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Reduce Stress With This 30-Minute Yoga Sequence

It can be difficult to maintain sanity when you are overwhelmed by stress. There seems to be no way around it and you just have to deal with the anxious ticks or abnormal eating habits that come with the influx of stress hormones. Stress is hard to shake, but one technique has been proven to have a relieving effect.

 

Yoga has been a tried and true mindfulness practice to help reduce tension and establish a healthier mind/body connection. Unfortunately, stress is not something that magically goes away, but it is something that can be managed. Typically, yoga has a calming effect on the body, despite the fact that certain people may be dripping sweat in certain poses. There are specific poses, however, that have been known to promote the release of tension and assist the mind with entering a more relaxed state. Practice the following yoga sequence to help reduce stress levels.

 

Alternate Nostril Breathing:

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This practice assists with balancing both the yin and yang energy channels in the body. To start, find a comfortable seated position and straighten your spine, dropping your shoulders down away from the ears. Rest your left hand on your left thigh and bring the right hand up to your face, covering your right nostril with your thumb and left nostril with the index finger. Hover the index finger above the left nostril as you close the right nostril with your thumb. Inhale through your left nostril, hold your breath as you cover the left nostril, and exhale out of your right nostril. Now, inhale through the right nostril before exhaling out the left. Do this for five minutes.

 

Child’s Pose:

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By returning your body to the original curve that is present in the womb, child’s pose helps to promote feelings of relaxation, comfort, and security. Kneel on your yoga mat, bringing your big toes to touch as you widen your knees toward the sides of your mat. Sit back onto your heels and curl forward, extending your hands out above your head. If you need support, you can place a bolster pillow between your thighs and torso. Hold this pose for two minutes and breathe slowly.

 

Thunderbolt Pose:

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Sit up from child’s pose onto your knees and sit back onto the heels. You can place a cushion between the heels and sit bones if this is more comfortable. Place your hands on your thighs and elongate your spine. Remain in this position for 10-20 deep breaths, feeling the connection between your slow breath and calm mind. This pose is also beneficial for the digestive system, which is where some people hold stress or tension.

 

Legs Up The Wall Pose:

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Inversion poses are beneficial for stress relief because they physically move the heart below the head, allowing your heart the chance to rest. Move your mat to a wall and sit sideways, with one hip touching the wall. Support yourself with your hands as you swing your legs up the wall, allowing your torso to lie down on the mat. Scoot your buttocks as close to the wall as possible; it may have moved in the swing. Close your eyes and hold this pose for five minutes.

 

Corpse Pose:

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This is the best pose for relaxation because it brings awareness to every part of the body. Lie flat on your back and let your arms and legs fall heavy. Relax your fingers, toes, arms, legs, neck, and back as you surrender to your breath. Fade off into relaxation and remain here for five minutes, or longer if you feel relaxed. Gently roll up into a seated position when you are finished to avoid any head rush.

 

Sources:

https://www.doyouyoga.com/5-yoga-poses-to-help-reduce-stress-and-tension/

https://upliftconnect.com/yoga-poses-for-stress/

https://www.yogiapproved.com/yoga/yoga-stress-management/

2019-12-09T13:05:16-07:00

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    Hello, I would like to first thank you for sharing your story and your experience. It sounds like you are devoting time and attention to the many things, that will help foster a sustained health and healing for you in life. As you have recognized, it is very helpful for us to take intuition very seriously and to honor this innate ability to discern whether a situation will be harmful or beneficial to our growth and experience as humans. Very often the circumstances and challenges presented to us in life, as happened in yours, serve as great teachers in allowing us to witness our own great strength, compassion, and value. I am glad to hear that you have been able to take the very difficult situation you found yourself in and use your experience to create a better understanding of yourself in the process. While it is true that we tend to develop patterns of holding and habitual ways of holding tension within the body; this does not mean that there are not steps you can take to move through such a body, mind, and spirit experience. The fact that you are crying upon meditating on your root chakra is a sign that you have made yourself available to the grief that naturally accompanies traumatic situations such as the one you experienced. Keep in mind that when we deeply grieve, our bodies are able to express the energy that may have potentially been repressed during this experience. The energy of the root chakra is all about our ability to feel safe, strong, and supported. The violation of this energy can leave one feeling ungrounded and striving for our self-preservation. Try not to become fixated on the worries you are having about the experience arising as disease in your body, as worrying can lead to increased levels of chronic stress, which will potentially create an internal environment more vulnerable to disease - which is what you are trying to avoid. It might be nice for you to meditate on your right to be here, to exist on this planet, and to be valued. It may also be very nice for you to take some restorative yoga classes, which can be grounding and stimulating to the parasympathetic nervous system (assists in the healing process). Recognize that the body may be holding energy in a direct response to a real threat, but begin to create a safe, loving and supportive environment to allow yourself to begin to be able to let go of this holding as you feel safe. When working to heal the first chakra, it is helpful to get in touch with the direct experience of the sensations of the body and become aware of the physical experience of the body. This can be done with the assistance of an expert, to help you change the physical expression of your felt experience. We could also do something called "body dialogue" to put you more deeply in touch with what the physical expression you are experiencing has to teach you about how you are inhabiting the world you are in. There are also many forms of grounding exercises which can help to balance the first chakra. If you are interested in being lead through a series of guided meditations, please contact me at megan@ritualwellbeing.com. Namaste, Megan

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    How long have you been experiencing the headaches? You've taken some powerful cleanses thus far. Regardless of what cleanse, start drinking Headache Tea daily. I make it, and add maple syrup, lemon juice, and chill it. This helps for my headaches which are sporadic.

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    Its a sign of lack of nutrition. Change your diet, no meat, dairy, refined grains, and refined starches. Perform the Electric Greens Cell Food Cleanse, afterwards take Vitamin C, Iodine Phosphate, and MSM Sulfur!

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    This is a blood condition (toxic blood) and the person needs to detox (FULL BODY DETOX) and soak daily for 1 hour in hot water, 2 boxes of sea salt, and hydrogen peroxide. After the cleanse, the person needs to take 5 capsules of ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD six times per day. The person needs to rub OZ OIL over their body after bathing! Do this for starters and keep us abreast of the progress.

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    Perform Full Body Detox. Soak hand in hot water, and sea salt (1 cup). Let hand soak for 30 minutes per day.

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    Q: Hello. This is my first time emailing you. I am a 24 year old African American female. I have a younger sister who is 17. She has had health issues every since I can remember. As a baby she had asthma but grew out of it. She has also suffered from allergies to things such as pollen and ragweed as well. But at the age of 9 she woke up one morning totally unable to move and her joints appeared swollen and red. She has never been diagnosed with anything but the symptoms have been treated with an array of different drugs. As time progressed she would randomly continue to get joint swelling and stiffness in her arms legs and hips. Doctors have tested her for lupus and arthritis and test results still say she has none of the above. She suffers also from periodic urinary tract infections, ulcerations of the mouth and fatigue. She recently was told that she was suffering also from a stomach emptying disorder and her body was having a difficult time absorbing nutrients. Just this week she had extreme pain in her upper abdomen and the doctor said it was an enlarged spleen. They did blood work and it turns out that her pancreas levels are off the charts. I kind of hopped all over the place and I left a lot of things out. But do you have any clue what may be going on or what she could do to help her improve her overall quality of life and finally be pain free? I also left out that recently she has started losing hearing in her left ear. What does this all mean?

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    Please consider scheduling a 1-hour health consultation (only $100) so as to get at the root of all these problems. She's too young to be going through all of this. Time just won't allow for a detailed written response here. However, I will suggest she perform the FULL BODY DETOX as she sounds pretty toxic. It's good she may start at a young to better her health. She doesn't have to suffer!

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    SOUNDS LIKE AN ABSCESS BUT THEY ARE USUALLY PAINFUL. I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THIS. BUT IF THERE IS A PROTRUSION THEN YOU HAVE FLUID BUILDUP. DETOXIFY YOUR BODY. GARGLE WITH WARM WATER, SEA SALT AND A LITTLE 3% HYDROGEN PEROXIDE. ALSO, SWOOSH WITH SESAME SEED OIL FOR ABOUT 10-15 MINUTES. DO NOT GARGLE; JUST SWOOSH IT FROM SIDE TO SIDE IN YOUR MOUTH.

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    I recommend the following formula: CAT AND DOG JOINT, BONE, AND CARTILAGE FORMULA

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    Q: Thank you so much for doing all that you do. I wish that you were in my everyday life...If I ever come to Cali, I hope to be able to take you up on some of your services. I have given your site out to many people that cross my paths...most recently, a man with diabetes who is going blind. He seemed to be quite thankful for your info...I do hope that he contacts you...and my friend who perhaps has a problem with a parasite(s). But me....okay just waiting for tax refund and then I will hit you up for another full-body detox...and perhaps a parasite kit myself...as it is sad but true..with my current boyfriend careless but kind...I now have a problem with genital herpes...a small breakout every other month...I eat well for the most part...ofcourse it could be better. But the stress is hish...I am working on that. But my question is...would an air purifier do me any good? You see I live in Dundalk, Maryland...near baltimore...near a Steel plant, and a yeast plant, and close to the military practice bombing sites, and other military negative stuff, and the city polluted with car pollution, tons of light pollution, and they spray for mosquitos...then I go to work and I work at a place called ABC Supply...great place right, well the stress is high, and the building we work in is shot...I swear there is mold under the carpets in one of the rooms...the ceiling is constantly leaking and we don't know what from...and the fumes from forklifts and the asphalt from the shingles...the filterfrom the intake gets changed like once a year...but is filled with 'shit' probably in a day or week. So the answer is to get a new job and move...yeah I know...I just don’t know how to do it...or where to go. Since I moved here, I have a problem with my ears...filling up with water or histimine or whatever...usually if I don't drink enough water near my menstrual cycle...I went to a doctor once and basically walked out of the office telling him what to do for his cold...yasee..he was no help...I knew more than him already....these past two years have been bad for allergies. Now, my ears and my throat...my nose too...though I do clean it out with water and that helps. I am not the only one. In the past two years there is a great number of people who say the same thing...they have never had a problem with allergies until these past two years. My grandmother and next door neighbor are two..but many more...well they just started up that steel mill again probably about that time...they sprayed hard core for mosquitos right before my grandmother started having problems...global warming for one...and i dont' know..but two years ago I was involved with a group of people sending out petitions against an LNG liquid natural gas plant that would bring in a ship two times the size of a football field and a huge pipe line to pennsylvania, and a skyscraper of a building to store the gas. Well...we fought against it...but apparently the gas company has more say than our own local government...I don't know...but hear about it every once in a while that they are still trying to get it built. So, an air purifier?? what do you think? Much Love and Health and Thanks!! Peace, RESPONSE: Thank you so very much for your words, Beloved. Much obliged from the heart!

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    In regards to your question: Oh yes! By all means purchase an air purifier or an ozone machine (which will actually be best or better for you). Make sure you detox (FULL BODY DETOX) periodically, consume ACTIVATED CHARCOAL, and take plenty of IODINE PHOSPHATE as sea weed is great for neutralizing the effects of radiation.

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    Q: According to the doctors, the symptoms that I am experiencing are due to Ulnar Nerve Entrapment. I do feel the falling asleep feeling in my left hand ring finger, and little finger. Aswell as having aching pain on the inside of my left elbow. Ofcourse they (the Doctors) want to operate. Does Dhebs have any products that would be benefical in releaving me of those symptoms?

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    This sounds like a circulation problem. We suggest that you first detox your body with our Full Body Cleanse followed by a daily regime of the Veins Formula, Circulation Aid, MSM Sulfur, and Nerve Formula.

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    Q: I have a nineteen year old daughter who is expecting twins, her left eye is drooping, the doctor prescribed caffeine pills. Do you have anything natural for her to take? The doctor said the eye is drooping because of stress.

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    Don't give her the drugs while pregnant (could cause birth defects). Give her NERVES FORMULA and CALCIUM FORMULA.

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    Q: Hi I am back. Thanks for your article and herbs. I have 10 days left on my Detoxing and I am feeling good. I can't wait to take the FIBRIOD BUSTER CLEANSE AND REGIME. I also want to ask you about the French green clay and the Moroccan red clay that is mentioned on your site. I break out alot and because of that I use a lot of makeup. I always wear foundation to cover the bumps and spots. I would love to get this product so please let me know where I can purchase it. I just want to go natural like I use to. Years ago I had a healthy head of hair now it's thinning out. Please let me know if this will help me.

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    These clays are not yet available but will be very soon. Right now, go to a good health food store and purchase Bentonite Clay and use this clay on your face which will really help you. We have a facial skin healing kit coming out soon! Stay tuned to Dherbs. Try our HEALING SKIN OIL and OZ OILon your face. They're very therapeutic!

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    Q: For several years, I have a pins and needles feeling all over including burning. I feel light- headed frequently and feels like I would fall to the floor if I don't concentrate on keeping myself steady. I have lower back pain (center) that does not relent. My foot feels like there is current running in my feet all the time and my pinkie on my right hand feel numb. My neuro tested me for MS and it came back negative. I have been to several doctors and no one can tell me what it is or help me with my symptoms. They have resorted to calling my condition "stress". I do feel anxious most times and lack optimism. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for your response.

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    You are in need of a full body cleansing. I recommend you try our FULL BODY DETOX. Also, start drinking NERVES TEA (which you can drink while Detoxing).

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    Q: I have a situation I think you maybe able to help me out with. Even before I completed the Full Body Cleanse and Anti-Viral Kit (because I had HSV) I was experiencing pain in my left testical and a jolting feeling in the prostate. It began about 3-4 months ago after I contracted an STD from an ex-girlfriend and before the Full Body Cleanse and Anti-Viral Cleanse (I'm not sure if it was a result of the std or from the excessive bike riding I do) The pain has diminished a lot from a few months back. However it's still occasional and I?ve noticed now that I'm in a relationship and sexually active again that I have an orgasm a loooot sooner than I did prior to those 3-4 months ago. Hours compared to minutes now. And once I do I feel a sensitive sensation (not pain) in the left testicle. I visited a Urologist a few months ago for testing and he did a ultra scan, test etc. and said he didn't see anything wrong. Can you recommend anything that would correct this and get me back to my normal Stallion like self (smile)? Thanks again and you're always in my prayers.

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    The pain/sensation in the left testicle is conveying a message to you - REPAIR and REJUVENATE your sexual system. Read our article entitled TESTICULAR HEALTH.

    Try the Male Cleanse and/or Jackrabbit (3 capsules), Prostate Formula (3 capsules), Male Hormonal Formula (3 capsules), MSM Sulfur (3 capsules) and drink 1 cup of the Male Health tea every day. These formulas help to provide essential nutrients conducive to male sexual reproductive health.

    Also, you can use the Alpha Male Oil and massage your testicles with your hands 2-3 times a week to nourish, rejuvenate, and repair the testicles, prostate gland, and penis.

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    Q: What do you have for stiffness? Hands that cannot close, and feet that cannot walk on their own much less to stand up. She is in a wheelchair, and the stiffness comes from the shoulder all the way down to her hands, and even her legs. The weather does not help either, it gets worst especially like today as the snow, and the low temperature hits low. What can you recommend to help me?

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    It very well may be a condition of excess lactic acid, from diet built up over the years. Lactic acid causes stiffness in the body. Have her soak daily for about 1 hour in warm water, and 2-3 boxes of sea salt (or 78 ounces of sea salt). Can this person perform the Full body Detox? This person should drink vegetable juice daily. A raw foods diet would be best to get some immediate results.

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    Q: I have experienced dramatic hair loss in the last 7 months. The Dr.'s says it's stress. I have since eliminated stress, started working out, detoxing (ionic foot bath), and eliminating the bad foods. I have been known to eat excessively in the past. Im just not sure, if it is not my hormones off track, because of the poor diet, then what. Although, I believe that poor diet leads to any illness now. I would like to find one product that can focus on the bigger picture for me which is complete well being to STOP the hair loss and grow my hair back as thick and strong as it has always been. When the hair loss started I noticed constipation at the same time. The constipation is slowly getting better, but the hair loss really concerns me. I am a model, and my hair is my trademark. Do you know of any reputable naturalpaths in Atlanta? Is there a product of yours that you could suggest?

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    Usually, the hormones are out of balance, usually the ovaries. Hair loss is a sign of degeneracy at the sexual reproductive level. Rebuild the endocrine system. Start by cleansing the body. Start by detoxing (Full Body Detox) followed by performing the Total Woman Cleanse. Also, learn to focus on what you desire (beautiful and healthy hair) and not what you don't want (hair fallout, hair problems). Our Mental Science Manual is good reading for healing with the mind in addition to herbs and other things.

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    Q: My wife just had surgery to deliver our second child by what they call C-Section. Our first was also delivered that way. The surgery left a lot of air and gas in her system as well as having to cut through her skin and muscle. She has improved in the last few days since. Of course she is being subscribed all kinds of medicines. Her diet over the years has been mostly vegetarian. Before the birth of this child we both veered of our diet a bit. What can she take to help the healing process, her pain and return her digestive system back to normal

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    Try our FULL BODY DETOX Cleanse!

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    Q: I heard about your website on the Warren Valentine show on radio. I've just broken out with blisters on my third, and fourth toe on my left foot, and my left foot is full of fever and resembles redness in color, plus my foot is swollen. A doctor told me that I am a borderline diabetic, however, my family history doesn't support that argument. I am in need of some serious help. I am having trouble putting weight on my left foot. Could you all help stir me in direction for some relief for my left foot?

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    Please follow the advice in the Toenail Fungus article, soak the feet as the article advises. Your body is asking to be detoxed. Skin problems point to blood problems. Read the article "Skin Disorder = Blood Disorder as well Beloved! I recommend the Full Body Detox, and Healing Foot Oil.

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    Q: Hi guys!! I'm so excited!! & Also a bit confused admittedly lol I got my test results back and I am negative for HSV2 which is what I tested positive for back in February! What confuses me is that I tested positive for HSV1. I know the virus has left my body in large & that I will be definitely doing the antiviral again in 2 seeks time. My question is will it also be effective against HSV1? & does this test result mean that the bulk of the virus has left?

    A: Thank you for contacting us.  We're happy to hear that you were able to successfully heal your body of the HSV2 virus.  The Anti-Viral Cleanse helps your body heal itself of most viruses.  Repeating the Cleanse can also help address HSV1 as well.