The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.
GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify solutions that work for you. We all have de-stressing "secret weapons" that we pull out in times of tension or anxiety, whether they be photos that relax us or make us smile, songs that bring us back to our heart, quotes or poems that create a feeling of harmony, or meditative exercises that help us find a sense of silence and calm. We encourage you to look at the GPS Guide below, visit our other GPS Guides here, and share with us your own personal tips for finding peace, balance and tranquility.
In the GPS Guide below, Osi Mizrahi, a Kundalini yoga teacher, shares her personal techniques fo relieving stress. See what inspires her inner calm below, then let us know what tools you use in the comments section.
I use the wheel pose in yoga to fight depression and stress, and to help open up the chest, throat and shoulders. You can achieve this position from the ground by laying down comfortably on a mat and placing your hands behind your head with your fingers facing your feet. Slowly, lift your lower body with your legs and your upper body with your arms.
Downward facing dog pose is wonderful for relieving back pain, anxiety and stress. You can get into this position by placing your hands under your shoulders on the mat and spreading your fingers. Start with your knees under your hips and slowly work your legs backwards. Tuck your toes under, lift your knees up, stretch your legs back and bring your heels flat to the floor.
Osi Mizrahi is a certified Kundalini yoga teacher and Shambala meditation guide who delights in delivering playful and dynamic “asana,” or postures, coupled with yogic wisdom. An internationally celebrated yoga teacher, Osi offers classes and workshops at studios in the United States and abroad. In 2012, she launched Osiliving.com. This holistic lifestyle brand helps people revisit simplicity and find their true identity. At this site and in her workshops she shares the products, ideas and lifestyle practices that support a grounded, peaceful life.
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