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Impact of Stress on your Body

Have you ever noticed your body holds on to stress?

I most definitely have noticed that in the past AND, most recently, in the past two weeks. I try to balance it out with yoga.

Today I moved into my first downward dog and I could barely get into it, I was so tight.

I've heard you store stress in your hips (yes for me) and I also think you store in your shoulders.

As I moved through our extreme flow yoga class (which is exactly what I wanted today) I was patient with myself and let myself slowly open up.  I think this is not only physically, but emotionally too.  

Yesterday at the office, everyone was ready to offer their critiques of the conference, which I appreciate and know are very important. At the same time, I couldn't carry a conversation about any of them to explore solutions.  Part of this was pure exhaustion.  Part was the stress still lingering, I think.

I worked my way through the poses and gradually opened.  By the end I was in scorpion...against the wall...let's not get crazy.
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