Use Yoga to Ease Stress

Use Yoga to Ease Stress

What do we know about the week ahead? Stress is likely. What can you do about it? You can take control of your mental state. Use these videos this week to ease stress with restorative yoga, breathing exercises, and meditation. We'll also use mental focus training from Work IN. Let's do this!

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Use Yoga to Ease Stress
  • Use Yoga to Ease Stress — Week Reset Plan

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    Use yoga over the next week to ease stress and take control of your mental state in less than 10 minutes a day. 

  • How To Improve Sleep Meditation

    If you're not sleeping well, you're not recovering as well as you could be. Use this short meditation to help you create space between the activities of your day and your rest, helping you ease into a better night's sleep.
    - Focus: mental focus, recovery
    - When: before bed
    - Suggested prop: wall

  • Extended Exhalation Breath

    Exclusive routine from Work IN: The Athlete's Plan for Real Recovery and Winning Results!
    Lengthening your exhale has a profound calming effect on your nervous system, helping you to slow your heart rate and relax. Use this routine to Work IN.
    Includes a pre/post practice check in — a pause to no...

  • Balancing Breath

    Set a tone of steadiness for the task ahead. This simple breath technique is calming and balancing — use it to start the day or pregame your workout or game/race.
    - Focus: mental focus, balance
    - When: pre- or post-workout
    - Suggested prop: bolster or pillow

  • Recovery Visualization

    Exclusive routine from Work IN: The Athlete's Plan for Real Recovery and Winning Results!
    If you are feeling resistance to giving recovery your full focus, remember that this is likely an unconscious habit rather than a choice. Especially in the times when you are struggling to transition from ef...

  • Relax Deeply

    Use props to support your body so that your tired muscles don't have to. This deeply relaxing Reset will ease overworked muscles and decrease any lingering tension in your system to optimize healing and recovery.
    - Focus: recovery
    - Key muscles: back, chest, shoulders, neck
    - When: post-workout o...

  • Recovery Boost

    Exclusive routine from Work IN: The Athlete's Plan for Real Recovery and Winning Results!
    Relax deeply using static (still) postures, making use of the wall as a prop, to open the body and encourage deep physical and mental relaxation. Use this routine to Work IN.
    Includes a pre/post practice che...