It's no secret we are all
facing stressful times. The experts say this could be the greatest
economic crisis since the Great Depression. The United States is engaged
in two wars and there is widespread global conflict. We often find
ourselves rushing around day in and day out, never completing all we need to
do. And when we are stressed out, we easily get angry, fearful and
In just 5 minutes, you can reduce a great deal of stress while sitting in a chair at work or home with a few simple Deep Yoga breath and body exercises.
DE-STRESS CHAIR YOGA
Take a deep breath through your nose...the deepest you are able to take without force..and then hold your breath for 5 seconds. Imagine you are about to release all of the stress of the day, then let the breath go through your mouth with a nice "AHHHHH." Repeat 3-4 times.
Then drop your chin down towards your heart, keeping the spine tall, and with deep, smooth breathing through your nose, begin to roll your head in large circles around to the right. Take a full in-breath and out-breath for each rotation. Roll your head 5 times and reverse directions for 5 big circles.
Now roll your shoulders 5 times. Then lift them up high towards your ears, then draw them back, then bring your shoulder blades down your spine. Make these big rolls, keeping your breath deep and full.