Everyone gets tense neck and shoulders when they get stressed. It doesn’t matter how physical your job is, whether you’re moving around all day or sat at a desk, physical stress can affect us all.
Yoga is an amazing way to de-knot and de-stress your body when the pressures of modern life have got it feeling stiff and on edge. This routine from the awesome Yoga Carrot is designed specifically to ground you in the middle of a stressful day and give your back, neck and limbs some much needed time to stretch out and loosen up.
Another fantastic way to keep your stress levels low is to ensure you reach the recommended levels of sleep each night. If you have issues with sleeping through the night, however, do not reach for any over the counter remedies. Many foods have calming and sleep-inducing qualities, tart cherries are one of the few natural sources of melatonin, which is responsible for the regulation of the body’s internal clock and sleep-wake cycle. Try drinking cherry juice in the day to get a better nights sleep and feel stress-free the next day.