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3 Yoga Poses To Help You Relax

Stress is one of the biggest contributors to the aging process, robbing you of precious sleep, increasing harmful inflammation, damaging your DNA, and even causing wrinkles. But yoga can be one of your best stress-busters: Studies have shown that yoga reduces markers of oxidative stress, a condition that can accelerate damage linked to aging. Yoga also improves flexibility, which deteriorates over time as the tissues that support your joints stiffen, and relieves back pain, so you move more easily. (See exactly how yoga affects your with this cool infographic.)

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Best of all, you don't need a ton of time to reap these rewards, so long as you stay consistent. Daily yoga practice—even just 10 minutes a day—carries a greater benefit than a weekly class because you’re fighting that stress a little at a time, says Carol Krucoff, a yoga therapist with Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, NC, and creator of the CDHealing Moves Yoga. Do it first thing in the morning, she adds, and you’ll increase energy, release tension, and start the day off right.

What to do:The moves in this 10-minute routine are scientifically shown to fight stress. For each pose, inhale slowly and deeply through your nose for 5 seconds; exhale slowly for another 5. Try to clear your mind and allow yourself to focus on nothing but your breath moving through your body. Repeat this breathing pattern 3 to 6 times, then move to the next pose.
How often:Daily (It’s only 10 minutes!).
What you’ll need:A workout mat, yoga block or phone book, and some folded bath towels or blankets (optional).

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Bound Angle Pose
Stretches inner thighs and groin muscles; traditionally thought to soothe menopause symptoms; reduces fatigue

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From a kneeling position, sit back on heels and open knees about hip-width. Bend forward, lowering upper body between thighs and forehead toward floor; bring arms in front of body, palms down.
Make it easier:Place a thickly folded towel or blanket between your calves and hamstrings.
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Supported Bridge
Stretches spine, chest, abdomen; relaxes lower back

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Lie on back with knees bent, feet flat on floor, and arms at sides with palms down. Press into soles of feet and lift hips. Slide yoga block under tailbone, then allow body to rest on block. Remain here, breathing evenly. To come out of the pose, press into feet, lift hips, remove block, lower back to floor, then gently roll up to a seated position.
Make it easier: Use a lower part of the block, or substitute a phone book for the yoga block.

Child's Pose
Stretches hips, thighs, back

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From a kneeling position, sit back on heels and open knees about hip-width. Bend forward, lowering upper body between thighs and forehead toward floor; bring arms in front of body, palms down.
Make it easier: Place a thickly folded towel or blanket between your calves and hamstrings.

MORE: 11 Ways To Make Yoga Easier At Every Size

selene yeager “The Fit Chick” Selene Yeager   is a top-selling professional health and fitness writer who lives what she writes as a NASM certified personal trainer, USA Cycling certified coach, pro licensed mountain bike racer, and All-American Ironman triathlete.





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