Challenge Yourself To This 30-Day Self Love Yoga Challenge

Bella Breakdown January is full of ads and articles about getting in shape, taking on new fitness challenges and pushing yourself to get a workout in everyday. I don’t know about you, but it gives me hella anxiety. Throughout the month I tried to avoid being effected by these messages, but it’s hard not to feel guilty about my habits, or lack of motivation for hitting the gym. So now that it’s February (my birthday month!) and the month of love, it’s time to take on a much more fulfilling challenge. It’s all about self love and acceptance. This...

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Yoga Poses For Stress And Anxiety

Bella Breakdown We all experience stress from time to time, and those feelings can manifest themselves in different ways in our body. Many times, stress can cause tightness, pain and other physical symptoms in our bodies. Exercise in general is a proven tool to combat the effects of stress, but it’s also important to slow down and incorporate some healing postures and stretches into your routine. Try some of these poses next time your feeling on the anxious side. Sukhasana with Forward Bend Easy pose, or sukhasana, is a seated, cross-legged position. The forward bend helps you to focus...

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Great Pregnancy Exercises

Bella Breakdown Many women are ditching the idea that you have to be completely horizontal during your pregnancy. We are still working our day jobs, up and moving, and working out! Just because you are growing a human, doesn’t mean that you have to give up your favorite workout routine! Pregnancy also puts your body into a crazy tailspin. The sciatica , the pressure on your joints; exercising can actually be extremely helpful in relieving some of that pain. Here are some amazing exercises for you and your pregnant belly. 1. Curtsy Lunges Curtsy lunges are a great way...

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Exercises To Help Stress

Bella Breakdown There are so many factors in life that can cause stress. You might have a grueling work or school schedule, your family matters could be quite draining, or you could just be dealing with pressures of life in general. Whatever stresses are happening, you need a healthy way to deal with them. There are ways you can exercise to relieve stress. 1. For 2 minutes, put the soles of your feet together, with your legs in a butterfly position. Lay back down and put your arms loosely by your sides. Close your eyes and focus on deep,...

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Yoga For Your Face?

Bella Breakdown There are a lot of very strange beauty trends, especially in 2018. I mean, you’ve seen the decorated eyebrows right? The nose lashes? Okay, so maybe this next one isn’t so strange. Face yoga is a somewhat newer practice, albeit a bit odd. The idea is that we work out our bodies to stay toned, healthy, and fit, why not our faces too? So is face yoga actually beneficial? People seem to think so. The overall idea of facial yoga is to create blood circulation and draw in oxygen, in addition to relaxing tension in the face...

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