Easy Relaxation Tip from Madonna's Yoga Teacher

Stressed out? Madonna's yoga teacher, Eddie Stern, has an easy tip to help alleviate stress.

"Relax your face", says Stern! He tells Vitamin G:

Most of us do not know when we are feeling stress until it is too late... And a lot of that stress is held in our face. However, all of the muscles in the face are connected to the rest of our body, and if we can relax the face, everything relaxes with it. After stretching your shoulders, and warming your eyes; try this: sit up straight, close your eyes. Mentally feel each part of your face (you can do this by mentally scanning, or naming, each part). Say to yourself, 'lower jaw, upper jaw, nose, cheek bones, eyes, eye sockets, temples, forehead, scalp, ears, and behind the ears.' Let your awareness rest on each place for a moment, and see what happens. If you do this slowly, you can find that pent-up tension automatically releases just by virtue of bringing attention to your present state. Try it and see what happens. Sometimes, you have to try it twice!
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