Yoga is a tried and true conduit to mental clarity. Bend your body into the following positions to loosen your joints, invite fresh blood to your limbs and physically open your constricted chest and shoulders.


If these look too cray, click on each pose and find variations to suit your comfort level.

Dancer or Natarajasana

This pose lifts you up and forward through your heart and your head. Nataraja is another term for Shiva, The Auspicious One, whose cosmic dance clears the weary and makes way for creation. Bring it on.

Camel Pose or Ustrasana

The mother of all heart openers- my typical crying pose: Camel Pose pulls your heart open, bares your sensitive throat and leaves you as vulnerable as any human can be. Let your heart be free and see what comes in.

For more: Yoga Journal's awesome interactive piece on Heart Openers