I've been working out regularly for years, but it wasn't until early 2012 that I made a commitment to start practicing yoga regularly. It's been instrumental in helping me both physically (anyone, in my opinion, who does high intensity cardio should be balancing it out with yoga) and mentally, because it helps teach you that simply breathing can make any difficult situation better.
It's not an easy task to take a step back and calm down when you're anxious, but practicing asanas is a great tool. Amanda Murdock, who teaches at Pure Yoga and SLT, has agreed to show us five poses we can do anytime we're looking to ease stress.
Images taken at Pure Yoga by Sharon Feiereisen