If you’re a busy #bossbabe (which I believe you are!), then you know how conquering the world can be overwhelming. From deadlines, mommy duties, fitness goals, to relationships, we can have a lot on our plate. If you’ve read this blog before, you know I refer to a phrase my dad taught me in high school, “Stress is optional.” Trust me when I say sometimes this is SO much easier to say than done.
There are moments (admittedly frequent moments), where I feel totally in over my head. Don’t believe me? Ask my blessedly patient boyfriend and family (thanks mom and dad for always answering my calls lol)! There are a number of ways to cope with stress and anxiety. One of my favorites is through exercise. I haven’t found anything else more effective. Weight lifting, running, rowing, they all make a huge difference in my self-confidence. But there’s one form of exercise I haven’t touched much on Life in Spandex yet – Yoga.
Yoga is another one of my favorite ways to center my mind, release my body, and rejuvenate. It takes heightened self-awareness and body-mind connection to perform Yoga. Connecting my breath to my body helps ground me and puts things in perspective. If you’re anything like me, it can be really difficult to get yourself into a Yoga class. Whether you feel intimidated, lack time, or don’t have the extra cash, I have a solution for you.
This Basic Stress-Proof Yoga Stretch Routine that can be done anywhere. All you need is a mat! I love to put on soothing music and light candles, too.