If there were a hierarchy of things to do to sooth your adrenal glands, the big boss would be meditation.
When you meditate for five minutes or more, you are telling your body, “It’s now time to rest.” In terms of your body’s biochemistry, you are telling your body, “Breathe deeply to calm the nerves, so that they can tell the adrenals to relax.”
Set a timer for five minutes and pick a pose below. Practice three or more poses for five minutes each, once or twice a day.
For people who suffer from fatigue, less is more!
Ask any yogi what the best asanas are for relaxing the body and the majority would say inversions and twists.
As you twist, you detoxify organs such as the kidneys and the adrenal glands, which rest on top of each kidney. As you twist, imagine gently squeezing the adrenal glands and eliminating any toxins, stagnant blood, and stale hormones.
As you invert, you flood the brain with fresh blood, oxygen, and nutrients. So imagine nurturing your hypothalamus (the area of the brain that controls the endocrine [hormonal] system via the pituitary gland) with extra portions of fresh blood and oxygen.
Michael Kanter Star is a writer, chef, poet, photographer, and certified yoga instructor. This article was originally published on NaturallySavvy.com