meditation pose

“A Peaceful Place”— The struggle is over the moment we become at peace with ourselves

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“A New World” — When we experience true stillness, a new world opens up to us

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lunchbreak yoga for beginners 

Make the most of your lunchbreak and get some movement in! This straightforward sequence is perfect for any level, and just what your stiff limbs need after a morning of work.

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With exams and the end of the year approaching yet again, I hope this little guide to relieving stress will make you feel better and can help you out!

  1. Listen to music. It’s simple, brief, and probably the most common suggestion on this list. Music can be incredibly soothing and relaxing, so here are a few tracks you can listen to (all on YouTube):
    1. Quiet Mind
    2. Sleep Deeply
    3. Echoes of Time
    4. Relaxing Music & River Sounds
  2. Try yoga. While not for everyone, yoga combines poses, meditation/relaxation, and breathing, and is often extremely calming. It also improves overall fitness, and you don’t even have to leave home to do it! Here are some yoga apps you can use:
    1. Yoga Studio (iOS - $3.99)
    2. Daily Yoga (iOS, Android - Free)
    3. Pocket Yoga (iOS, Android - $2.99)
    4. Simply Yoga (iOS, Android - Free)
  3. Drink some tea. Having a hot drink is always relaxing, and different types of tea can be incredibly helpful for different reasons. These are a few you can try, depending on how you’re feeling:
    1. Lavender- good for reducing anxiety & aiding sleep
    2. Passionflower- aids sleep, lowers blood pressure, reduces anxiety
    3. Lemon Balm- helpful for insomnia, heartburn, and cold sores
    4. Green Tea- includes antioxidants and improves memory
  4. Go for a walk. Taking a break from whatever’s stressing you out is very relaxing, and it’s an easy way to get a little exercise. It also prevents excessive sitting and helps your memory.
  5. Take a nap. Sleep can take your mind off anything,and it’s incredibly relaxing and revitalizing to sleep a little! Here are the few types of nap you can try:
    1. 10-20 minutes: A power nap which will increase your alertness and energy
    2. 30 minutes: Increases performance and tiredness in the short-term, and won’t interfere with nighttime sleep
    3. 60 minutes: Improves factual memory, such as with names, facts, and places
    4. 90 minutes: A full cycle of sleep, improving creativity and procedural memory

Don’t forget to give yourself a break occasionally! You deserve it. Good luck this year, and I really hope that some of this comes as a relief.