It happens every year! No matter how much we prepare mentally ahead of time and have an entire time-and-event plan set, it always hit us right in the head. The holiday season is a beautiful time of the year. So much joy, so much to share, time with family and friends, decadent meals, dessert galore, travel and so and so forth.
All these joys from the holiday season come along with the anticipation the season per se creates and this is what causes so much stress. We look forward to the season, but many times do not make the time seize it. We buy and wrap presents, sit down countless hours in front of the computer to buy more presents or gift cards, we rush to the post office, go out for dinner with friends, attend work holiday parties and end up exhausted!
Over the years, about 30 to be exact, reading and studying about health, yoga, nutrition fitness and wellness in general, I have created my own recharge and recover routine when I am feeling a little, or not so little, on the edge.
Here is a short, about 7 minutes long, yoga routine to do those times when you need to gather yourself and just be. You will feel rejuvenated and ready to go. Unfurl that yoga mat and do it!
Mountain pose - Tadasana
Alternate nostril breathing - Nadi Sodhana. (Two rounds. 1 full breath between rounds)
Child's pose - Balasana
Garland Pose - Malasana
Cobra pose - Bhujangasana
Supine spinal twist - Supta Jathara Parivartanasana
Legs up the wall - Viparia Karani
Reclining bound angle pose - Supta Baddha Konasana
Let me know in the comments how it went!