GET RIDE OF YOUR ANXIETY AND STRESS WITH THESE FOR STRETCHES
Have you ever experience anxiety flushes or times when you feel so stressed you could burst?I’m sure we all have by one way or the other experience that, This have an effect on your emotions, says Danette May, fitness influencer and author of The Rise. One example is that your glutes are linked to your heart, and tight glutes could mean that you’re putting up walls to hinder human connections. Deep, right?
Congratulation, here are some ways to move your body and stretch that help relieve anxiety and stress trapped in different angles of your body. Going through this article will walks us through four easy, low-impact stretches that will help you own your power for the day. Also great? Each stretch is paired with a positive vocalized affirmation of self-love.
- Chest stretch
Tightness in your chest is linked to anger and feelings of disempowerment, May says. To stretch your pectoralis lat region (your chest and sides), start standing with both hands clasped behind your back. Alternate leaning forward, stretching your arms away from your back, and standing up straight. Repeat to yourself, “I am living in my power,” as you release tension in your chest and open your heart.
- Hamstring stretch
Sitting on the floor, keep one leg bent at the knee and extend the other leg, reaching your body over the extended leg to feel a stretch. For 10-15 seconds, either reach over the leg and hold or pause, or reach over the leg and then come up and exhale. Don’t forget to say to yourself, “I’m living in freedom.”
- Lower back stretch
In order to release tension, lay on your back and pull your knees into your chest. Rock side to side. Roll up to a seated position while still hugging your knees in a rocking chair movement. Do 10 reps, and repeat to yourself, “I am safe and supported.”
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- Glutes stretch
To stretch, sit on the mat and cross one leg over the other, hugging your knee. To deepen the stretch, lay on your back and bring your left knee perpendicular to your body, crossing your right leg (bent at the knee) on top of the left. Hold 10-15 seconds. Use your hand to gently pulse your right knee, reaffirming to yourself “I am love.”