Stress is a headache, but stress-relief is free. Doesn’t that make you feel a little better?
Practicing yoga is a proven calm-provider: It can lower your blood pressure, provide relief for chronic back pain and even relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression. Perhaps best of all, you can get bendy virtually anywhere, and if you have an open space at least as big as a standard yoga mat, you’re golden.
So the next time you feel symptoms of stress creeping in, take a deep breath and remove your shoes: It’s time for a little namaste. Check out 13 simple poses to start with in the infographic below. You won’t regret it.