With months of preparation on the line, pageant week has the potential to send your stress levels through the roof. It’s so important to know how to cope with your stress to avoid excess tension in your body and to keep your focus on stage. Yoga has been used for centuries to promote a sense of calm and to relieve stress. Not only is it good for your mind, but it’s great for your body. Stress causes your body to release a hormone called cortisol. According to LiveStrong.com, this hormone…
Grabbing Opposite Elbows How to: Stand with the feet firmly planted on the floor, hip width apart. Clasp your elbows behind your back. If you have more flexibility, place your palms together behind your back, with your fingers pointed upward. Relax your eyes and jaw. Hold for 10 seconds breathing evenly. Release.
How to Reduce Tension (Physical and Emotional) with Conscious Breathing
Garudasana Arms How to: Wrap your arms around your torso, right arm under left, hugging yourself. Bring your hands up, your left elbow rests in your right elbow. Rotate your hands, palms face each other. Relax your eyes, jaw and shoulder blades. Hold for 10 seconds breathing evenly. Release and repeat with your left arm under the right.