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Living In Zen: Halle Berry Is Releasing Stress To Keep Her Sanity In-Check
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Living In Zen: Halle Berry Is Releasing Stress To Keep Her Sanity In-Check

A comprehensive guide to letting that hurt go, as told by Queen Halle herself.

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I don't know who needs to hear this, but it's time to let that hurt go, sis. Your pain is not an excuse for your procrastination and being busy doesn't always mean you're being productive. Whether you like it or not, you woke up this morning with a purpose, but you can't fulfill it until you take a moment to get out of your own head and Halle Berry just gave us the secret to doing exactly that.

According to Halle, although coping with anxiety and depression can be difficult during this time, it's not impossible. In a recent essay for Women's Health, she explained that at one time, negative energy became a menace to both her physical and mental wellness:

"Thanks to plenty of personal experience, I believe that if we allow negative energy and stress to fester within us, they profoundly influence our health and well-being. In fact, when I've allowed this energy to house itself in my body, I've felt it affect everything from my mood to my blood sugar to my digestion."

It was at this time, Halle began to seek sustainable coping mechanisms that would help guide her through tough times and transition into the best version of herself.

"That's why, throughout my life, I've developed a few simple practices that help me work through and release stress, fear, and negativity so that I can better manage my health (particularly my diabetes), be a better parent to my kids, and show up in the world from a grounded, balanced place."

For three ways Halle Berry keeps her sanity and her stress in-check while releasing negative energy at the same damn time, scroll below!

1.Halle Berry Practices Yoga As A Physical Form Of Meditation

"One of the most helpful stress-releasing practices for me is yoga. To me, it's a physical form of meditation that allows me to move negative energy out of my body. Whatever type of yoga I practice, focusing on my breath and really feeling my body as I flow through and hold poses really centers me. It's like the stress just lifts right out of me. I try to do yoga at least three times a week—even if just for 15 minutes or so."

2.Stretching Is Another Big Part Of How She Releases Bad Energy

"Something that goes hand-in-hand with yoga for me is stretching, so it's another big part of how I release bad energy. Sometimes I just hang out in downward-facing dog pose for a few minutes to stretch out my legs (my hamstrings tend to be tight from fight training). Or, if I need something relaxing, I'll sit in child's pose with my kids for a while. It's such a comforting position, but you feel a nice stretch in your hips, along your sides, and in your back and shoulders."

3.Halle Also Punches A Pillow Or Kicks A Heavy Bag To Combat Anxiety

"The other night, for example, I found myself stretching in my bedroom at 3 o'clock in the morning because the sound of helicopters outside was making me anxious. (I'm honestly a big fan of punching a pillow or kicking a heavy bag in these moments. Sometimes you just have to fight that unhelpful energy right out of your body.)"

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