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June 11, 2004

Stress and Anxiety

The Sponge Yoga Pose

This exercise relieves anxiety

and stress, and PMS- or menopause-related tension. It relieves menstrual

cramps and lower back pain, and reduces eye tension and facial swelling.

  • Lie on your back with a rolled towel

    under your knees. Place your arms at your sides, with palms facing


  • Close your eyes and relax your entire


  • Inhale slowly, breathing from the diaphragm.

  • As you inhale, visualize your body as

    porous and open like a sponge, drawing in energy from the air

    and revitalizing every cell in your body.

  • Exhale slowly and deeply, allowing all

    tension to drain from your body.

  • Repeat 2-4 times.

Read More on Anxiety and Stress:

Getting Started

“Fight or Flight”

Systems in the Body Affected by Anxiety

Quiz: How Balanced are Your Neurotransmitters?

Keep it SIMPLE tip — Think Good Thoughts

Nutritional Therapies

Restore Your Ability to Manage Stress

with a Stress-Reducing Diet

Restore Your Ability to Manage

Stress with Stress-Reducing Supplements

Replenishing the Pathways

Sugar Causes High Anxiety

Complementary Therapies

The Sponge Yoga Pose

Reduce Stress with Reflexology

Aromatherapy for Relaxation



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