While a heart-pumping power walk can do wonders, this week your mission is to rediscover the lost art of the stroll. What can you smell when you slow down? A neighbor's barbecue? A flowering lilac bush? By giving yourself permission to walk slowly, you're inviting the overall pace of your life to decelerate so that you may savor moments—not race through them.
Treat yourself to this soothing yoga pose whenever you need to stop the world; you'll emerge soothed and rejuvenated. Sit on the floor with a firm pillow one foot behind you. Bend your knees and bring the soles of your feet together, letting your legs fall to either side. Lie back on the cushion. Place your hands on your belly and breathe here for as long as it feels good. Roll to your right side and gently come back up to sitting. You’ve just completed the goddess pose.