|

Stand on Your Head

Many people find yoga to be very rejuvenating. It not only provides a physical rest (some say it's better than a nap), but it also quiets the mind and soothes the spirit with its emphasis on deep breathing and mindfulness.

  • Before you've mastered this ancient relaxing practice, try this yoga-like exercise. Lie on the floor, with your legs elevated (against a wall, your desk, or on a chair) to reverse the blood flow and stretch out your spine.
  • If you know basic yoga positions, you can choose the most appropriate ones to stretch out whatever areas feel constricted, and to increase blood flow to various areas of the body. For instance, the shoulder stand, headstand, or plough can be used quite effectively to fight fatigue in minutes, especially if you've been at a desk or computer all morning.
If you'd like to learn more about yoga, consider taking a basic class at your local YMCA or fitness center, or pick up a videotape at the library. There are many forms of yoga, and you'll surely find one that suits you. Then, you can use it to take a quick rejuvenating break whenever you need one.
|

A series of "quick-lifts" excerpted from Recharge in Minutes, ©2003, by Suzanne Zoglio, Ph.D.

Buy on Amazon


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

happy holidays

Find gift ideas and
party tips for every
celebration.

GO

highlights

Top 10 Holiday Gifts for Teachers
Offer a genuine "thank you" to your child's teacher halfway through the school year. Give one of these extra-nice holiday gifts for teachers.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top Family Movies in Theaters for the Holidays
Taking the kids to the movies is a special family treat for the holidays! Don't miss 2014's best family films in theaters from Thanksgiving through Christmas.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!