Anne Ornish: Let’s lighten our load of everyday stress.
Sit comfortably, evenly aligned in your seat, and tall in your spine. Let your arms rest naturally down along the sides of your body, palms are open to the front of you.
Breathing-in, feel yourself clench all of your stress and tension into tighter and tighter fists, suspend the breath in as you shrug your shoulders up towards your ears.
Then, slowly…as you release the tension as your release the breath, release your shoulders, soften and re-open your fists.
Finally, shake your hands out from the wrists, feeling the tension ease and unwind from your being.
Repeat this two times:
Breathing-in, clenching and consolidating all stress into your fists—and then, with a swooshing out-breath, soften and re-open your fists, and shake it all out.
Breathing-in, shrug your shoulders upwards—and then, with a sweeping out-breath, roll the shoulders back and down, and shake it all out — feel yourself looser, lighter and letting it all go.