We have been enjoying the lovely Yoga By Candace‘s amazing yoga videos forever and were blown away to have connected with her recently through the Mix N Matcha mission. This beautiful soul has generously contributed to our latest 10 in 10 segment with 10 yoga poses for the holiday season.

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The holidays can be beautiful. I always picture is like this: a blanket of snow outside, a cup of hot tea in my hand, and good times with friends and family. But let’s face it, the holidays can be stressful! If you find that stress it’s breathing down your neck, here are ten yoga poses to help:

1. Half-Moon Pose 

This is a fantastic pose for finding balance in your life. Use a yoga block under the bottom hand if the flexibility isn’t quite there yet and watch our for these common mistakes.

Half Moon Yoga Pose

2. Mini Back Bend

Hands down, this is my favorite pose to do throughout my work day, and it works just as well at the dinner table! It’s excellent for opening up the chest which may help to lift spirits and bring in the holiday cheer.

Mini Backbend Yoga Pose

3. Dancer’s Pose 

This is my go-to pose when I’m feeling tight and run down. The expansion of the pose makes me feel alive and just might work for you as well. Watch out for these common mistakes.

Dancers Yoga Pose

4. Low Lunge

Are you traveling this holiday season? This low lunge pose will help alleviate tight hips!

Low Lunge Yoga Pose

5. High Lunge

This pose is great for finding balance, opening up the hips and this variation with the hands behind the head opens up the chest as well, making it a really uplifting pose for the holidays.

HIgh Lunge Yoga Pose

6. Handstand

My non-negotiable daily rule is to play every single day. Getting upside down is a great way to play and bring about the holiday cheer. Don’t be scared to do it against a wall if you need to!

Handstand Yoga Pose

7. Camel Pose

Another heart opener, this bad boy has the power to brighten your spirits just in time for the holidays.

Camel Yoga Pose

8. Headstand

Headstand is a great pose to do when you hit the afternoon slump. Spend a few deep breaths upside down and you’ll feel re-energized for sure!

Headstand Yoga Pose

9. Pigeon Pose

This is a fab pose to do after a long day of travel. Tight in the hips? No prob, just use a yoga block as shown.

Pigeon Yoga Pose

10. Seated Meditation

Believe it or not, this is the thing to do that has the most benefit out of all of these poses. Sit tall, take a mudra with your hands as shown if you like, and close your eyes. Breathe slowly in and out. Commit for five minutes to total stillness as you breathe and open your eyes feeling completely transformed.

Seated Meditation

Have a wonderful holidays everyone!!!!

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