Our torso's coming a bit higher than we just did. And with an exhale, bring the hips back. Let's meet back in our seated position. Once again, connect with your breath. That is our source. That's what keeps us connected, what keeps us alive. And right here, notice your presence. Honor yourself for the time that you made to practice, to be with yourself, with your higher power or purpose. Thanks for joining me. Take care.


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