Starting today :)

Might try this! Or at least some of it! :)

I’m going to do this as long as the positions don’t irritate my back/leg/hip. Meaning no warrior positions for me! But I’ll try to do some of these!


A simple routine to release tension in the hips and back and calm and ease the mind! Enjoy! Full Yoga pose library included in This is Yoga. Deep breaths!


Yoga Can Blunt Harmful Effects of Stress

Yoga has been studied since the 1970s as a possible treatment for depression and anxiety. How well it works has been hard to say, since until recently, many of the studies evaluating its therapeutic benefits have been small and poorly designed. Now, more rigorous research on yoga suggests that performing this ancient practice may be helpful for both anxiety and depression, reports the April 2009 issue of the Harvard Mental Health Letter.

Yoga appears to blunt the harmful effects of heightened stress by influencing the body’s response to stress. This is reflected in slower heart and breathing rates and lower blood pressure, all of which are good for the body. There is also evidence that yoga helps increase heart rate variability, an indicator of the body’s flexibility in responding to stress.

For example, in 2008, researchers presented preliminary results from a study of yoga and pain. Their subjects were 12 yoga practitioners, 14 people with fibromyalgia (a condition many researchers consider a stress-related illness that is characterized by hypersensitivity to pain), and 16 healthy volunteers. When the three groups were subjected to external pain (pressure on a thumbnail), the yoga practitioners had the highest pain tolerance and the lowest pain-related brain activity on a brain scan.

For individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, or pain, yoga may be a relaxing and appealing way to manage symptoms. But although many forms of yoga practice are safe, some are strenuous and may not be appropriate for everyone, notes Dr. Michael Miller, editor in chief of the Harvard Mental Health Letter. Older patients and those with mobility problems should check with a doctor before starting a yoga program.”

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The Tea: Chamomile, Ginger, Green, Feverfew

The Yoga: Extended Puppy Pose, Reclining Bound Angle Pose, Childs Pose

 Sore Muscles

The Tea: Black

The Yoga: Sphinx Pose, Cow Face Pose, Extended Side Angle Pose

 Head Cold

The Tea: White, Ginger, Green

The Yoga: Corpse Pose, Seated Forward Bend, Upward Facing Dog

 Gas and Bloating

The Tea: Peppermint, Lemon Balm, Fennel

The Yoga: Wind Relieving Pose, Half Lord of the Fishes Pose, Legs Up the Wall Pose


The Tea: Guelder Rose, Chaste Berry, Skullcap

The Yoga: Bow Pose, Fish Pose, Head to Knee Forward Bend

 Back Pain

The Tea: Ginger, Rosemary, Black

The Yoga: Upward Salute, Cat Pose, Cow Pose, Plow Pose, Garland Pose, Sphinx Pose


The Tea: St Johns Wart, Chamomile, Licorice, White

The Yoga: Corpse Pose, Childs Pose, Cobra Pose, Warrior I, Warrior II


The Tea: Ginger, Green, Peppermint

The Yoga: Bound Angle Pose, Half Lord of the Fishes Pose, Childs Pose, Easy Pose


The Tea: Peppermint, Ginger, Raspberry

The Yoga: Easy Pose, Childs Pose, Legs Up the Wall Pose, Reclining Hero Pose


The Tea: Jasmine, Lavender, Chamomile, Peppermint

The Yoga: Corpse Pose, Supported Shoulderstand, Revolved Head to Knee


The Tea: Green, Sage

The Yoga: Downward Facing Dog, Warrior I, Extended Side Angle Pose, Extended Triangle Pose

♥ If you’re pregnant you should ask your doctor before drinking medicinal tea or doing yoga.


Briohny Smyth’s discusses her practice.

Yoga By Equinox Video


Yoga poses that help depression. 

1. Standing forward bend
2. Upward facing dog
3. Extended puppy
4. Dolphin plank
5. Dolphin
6. Bridge
7. Wheel