A simple breathing exercise that relieves fatigue, tension and anxiety, an easy solution to backaches, and the best ways to get rid of a hangover.
For a mental and physical boost, Tiffany Cruikshank – the founder of Yoga Medicine and the author of Meditate Your Weight – suggests trying this quick breathing exercise: Inhale deeply, and imagine that you’re taking in energy. Picture your breath as fuel that’s entering and reviving your cells. Then as you exhale, visualise yourself releasing fatigue, stress and anything that weighs you down mentally. Repeat for 10 full inhales and exhales. Your mind will become clearer and more focused, and you’ll feel refreshed and recharged. Repeat as often as you need throughout the day.