Do you or someone you know suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? Did you know that yoga can help you feel more energized and connected? Practice some simple inversions to get the blood back into your brain! Inversions do not have to mean standing on your head, although that’s very helpful – but Headstands are not appropriate for every neck. So, consider a simple Downward Facing Dog or Standing Forward Fold – either pose brings fresh blood to the brain without putting any pressure or strain on the neck. To make these poses even more relaxing try supporting your brain on a bolster or stack of blankets while you hang out. Or, you might try the Standing Forward Fold with your hips resting against a solid wall, add some support for the brain and you’re really in business Or practice Half Moon pose against the wall, using a block to lengthen your arm on the supporting side of the pose; bring both hips, your shoulders and head to the wall. As you elevate one leg and possible the same-side arm keep both those limbs against the wall as well. Now turn your gaze out across the room and feel the blues lift and fade away. Enjoy!!
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