Friday, April 9, 2010

Breathe Easy

The beach

yoga
dinners with girlfriends

driving range with my husband

Whenever I'm having a stressful day and need to decompress and relax I turn to a few different activities to aid in my mental (and sometimes physical) health. These are a few of my favorite relaxation/unwinding/mental health activities:

yoga
long runs
going to the beach
bike rides
chats/activities with my husband, girl friends, family, etc
reading a good book
baking/cooking

I'm hoping to do lots of relaxing over the weekend. What are your favorite ways to relax?

27 comments:

Gabriel said...

I like to relax by hanging out with my wife. I'd be relaxing in a hospital bed if I tried that crazy yoga pose.

Nicole said...

Val your arms are ripped . . . you go girl!!

Josie said...

You're clearly a yoga PRO. I just started taking classes and I'm only able to fake my way through it thanks to my balance and flexibility, courtesy my gymnastics/competitive cheer days... NO WAY could I do that craziness!
I relax by baking, napping, and reading magazines -- I just wish I had more time for it :)
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Katie said...

Great ways to relax! I need to try to get more into yoga, maybe it would help me calm down some :)

Kate's Rant said...

EATING!!!! You forgot pigging out ;) (oh, or is that just my all-time, for all occasions activity?) You are a ninja warrior!! That yoga pic is unbelievable!! Wow!

Missy said...

oh sounds great! i dont actually know HOW to relax! i never really get any time off x

Missy
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Sarah said...

VAL! You are AMAZING! I can't believe that Yoga pose!!! INCREDIBLE! My favorite ways to de-stress/relax? Napping on the beach, Enjoying a meal with Bunz/friends, Going for a walk, Watching Apple Movie Trailers, Painting.

HeatherClark said...

wow that yoga pic is nuts...it makes me feel quite pathetic haha

those are all great ways to destress

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Leah said...

Wow, I can't so that yoga stance yet... you are amazing. I also do yoga when I'm so stressed and it helps a lot.

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

OMG Look at your legs! I have seen this pose before and have never been able to accomplish it. I now bow before you, Yoga Princess!!!!
That list sounds like great ways to destress. I enjoy reading, getting a work out it, putting on something fabulous, and watching good movies =)

Thanks for stopping by!

Jessica said...

love the photos- your blog is great! thanks for dropping by at mine!

aw, those are all great ways to relieve stress. I like to drink a cup of irish tea, read a book, BALLET! i love dance, it makes me feel so much better! <3

http://aberrantmoda.blogspot.com/

Embodying Fashion said...

Your list is pretty great. I enjoy painting, walking, having a meal or coffee with friends, reading and watching movies. :)

I enjoyed your blog. I'll come back to see what you post next!

Jaime [SWHHW] said...

That's you, yoga-ing? wow, I'm so impressed!

I'm easily pleased when it comes to relaxing mode these days. I can sit in a park and read or just sit, drink coffee and watch the people go by. All the better if I get to do it alone.

Leslie said...

Thanks for stopping by! Nice blog!

Wow!! Your yoga pose is impressive! My favorite way to relax is hanging out with girlfriends, working out, or designing jewelry!

Vanessa said...

Wow, look at those yoga skills! I'm impressed!

Brooke said...

what happened to booooooooze?!?! :) a glass or two of wine in my pjs. fabulous!

and a trashy, mindless gossip magazine!

bananas. said...

whoa! that's some serious yoga moves you got there. i'm jealous of your skills and, whilke we're at it, your arms too!

veronicaa said...

Great outfit & blog!
Yoga all the way!
Xo Veronica
fashi0npassi0n.blogspot.com

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Can I just say how jealous I am of your body? :D Sporty but feminine.... you got some mad yoga skills girl! WOW!!! I'm impressed! :)

One of my favorite ways to relax (especially in the winter) is to go to a sauna/turkish bath! Does wonders to my mood and skin :)
XXX

http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

notjustmedical said...

Oh my god..crazy yoga pose!! How do you do it!

Relaxing is a good old lounge in front of the telly...or making cakes. Yum!

S
http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

The Beautiful and Glammed said...

wow, amazing yoga pose and AMAZING beach! Your blog is great, definitely be back! come follow TBAG if you fancy, love xx

kirstyb said...

i wish i was near the beach xxxxx

vicky h. said...

no wonder you have such an amazing body...that yoga is insane! can't believe the pose (I would totally fall on my face)

used to live by the beach, miss is soo much, words cannot explain!

xox
Bikinis & Passports

Kristin said...

I think you've just inspired me to take up yoga again. WOW!

Wanderlusting Fool said...

i agree with everyone elses comments... crazy yoga pose!

Wanderlusting Fool

paula said...

oh my, you put me to shame in the strength category. just started pilates and cant do half of it.

Lyndsy said...

Impressive Yoga Pose! Holy Cow!