Think only about how your body moves.
A great way to beat anxiety is to get up and stretch. In this little workout, we’ve put together mobility and coordination exercises to help you get distracted, refreshed, and gently stretch your muscles.
How to do the workout
Perform the following exercises 4-6 times in each direction:
- Abduction of the pelvis with an inclination to the side.
- Downward facing dog bringing the knee to the chest.
- Shoulder and hip circles.
- Reversal from a lunge.
How to do exercises
Abduction of the pelvis with an inclination to the side
Stand on your right knee, take your left leg to the side and straighten it. Fold your hands in front of your chest. Keeping your back straight, push your pelvis back. Go as deep as you can stretch.
Straighten up, raise your left arm through the side and lean to the right, stretching your side. Make sure that the body does not lean forward, look at the ceiling.
Hold this pose for a couple of seconds, return to the starting position and repeat. After doing 6-8 times, change legs and perform in the other direction.
Shoulder and hip circles
Get on all fours, raise your left hand with your palm up and your right leg bent at the knee at a right angle. Move your hand behind your back, first turning it with your palm to the floor, and then to the ceiling. At the same time, turn your leg with your knee to the side, and then move it forward, closer to your chest. Go back the same way.
If you can’t coordinate movements, first practice turning your arms and legs separately, and when you get comfortable, combine them into one exercise. Alternate sides through time.