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How To Get Instant Stress Relief

Have you ever had one of those days, that by the time you get home you just want to pull all your hair out and scream you’re so stressed? Well, the good news is, yoga is an extremely effective releaser of stress and this bridge pose is immediate relief. Read below to see how you can do the pose at home:

How To:

Lie on your back with your knees up and feet flat on the floor hip-distance apart. Let your arms rest by your sides as you lift your hips toward the ceiling. Tuck your tailbone slightly, and draw your belly button in toward your spine.

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Once you feel comfortable, interlace your fingers underneath you and gently wiggle to move your elbows and shoulders together, opening your chest. Press down with your hands and feet to increase the lift. Hold 5–15 breaths, then release. Repeat 3–5 times.

This pose allows more space to be created in your chest, allowing the ability for more oxygen to flow. This then allows your heart and blood pressure a chance to slow down and not work so hard.
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Do This Yoga Sequence For Better Gut Health

Yoga has many benefits on the body and mind- inner and outer strength… What a lot of people may not realize, is yoga is also practiced for a healthier gut. Take a look at the sequence below to see how you too can improve your gut health with a little bit of yoga:

Stress Relieving Yoga Moves You Can Do At Work!

I’m not sure about you, but I can definitely feel the affects on my body and mind when I sit at my desk all day to work. You may be thinking, there’s nothing you can do about it…. Wrong! Now, I’m not suggesting you to get up and do any crazy one legged arm balances as that could be slightly distracting to your co-workers (but extremely fun), these poses below are perfect for utilizing your personal space:



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Dudes: This Will Make You Better In The Bedroom…

Let’s cut to the chase and establish that, yes, the majority of yogis are sexy flexible women…but there’s more than one reason, other than picking up chicks, that dudes should be doing yoga as well. Too many men are missing out on reaching their potential as a High Performance individual with better flexibility which will lead to improvement in other sports and even better bedroom habits. If you’re really needing some proof of testosterone then check out the fact that, according to Men’s Fitness Magazine, NFL teams like the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants are practicing yoga. Here are some more facts to prove more men should be Mastering yoga:

  1. Relieve stress.

We all find ways to deal with stress. But Terrence Monte, a managing teacher at Pure Yoga, says, “going to amped up gyms or punching a punching bag can make you more aggressive or more tired.” Yoga, on the other hand, employs a number of relaxation techniques, which, with regular practice, can make you calmer overall. Sadie Nardini, host of “Rock Your Yoga,” adds, “Along with training your body, yoga trains your mind to see the bigger picture and act from integrity instead of freaking out. If you want to be more James Bond than Charlie Sheen, get yourself on the mat.” Being forced to unplug from text, calls, and email for 60 to 90 minutes doesn’t hurt either.

  1. Get flexible. 

Most series of yoga asanas (physical postures) include one or more spinal twists to loosen the many joints that make up your spine. This can improve your tennis game and golf swing, as well as promote detoxification and good digestion. Yogi Cameron Alborizan, Ayurvedic healer, yoga guru, and author of The One Plan, says, “Think of the body as a sponge filled with dirty sink water. Gentle twists help to wring the sponge out and purge toxins.”


  1. Sculpt muscles.

Yoga uses the weight of your own body to build mass and strength. Don’t believe it? Think about how many clunky free-weights it takes to bench press your bodyweight (150–200 lbs.)—yoga allows you to get the same muscle-building benefits by performing long, extended pushups, squats, and leg lifts. The results are well-worked muscle groups, which get stronger with each class.

4. Have better sex. 

One way to improve your performance in the bedroom is to translate all those relaxation and breathing techniques from yoga class into better, longer sex. Yogi Cameron says these strengthened concentration skills will help you focus your mind and better channel your sexual energy, helping to prevent premature ejaculation. “This can lead to increased sexual endurance,” he says, “and will make you far more sensitive and responsive to your partner.” Trust us, she’ll thank you for it.





If that isn’t convincing enough then check out more facts from Men’s Fitness here