It's been so stressful lately in the office because it is 'peak' season. My work requires me to sit all day facing the computer and finish the tasks at hand. A lot of times I miss my breaks or if not, have my lunch late. Times like this, I go to the wash room or some open space and do a few quick forward bends, or if possible (if no one is around), my favorite de-stressing pose, the downward facing dog pose, shown below.
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What I notice everytime I do this pose is that it seems like it puts your blood circulation back to its normal flow, I instantly feel roelaxed after doing this. Plus, your muscles (and bones, probably) get a good stretch, too! So who would need a gym and the machines if one knows these basics? :)
Have a nice day!