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Yoga and Stress Relief #FitnessFriday

Yoga and Stress Relief #FitnessFriday

Happy #FitnessFriday!

Dr. Murad encourages everyone who works with him at Murad to follow his lead and embrace an Inclusive Health lifestyle. One key aspect of living Inclusively is finding healthy ways to cope with the stress of modern living—what Dr. Murad calls “Cultural Stress.” Yoga is a great way to manage the impact of stress because it is proven method to release tension in the body and ease the mind. These yogis at Murad share how their yoga practice has helped them to get a handle on stress and live a happier, healthier Inclusive Health lifestyle.

Candice_YogaPose_LowResCandice Winkelpleck, Executive Director Global Education

How did you get into yoga?
I took a class in college and have practiced on and off ever since

How long have you been practicing?
10 years

Where do you practice?
YogaWorks, I love the convenience of their studio near Murad’s corporate headquarters.

What’s your favorite yoga pose?
anjaneyasana, crescent lunge

Why do you practice yoga?
It is the best form of stress relief

How have you made it part of your fitness routine?
The secret is to go straight to the studio from work. If I have time to fit it in to my hike, there is a yoga class on the lawn at Runyon Canyon.

What is your personal mantra?
Keep going

Melanie_YogaPose_LowResNatalie Zimmerman, Corporate Communications Associate

How did you get into yoga?
My first introduction to yoga was in high school. My friend took me to a class that her dad suggested we go to. We were laughing in the back row. I didn’t take it seriously. I we re-introduced in college and have been practicing ever since. I think when something is so new and different from anything you’ve done before it’s easy to laugh at your mistakes. Sometimes in class I still find myself laughing when I fall out of a pose. You can’t take yourself too serious.

How long have you been practicing?
9 years

Where do you practice?
YogaWorks and sometimes at home. I need to boost up my home practice.

What’s your favorite yoga pose?
Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward-Facing Dog)

Why do you practice yoga?
Sounds cliché, but I practice for the mind, body and soul. In the last few years I’ve been diving deeper into my practice with mediation and educating myself on the history of yoga, how to deepen my practice, and understanding chakra energy.

How have you made it part of your fitness routine?
It’s my main fitness routine! But I also do Pilates and strength training to help support my practice.

What is your personal mantra?
Your thoughts become your reality. If you have positive thoughts you will see the good in the universe, if you have negative thoughts all you will see is negative. Exude positive energy and you will get the same in return.

Summer is right around the corner, and there’s no better time to jump start your fitness routine than right now.

Join in the conversation on social by posting your favorite yoga pose and tagging @MuradCares and #FitnessFriday.

Please come back and follow along our yoga series where we will feature more yogis at Murad and related topics.

Namaste.

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