Holiday yoga can help you feel sane again, no matter what Thanksgiving stress you're encountering. If travel, turkey basting, family obligations, and nonstop eating during the holiday have taken a toll your body, don't despair. Just try some holiday yoga moves to help you detox from overeating and erase holiday stress. Studies have found that yoga can improve blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels; lower stress levels; and even relieve back pain—like the sore spine you may have incurred during that Black Friday shopping spree.
Yoga expert Kristen Schultz Dollard, author of The Yoga Body Diet: Your Stress-Free 5-Week Weight-Loss Plan (Rodale, 2010), suggests a few poses that will help you get back on track after a long weekend of overeating and stressful holiday shopping. Read on and get ready for a full recovery.