Years ago I received some really good advice from one of my first yoga teachers and would like to pass it along to you.
It was 1995 and I had a stressful corporate job. Some days there was so much pressure I began to experience a bit of anxiety.
My wise yoga teacher suggested that when I felt stressed or simply experienced a drop in energy during my day to go into the restroom and get my head below my heart. Believe it or not I started to do this. I found myself going to the restroom and taking Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend) breaks a few times a day.
This helpful advice worked wonders!
Next time you feel stressed or catch yourself looking for a sugar or caffeine boost during the day try inverting instead!
For more on the benefits of inversions see my recent blog post. To learn how to cultivate a healthy practice of the more powerful inverted postures please join me for my upcoming mini-series Turn It Upside Down.