Skip Nav
Beginner Fitness Tips
Overcome Your Fear of Working Out With These 2 Simple Tips
Healthy Recipes
Low-Carb Cauliflower Biscuits Are a Beautiful Thing You Should Eat Immediately
Beginner Fitness Tips
A Word to the Wise: Don't Ruin a Long Run the Way I Did

Mandy Ingber Says Yoga Helped Her Through the Death of Her Father, Recommends Child Pose For Heartbreak

Mandy Ingber's Yoga Pose to Heal a Broken Heart

Dealing with a breakup or the loss of a loved one can be an incredibly painful experience to go through. I deal with heartbreak by increasing my workout schedule — exercising produces endorphins, after all. But when the pain is too much to bear, I turn to yoga. Mandy Ingberyoga instructor to Jennifer Aniston — told BounceBack that yoga helped her cope with the death of her father. A recent study even suggested that yoga produces higher levels of "mood improvement" in participants than other types of exercise. If you are going through a difficult period in your life, Mandy recommends Child Pose.

"It is humble. It is restorative; it calms the nervous system and stretches the back. They say that backbends are heart openers. For me, the last thing I want to do when I am heartbroken is open my heart more! Anything forward-bend is pretty calming. Sometimes though, when there's a lot of anger, Sun Salutes rock. Getting that anger to move OUT."

Has practicing yoga ever gotten you through a difficult period in your life?

Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Advah Advah 6 years
Oh yes. Endless repetitions of sun salutations really got me out of a bad breakup. Difficult to focus on that, but being forced to empty my mind or let go of bitterness/sadness/whatever even for a few minutes feels amazing. Makes me want to do some yoga now actually, I could use some rest..
Beyoncé and Jay Z Are Relationship Goals in Matching Suits at Hands of Stone Premiere
Thalia's Yoga Class Video
5-Minute Yoga Workout For Abs
Yoga Poses to Get Rid of Back Fat
Mandy Ingber Yoga For Happiness
Dolphin Dive Arm and Ab Exercise
eBay Wedding Dress Listing

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
X