Welcome to Mirrix's second post as part of Weaving Wellness Month! Every Wednesday this month we will be featuring a blog post related to weaving and wellness. Check out last week's post here.
Today's post is by guest blogger Jennifer Chasalow VanBenschoten.
Jennifer VanBenschoten has been making things with her hands for as long as she can remember. She enjoys a variety of creative projects including beading, weaving, cooking, and writing. After completing her 200 hour yoga teacher training, she completed specialized trainings and certifications in Curvy Yoga (adaptive yoga for every body) and kid’s yoga. When she’s not on her yoga mat or crafting, you can find her writing creative nonfiction, reading Tarot cards, meditating, or spending time with her husband and 8-year-old son in the beautiful Adirondack mountains of New York State. You can follow her on Facebook for all the latest on her blog, teaching schedule, and upcoming workshops.
We’ve all been there: totally absorbed in our work, we don’t notice how we’re sitting with shoulders hunched together, neck bent at an odd angle, legs crossed in a tight chair… And then you try to stand up. Ouch!
Crafting, beading, or weaving are all wonderful ways to calm the mind similar to meditation, but just like in the ancient practice of yoga, you need to take care of your physical body so that you can keep on doing what you love to do. These 5 simple yoga stretches will help you relax tight muscles from hours of sitting, and they can even be done at your desk at work, on an airplane, or any time you feel the need to increase your energy and work your body a little bit.