I couldn’t handle it…
My stress levels were through the roof, I could not control my eating , I felt like I was juggling a million things at once and just could not cope anymore.
This was me while working on tight deadlines, pushing myself in the gym and running 60-100km a week to train for my next race. I was doing all the healthy things, but I was still over eating every single day (and not on the healthy stuff)
My anxiety levels went up and up one night I just burst into a ball of tears, “how do I get a handle on things, especially my stress eating? “
I looked up ways to help me manage my stress and found a relaxing yoga class at the gym. THAT’s where I found my love for yoga
Yoga is not just a physical practice, it consists of movement, breath-work, meditation and mindfulness. If you want to heal your relationship with yourself and food, incorporating yoga into your daily life can be an easy resource for you.
Here are 5 poses to help with stress eating
🧘♀️Quick breath work before getting out of bed.
When we wake up we send out minds and thoughts straight into our busy to-do lists, this heightens our stress levels which will lead to cravings later in the day. Starting with a 2-5 min breathing exercise will let you start your day feeling calmer and less likely to face plant into a bag of cookies later in the day.
Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and fatigue., The brain is calmed from tipping the head forward and naturally energised from gentle pressure on the forehead.
🧘♀️Standing Forward fold
Effective for stress relief, fatigue and mild depression.
Massages spine and relieves stress.
🧘♀️ Bridge pose
Reduces anxiety, fatigue, backaches and insomnia
What is your favourite yoga pose? Let me know in the comments below.