Better Body, Better mood
This yoga-meets-strength routine from trainer rupa mehta, author of requires coordination, balance, and focus—you won’t have brainspace left for negativity.
workoutsfor7moods, By d anielle m Cnally before you start the routine, do each of the following for 1 minute to prep for the workout.
select a few words to define how you feel right now. (“if you can name it, you can tame it,” says mehta.)
think about how anxiety is manifesting itself in your body.
repeat a mantra. mehta says stress often comes from putting too much stake in both good and bad things, so try “i will be in the moment.” then, do all the reps of each move in order. Thenalinimethod:7 stand with legs together, feet parallel, arms at sides. bend knees to lower into a squat and bring hands together at chest [ Hold 5 breaths. Without straightening knees, jump legs out so feet are wider than shoulder-width [ B]. Jump feet back together. that’s 1 rep. Do 20. after last rep, extend arms up and raise heels [ C]. Hold 5 seconds. Lower, and pause 10 seconds. that’s 1 rep. Do 4.
keep anxiety at bay by doing the “rag doll” between poses. stand with feet hip-width apart, legs straight. Bend in half at the hips, and let arms hang, grasping elbows with opposite hands. Hold 10 seconds.