Relieve Stress and Decompress in San Diego
Stress is always a tough thing to deal with. Even so, it certainly seems to be a much more widespread problem today as we work hard to keep ourselves and our families safe.
If you’ve been feeling stretched a little thin, here are some great ways to tame your tension at home.
The Chopra Center for Wellbeing
Since 1996, the Chopra Center (founded by noted spiritual and health advocate Deepak Chopra) has helped devotees to relieve stress, achieve peace, and heal. The center currently offers a robust suite of online instruction, including guided meditations, Ayurveda, pranayama, and more.
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Falling under the ancient umbrella of hatha yoga, ✨restorative yoga✨ incorporates mellow movements, long-held postures often supported with props such as blankets and blocks, and a general atmosphere of ease. 🙏 The intention is to create the conditions for calm with soothing music, relaxing pranayama practices, teachers offering optional hands-on adjustments or reiki, and perhaps even mantra chanting. It can be a powerful antidote to the busyness of modern life, providing a safe place of respite and refuge. 😌 ⤴ Go to the link in bio to learn more about this style of yoga. ⤴
UC San Diego Health
Although they’re working overtime to help those currently dealing with illness, the doctors, nurses, therapists, and other patient-care activists at UC San Diego Health are still taking the time to remind us to take care of ourselves. Their YouTube channel features many entries aimed at self-care, including coaching on breathing exercises, managing anxiety, and simple exercises for relieving muscle tension.
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Go ahead and take a break. Here are 3 stretches you should do right now to avoid your body feeling stiff. Bryan Bartz, DPT, ATC, physical therapist at UC San Diego Health suggests doing these stretching exercises a few times a day when working from home (and in the office as well).
Sojourn Yoga Online Classes
Been missing your morning routine? Sojourn Yoga, located in Bankers Hill, is here to help. Their experienced instructors are offering online yoga classes ranging from beginner to advanced. Just head over to their sign-up page and get ready to turn your downward-facing energy levels into a sunny salutation.
San Diego Behavioral Health Resources
The County of San Diego offers a wide range of programs and courses designed to refresh and relax. Their comprehensive online resource center incorporates mental-health maintenance tips, advice from California’s Surgeon General, and even activities for kids to help them keep their minds moving.
Plan Your Next Vacation
Another great way to take your tension down a notch is to dream about your next San Diego getaway. Until you can once again soak up all the sunshine and cool ocean breezes you’ll find in America’s Finest City, you can certainly let your mind wander to our shores! Visit our website today to get inspired and plan your next escape to the Dana On Mission Bay.