You could do pushups like this with your #stayhome peeps.
Are you having fun playing our #stayhome Bingo? I absolutely love seeing photos of your freshly made beds, your sweaty glowing post-WOD faces, and your delectable dinners. Keep 'em coming!
Two of our Bingo squares are focused on helping you relax and reduce stress.
ROMWOD, short for Range of Motion Workout of the Day, is the Yin style of yoga. You passively hold the yoga postures for 1 to 4 mins. Your body will eventually relax into the posture and your muscles will release. When your muscles release tension your stress and anxiety will follow.
ROMWOD is a pretty slick App and you can filter sessions by body parts, time and exercise movements. For example, you might seek out a 20 min session focusing on releasing your lower back after a workout that had burpees. Enter those criteria in the filter and BINGO! You have a customized ROMWOD session.
All of our members have free access to ROMWOD for 45 days via the gym membership that I purchased at the beginning of April. It's our gift to you for being such amazing, loyal and dedicated members.
The other Bingo square that will help you relax and reduce stress is to sit (or lie) quietly for 10 minutes. All of us CrossFitters know, 10 minutes can feel like an eternity. However, you might be surprised at how quickly 10 mins can fly by. As you're quietly sitting (or lying down) you can pray, meditate, count to 1000, or simply focus on your breath. The idea here is that you step away from a screen and step into yourself.
Many people So many people think meditation is eliminating all thoughts and gaining a "clear" mind.
Nothing could be further from the truth!
Our goal with meditation is to recognize that we have thoughts and to let them go. In other words, don't get caught up in the ticker tape of thoughts that will certainly race across your mind and build a story with them.
Recognize that you're thinking, again and again, and then let that thought go.
If you have trouble with this a guided meditation can be helpful. There are many to choose from and I especially like to use Insight Timer. Lots of folks prefer Headspace.
It doesn't really matter what you choose to use, as long as it works for you.
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