Stretches for Stress Relief
Sometimes, the best thing to do when we’re feeling stressed is to stop and take a breather as we give our body time to relax.
Stretching is a known stress-reliever that can also calm your headspace. The next time you’re feeling stressed, give these stretches a try:
Child’s pose: Release tension in your lower back by kneeling on the floor and bringing your feet together.
Open your legs at the knees. Sit back and walk your arms forward on the floor as your chest lowers to the ground. Take a few deep breaths as needed.
Forward fold: Stretch your upper and lower body by standing with your feet a few feet apart. Slightly bend your knees. Bend forward at the hips with your arms stretched toward the ground.
Chest opener: Standing straight, hold your hands together behind your back and squeeze your upper shoulder blades toward one another.