"So often we're moving from the next thing to the next thing and we don't take a moment to slow down," Alexandra says. "And today I'm going to encourage you to slow down and connect with your breath."
The routine she demos in the new video is a "rest and renewal" flow, which means it's both gentle and juicy at the same time. The rejuvenation angle isn't just spin, either. Yoga has been shown to reduce anxiety, depression, stress, and even chronic pain, and can also improve sleep quality.
At present, we not only have a lot to recover from (hello, all of 2020) but also a lot (of fun!) to prepare for as we head into a "shot girl summer." Adding this 20-minute flow into your day or week can help you regenerate your pre-pandemic joie de vivre or, at the very least, survive the superhuman schedule you and just about everyone with a pulse has committed themselves to do these days. Press play, and take a beat to breathe into your muscles and your emotions. You (and I) deserve it.
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