I do this driving to work: hold steering wheel at 10 and 2 o'clock, take a deep breath, then on the exhale, grip the wheel, tense upper body, and flex you butt and legs count to 3 release and breath in deeply, pause-relax, normal breaths. Repeat 10 x, rest and do 10 more.
be sure to do this slowly and rest between so you do not hyperventelate
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I have suffered with insomnia my whole life; whether it's not being able to fall asleep or falling asleep but waking up every hour or two! I tried everything! Although I refuse to take any prescription meds for it because I don't want to become dependent on anything.
Recently, a friend of mine recommended yoga before I go to sleep. I was skeptical at first but after I did it the first time, I crashed out all night (didn't wake up once!). I was amazed at how well it works!
Yoga makes me feel like I just had a full body massage! It's incredible!
If I can't make my scheduled workout due to life, I go to plan B and do what I can... something is always better than nothing and you can work out literally everywhere... at night at grad school, I ran stairs during my 10 min break-LOL! Stuck in airport? Run laps... who cares what people think?
Must haves at home: great music, bands, 20 lbs weights ( and smaller) yoga mat and the attitude to follow your body
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