Mood-Boosting Yoga and Breathing Postures | Whole Living

25 Nov

Rise Above Depression | Whole Living

Mood-Boosting Yoga and Breathing Postures

Through her Boston-based business, Breathe into Balance, “transformational consultant” Kelly Larson helps clients make life changes using yoga, meditation, and yogic breathing techniques, along with spiritual guidance if they so choose.

Here, she demonstrates a yoga routine based on postures that have been shown to help stabilize mood: A 2004 pilot study from UCLA examined how three types of postures — standing, forward bends, and back bends — affected mood in adults. The findings suggest that yoga, particularly back bends, increased confidence and decreased negativity.

Larson suggests repeating this 20- to 30-minute routine twice a week, taking time to breathe into each pose and to relax at the end.

 

Read more at Wholeliving.com: Mood-Boosting Yoga and Breathing Postures

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