12-Minute Stress Relief Routine

By: Maryann Berry

*Low Intensity*

Feeling stressed? There may not be much we can do about the things that are causing you stress (like that upcoming deadline at work), but we can always take some time to ourselves to calm our bodies and our brains so that we can approach these stressful circumstances with a fresh perspective.

In this 12-minute routine, we are going to do just that: take some time away from our stressful lives to promote a more relaxed (and hopefully more productive!) body and brain.

Warning: You might love the way these exercises make you feel so much that you keep coming back for more!

Keep in mind that some of the exercises in this routine may feel more like work than relaxation. By actively working and stretching key areas of the body that tend to hold tension, we can reach a significantly more relaxed state by the end of the routine.

One rule of thumb: Always listen to your body. If a movement or position does not feel right for you, leave it out and revisit it when you are ready.

Watch time: 12 minutes

The 12 Minute Stress Relief Routine is as follows:

Be sure to watch the video for more detailed instructions. Enjoy!


Please keep in mind that the information contained in this article is for informational purposes only. The purpose of this article is to promote broad viewer understanding and knowledge of various health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this article.


About the Author

At the age of 27, Maryann Berry suffered from chronic hip pain that left her in a wheelchair, even after consulting with over twenty healthcare professionals and undergoing invasive hip surgery. Today, Maryann is fully recovered and has been wheelchair free for years. Maryann, who is currently certified as a Posture Alignment Specialist, created Realign as a way to empower others to take responsibility for their own health the same way she did. Maryann works with people online via Skype, as well as in-person at her studio in San Diego, California. To learn more about Maryann’s programs, visit Realign Therapy. Maryann is also the founder of The Posture Workout, a revolutionary online form of Posture Alignment Therapy that makes this method easily accessible for everyone. Join her on Facebook at Realign Therapy.