SELF, the premier magazine devoted to women's health and well-being, delivers a yoga routine that will help you release, relax and let go of stress. Featuring both an active sequence to revitalize and a restorative sequence to stretch and soothe tense muscles, this well-rounded routine provides the perfect way to refresh your body and mind.
This program in the Self series is aimed at women who want to have a good yoga workout. These easy-to-follow exercises keep the process simple, with a few effective steps that help to ease muscle pain and relax both the body and the mind.
A blend of classic yoga postures and athletic stretches. This program has two distinct movement styles (to address the two different ways that people reduce stress). The first segment is u201cactiveu201d u2014 itu2019s a fluid, fast-moving series of mostly standing postures. The second segment is u201crestorativeu201d u2014 it features slower-paced, lying postures that include Pilates-style matwork and meditation. Both sections have an athletic, fitness-style feel (e.g. youu2019ll recognize the u201cwarrioru201d pose as just a modified runnersu2019 lunge). A yoga block is optional. Sunny outdoor resort setting.