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Video: Feeling the Stress of COVID-19? Follow Along for 10 Minutes of Yoga and Relaxation

McLean’s Kate McHugh, Manager of Fitness, walks us through steps we can take to find a minute to ourselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you’ve been sitting at a makeshift desk, created your own standing one at home, have been on your feet for hours, or are simply tense, there’s a good chance that you’re experiencing back stiffness or pain. A good way to combat this—and relieve tension and anxiety—is through the eight movements of the spine.

Watch Kate McHugh share these simple movements. In a short amount of time, you’ll start to feel tension release from your back and neck while allowing for a reprieve from work, your laptop, or your home environment.

All you need for this exercise is a chair. Do not overexert yourself, and if you have an existing medical condition, please do not attempt any movements that make you feel uncomfortable.

More COVID-19 Resources

It’s important to think about ways to manage your mental health during these difficult times. McLean is committed to providing mental health and self-care resources for all who may need them. You and your family may find these strategies from McLean experts helpful to feel mentally balanced and safe during the coronavirus outbreak.

Learn more on our COVID-19 mental health resources page.

March 27, 2020