7 Poses to Help You De-Stress

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Warrior two pose can help! (Photo: Flickr/Wendy Cope)

Feeling too tightly wound lately? Check your stress.

When you find yourself in a stressful situation, you need to figure out a way to get those cortisol levels down, lest your body enters into fight-or-flight mode. Fortunately, there’s lots of ways to fight back stress — from meditation and exercise, to something as simple as a hug

Even holding your body in certain poses can help. Happify, a website and app helping people build happiness skills through science-based activities and games, created this infographic with some suggestions for helping you unwind, with expert input from Radius Yoga creator Dana Santas. Take a look below:

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