Yoga is a form of meditative movement that focuses on breathing and different postures. A popular form of exercise, yoga is proven to have positive effects on health–both mental and physical. Practicing yoga before bedtime, and in general, is an excellent way to relieve stress, release tight muscles, stretch, and perhaps most importantly, help you sleep. A CDC survey of yoga practitioners found that 55% reported improved sleep and 85% reported decreased stress.
The visual below outlines 12 different and useful yoga poses that are scientifically proven to help you feel more relaxed and get a better night’s sleep.
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Lower back pain can be debilitating and it’s a pretty common health complaint—around 80% of adults have experienced back pain in their lives.
As excruciating as lower back pain can be, there are ways to manage it. Many people find relief from engaging in certain stretches and physical positions to ease the pain. However, before you jump to fix a symptom, it’s helpful to find the actual source of your lower back pain. That will ensure that you’re taking the proper steps to prevent future pain and staying on top of your physical health.
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A road trip can recharge your soul, but all those sedentary hours in a car can wear on your body, especially if you’re the driver. More often than not, you arrive at your destination feeling exhausted, even when all you did was sit there and push the gas pedal with your foot. Not to mention, road trips can be particularly hard on the low back and hips, which makes sense since you’re spending long periods of time in a seated position.
Fortunately, there’s a way to treat your body and be more mindful to help reduce the feelings of stagnation that come with being on the road — car yoga.
Next time you’re on a long road trip or simply stuck in commuter traffic, refer back to these simple car yoga moves to get you through the drive and arrive at your destination more relaxed.
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If you’re at all tuned into to celebrity wellness culture, you’ve probably heard about this new anti-aging exercise called “face yoga.” Face yoga works by targeting specific muscles in the face to tone and strengthen, therefore keeping the skin on top plump and firm. Recently, it’s been made popular by a number of A-listers like Meghan Markle, Madonna, and Jennifer Aniston! Face yoga is a much healthier alternative to traditional anti-aging methods like Botox or facelifts, and best of all it’s totally free. If you’re ready to try some face yoga on your own, take a look at the guide below from Rory.
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If your job involves any desk time, you can likely relate to the slumping posture, back pain, leg stiffness and brain fog that often accompany prolonged sitting at your desk. You can easily integrate yoga into your workday in subtle ways that won’t freak out your coworkers (and you don’t need to have pretzel-like flexibility to realize these exercises).
Here are 5 techniques most anyone can do right at their desk:
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