Wellness Roundup June 2nd: Learn How to do a Perfect Handstand

If you’re reading this, it’s probably Friday, which is always worth celebrating. There’s a reason why we always post our Wellness Roundups on Friday – how motivated are you to do things on weekdays? With everything else going on in your life, it can be difficult to focus inward and try to make changes. The weekend, however, tends to open things up and create a positive environment for improvement. In short, the weekend is amazing, and you deserve to make yourself feel better this weekend.

As always, we’re breaking down our wellness roundup in five different categories:

  • How-to
  • Try
  • Move
  • Beauty
  • Make

How-to:

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Ah, the dreaded handstand. Have you ever been in a yoga class, and the instructor does a perfect handstand, and you’re sitting there in child pose thinking, “How in the world am I supposed to do that?” It can be hard to ask for help in a class setting, but with this guide from yogi Sophie Jaffe, you can perfect the handstand on your own!

Try:

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A new study shows that rugged sports can be effective at alleviating depression and anxiety. Rugged sports like rock climbing seem like they’d cause nothing but stress, but it actually makes you focus on the movement which doesn’t allow your mind to wander on stressful things happening in your life.

 

 

Move:

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Let’s be honest, one of the things we hope to get out of yoga is a toned backside. If you’re not getting the results you want, here are seven poses that will firm and tone your glutes.

Beauty:

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The time has finally come – octopus buns are officially in! The perfect blend of low-key trendy and beastly beauty. Not to mention, it’s super easy to do. This is one those styles where you can wake up sort of late, octopus-ify your hair, and look super fresh.

Make:

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Avocados are God’s gift to us mere mortals. The problem with avocados is finding recipes worthy of the taste. Most avocado recipes take some time, except this one! Make a healthy avocado smoothie in seriously just two minutes. We can personally vouch for the both the convenience and taste as both were excellent.