The Best Restorative Yoga Poses To Relieve Stress From Indecisiveness Of Gift Shopping & What The Active Rest Day Is

I don’t know about you guys, but EVERY SINGLE TIME a holiday or a birthday comes around, I get super stressed out because I have no clue of what to buy as a gift. Like zero, nada, ZILCH! And with the Saint-Valentine’s only in 2 days, I am totally clueless… S.O.S.!!! HEEEEELP!

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Please, don’t misunderstand me though! Not that I don’t know my husband well enough, I actually normally have quite a few ideas of what to get for him… when there is no occasion! I always vow to myself that I will remember these ideas, and then I just forget them…

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I guess, I should finally learn a lesson and start writing down my ideas! *It only took me 5 years to figure that one out!*

Anyhow, since today is my rest day, I decided to take it easy and do something to calm my nerves down and hopefully come up with an idea for a gift. *Fingers crossed!* And what could be better at that than doing some restorative yoga???

The best restorative yoga poses to relieve stress

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As you know, rest days are just as important as training days. This is the time when our bodies adapt to the previous day’s workout. According to the training guide, I should make this an active rest day. Some of the suggestions are:

  • Walk to the store instead of driving,
  • Take the stairs at work,
  • Park at the far end of the parking lot,
  • Every hour take a 1-minute break and stretch

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Now you tell me. What are your favorite restorative yoga poses? How do you prefer to spend your rest days? Also, how do you brainstorm for gift ideas?

xoxo
Olena

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16 responses to “The Best Restorative Yoga Poses To Relieve Stress From Indecisiveness Of Gift Shopping & What The Active Rest Day Is

  1. I love child’s pose. It’s sooooo relaxing! I am the worst present giver, I can never think of anything good but I like your idea to start writing things down. Sometimes I peruse Pinterest if I’m really stuck. Good luck! I’m sure you’ll come up with something great 🙂

  2. Pigeon is my all time favorite pose, I do it everyday. For gifts, I keep running lists through the year of things I like for people so I don’t have to panic at the last minute.

  3. I agree! Coming up with present ideas can be so stressful.. Especially when we just got finished with the holidays! Good luck 🙂

  4. Love this ecard! So perfect!

  5. Oh girl I feel your pain on the gift giving. Have you come up with any good ideas yet? I am still trying to figure mine out…

    My favorite restorative yoga pose is happy baby. It is not the most pretty pose but it feels so good.

    I usually take at least one active rest day a week and what I do, depends on what my body needs. Some days it’s a full yoga practice while others its just a long walk.

  6. Child’s pose is my all time favorite one! Saturday is usually my rest day since my long run is on Sunday. We might go hiking or for a walk but I try to rest my legs!

  7. Hey Olena! I hear ya on the gift buying! But notes, notes, notes on your mobile is a great way to remember. If you don’t have the Awesome Note app already, download it on your phone a set up a cute little file for Gifts and you can write your ideas down on the go and always have them handy. I HEART my Awesome Note!! I use it for everythang! … Also, love pigeon pose! Great hip opener for my tight as a drum hips. Also, l’m a lover of baddha konasana (butterfly pose) too. Great for sitting on the floor and watching the boob-tube.

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