Being a travel nurse can be exhausting and take a toll on a person emotionally, mentally, and physically. The good news is that there are healthy options for travel nurses to manage stress and other emotions they may experience while working during a travel assignment. One such way a travel nurse can manage his or her emotions is by practicing yoga for a few minutes per day.
Here are four easy yoga poses every travel nurse can use for relaxing sore muscles and getting rid of stress. All of them are easy poses that can be enjoyed by anyone, from beginners to seasoned yogis.
1. Child’s Pose
This yoga pose is wonderful for travel nurses because it helps relax the hips, thighs, and ankles. These are all areas of the body that a travel nurse might feel pain, especially after being on their feet all day. It’s a very easy and calming pose where you can simply bend forward and breathe slowly.
2. Pigeon Pose
Pigeon pose is great for the body for a variety of reasons, including helping to stimulate internal organs, stretch the glutes, groins, and psoas, and alleviate sciatic pain. Prolonged periods of standing and sitting, or carrying out daily tasks that involve lifting, crouching, bending, and other movements can cause muscle soreness in these areas, and these poses are a simple and relaxing way to help soothe that pain.
3. Cat-Cow Pose
Cat-cow is an excellent for relaxing the neck and back, and lengthens the spine, which in turn helps improve circulation between the vertebrae. The pose also stretches the abdomen and can even alleviate menstrual cramps.
4. Seated Spinal Twist
This pose helps soothe any pain in the shoulders, hips, and neck. It’s definitely one you’ll want to perform after a long, challenging shift, and is perfect for calming you before going to sleep.
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