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  • Writer's pictureJulie Checknita

Slow down yoga

Updated: Nov 7, 2018

Slower movements = slower breathing = slower thoughts = better day

This is a great way to start the day anytime you wake up feeling tense, anxious, or like you have to conquer the world all in one day. 🌕🤪 Slowing down the body and breath makes for a much calmer and more collected mind as you face the day ahead.

Try 10 - 30 full cycles of inhaling as you slowly and mindfully rise, keeping the body relaxed as you curl up and slowly exhaling and releasing any tension in the neck, shoulders and jaw as you fold. The goal is to remain relaxed as you focus on allowing deep breathing to guide your movement.

I find it helps to picture the breath moving through my body as I move. It’s also nice to keep your knees slightly bent as you fold and rise.

If you catch yourself holding tension in your neck, shoulders or jaw, try open mouth sighing as you exhale - or taking a couple breaths to shake it out while folded before getting back into your flow. And if you want to get really crazy, try smiling as you rise. :)

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