5 Yoga Poses to Ease Holiday Stress

Simple, soothing moves to increase calm this season (7 Photos)

Leslie Goldman on Dec 22, 2011 at 12:17AM

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5 Yoga Poses to Ease Holiday Stress

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Deal with Difficult Relatives

When Aunt Esther starts to harangue you about when you and your boyfriend getting married, take a deep breath, excuse yourself to another room and try this plank pose. Price says, “You need to be balanced to help you prepare for difficult relatives.” Begin with your right palm planted on floor, right knee down and left leg extended out to the side. Push yourself up so your right leg is straight, your bent left leg is stacked on top. Reach your left arm towards the sky and gaze up. Keep your core strong and shoulders down to avoid hunching. Hold for 15 breaths; repeat on other side.

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