Yoga Poses That Heat Up The Body And Cool The Mind

Written by

Katherine Oakes

10:33 am
01/07/16

Photographed by James Kicinski-McCoy

After an indulgent holiday season of eating more than your fair share of sweet treats, attending parties galore, and conquering countless shopping lists, we’d say it’s about time to reset your body and mind for the new year. But if you don’t have time to do a full-on workout session or attend a yoga class, there’s a convenient, therapuetic alternative. When you’re looking to find that sweet spot between breaking a little sweat and settling your nerves, practicing these five yoga poses for mind and body can be the perfect way to move stale and unsettled energy from the inside out by heating up your body and cooling down your mind. Neuroscientists agree, exercise that gets your blood flowing is good for your brain health and the effects of deep breathing that yoga provides helps to decrease your levels of stress. What mama couldn’t use a little bit more of that?! So suit up, grab your mat, and try out these refreshing poses below to get your yogi on!

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