Huffington Post Canada: Trish Stratus' favourite yoga pose

Press     November 28, 2011

By Rebecca Zamon

The Huffington Post Canada talked to Canadian fitness and yoga expert and former WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus, on how yoga helps her zone out.

HuffPost: How do you suggest taking a break from the stresses of the holidays?

Trish Stratus: During a stressful or busy day, I take five minutes out of my day to do a yoga pose. Legs to the Sky pose is a favourite. Lay down with on the ground with your legs up a wall so you are in an L-shape. Relax your arms, shoulders and back gently into the ground. Stay in this pose for at least five minutes. This is a calming pose that can be done anytime and anywhere.

I also ensure I take five minutes between meals to eat a whole-grain snack and keep my energy levels up. Whole-grain snacks help your body produce increased levels of serotonin, which improves your mood and produces a calming feeling. It also controls the production of the stress hormone cortisol. Now you can see why we call carbs comfort foods!


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