13 Easy Yoga Poses for Stress Relief

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Is stress holding you back from living a full life?

Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life – BKS Iyengar

Stress can quickly creep into your life and can often be hard to shake. Yoga has shown to have a calming effect on the body and many poses have a stress relieving effect. Bridge pose gently stretches the back and legs while reducing backaches, fatigue, and anxiety. Another easy yoga move, cat pose, relieve stress and massage the spine.

Looking to eliminate the feeling of stress from your life? Take a look through this infographic to learn step-by-step instructions on how to perform 13 stress relieving yoga poses as well as their health benefits.

Calming Yoga Poses for Stress Relief

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6 Benefits Of Incense For The Mind, Body And Soul

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If there was one thing that bound all the different, competing religions of the world together, it would be burning incense. Whether it is an altar boy burning frankincense during mass or a priest lighting incense sticks during a puja, the smell of incense is something that we can all immediately identify with. Even outside the realm of prayer, lighting incense has a multitude of benefits that can bring calmness to our souls. If it’s good enough for the gods, it’s good enough for us.


1. Reduces Anxiety And Tension

Certain smells have long been believed to have a very real effect on our body. Perhaps the reason behind the calmness of Buddhist monks is that they inhale incense all day. If you’re ever feeling the pressures of life getting to you, try burning some sandalwood or jasmine incense sticks and feel yourself reach nirvana.


2. It Can Help You Sleep Better

Next time your partner wants to buy you a bouquet of roses, hint that he should buy you a box of rose incense sticks instead. Fragrances like rose and lavender soothe your senses and help you fall asleep much faster. Just be sure to burn the sticks in a safe place or you might just sleep through a raging fire.


3. It Can Make You Better To Sleep With

Fragrances can be a powerful aphrodisiac by heightening your senses and making you more aware. If you find you can’t concentrate on your partner’s new moves because of other worries, burn some cinnamon or vanilla fragrance. These two scents are believed to be extremely effective at heightening arousal. Or making you hungry.

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