One of my best friends, Torz is studying yoga while running her own baby subscription box Cloud Nine. She’s now the yoga queen and she’s forced me to love it too!
It’s amazing how much better you feel after a few simple yoga moves. I am THE most inflexible human that ever walked this earth so believe me, you don’t have to be a gymnist to be able to do these moves.
If you suffer from fatigue (aka being a mum), try these!
Adrenal Fatigue ::
Our adrenals are two little glands that sit on top of our kidneys and are responsible for regulating a lot of things in the body, not least of which is our response to stress. When we’re in a state of stress, these guys send the messages to activate our fight or flight response. They help to increase our heart rate and blood pressure as well as to regulate metabolism, digestion and our immunity. It’s a handy little tool to have when we’re in a threatening situation. The only problem is, most of us, live in a constant state of stress which we weren’t designed for. This means, whenever we’re putting in over time at the office, stressing to get that last minute work done, our adrenals are doing the same and eventually (which unfortunately was probably years ago) these little guys have gone into adrenal fatigue. Things like finding it difficult to get up in the morning even after a good sleep, getting a second wind late at night, weight gain, inability to cope with stress and salt cravings are all symptomatic of adrenal fatigue.
5 Poses to help with adrenal fatigue:
1. Easy pose + mindfulness on breath (e.g. breathing in, 2, 3, 4…, breathing out, 2, 3, 4).
2. Cat/Cow pose
3. Half lord of the fishes
4. Reclined abdomen twist
5. Fish pose
I hope these help and if all else fails, go away for the weekend and SLEEP!