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Revitalize and perk up your afternoon

When the dreaded afternoon slump hits, try these refreshing moves from Rebecca Keane, a yoga instructor at Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness at Piedmont.

  • Bring your feet a little wider than hip-width apart.
  • Inhale, using your whole breath to carry your arms up overhead.
  • Touch your palms together, then bend at the waist, dropping your head toward the floor with arms extended out.
  • Either drop your hands all the way to your feet or modify the move by placing your arms on your thighs with bent knees. Either version will give you a great stretch in the hamstrings and the hip joints.
  • Breathe deeply, drop your head and arms, and round your spine as you inhale and slowly return to standing.
  • Open your shoulders wide and bring your feet together in a mountain pose, a traditional yoga standing pose.
  • Close your eyes and take a couple of deep breaths.
  • Repeat as needed to perk up and revitalize yourself throughout the day.

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