PBS host Stephanie Mansour, of "Step It Up With Steph," shares a simple yoga routine that relieves stress and restores well-being after a mentally and physically draining year.

Reduce fatigue with this easy yoga routine

Updated 1301 GMT (2101 HKT) December 29, 2020

(CNN)If you're feeling weary as 2020 comes to an end, you may be in need of some relaxation. Let's face it: This year has been a challenge for so many. Whether it was the transition from in-person to online activities or keeping up with new health safety guidelines, countless people likely had some trouble adjusting to our new way of living. So how about we take some time for ourselves in the New Year?

Yoga is the perfect workout if you're looking for more self-care. Studies have shown that yoga actually reduces the production of stress hormones such as cortisol. Because of this phenomenon, many people find themselves feeling at peace after a relaxing and light yoga routine.
Regularly practicing yoga can become your new stress reliever, especially if you choose the right poses. Light and simple poses are the way to go if you're looking for a restorative routine. This type of yoga may improve fatigue and overall well-being, according to research. Because the stresses of 2020 are enough to leave you both mentally and physically drained, I've devised a yoga routine that pinpoints relieving stress and restoring well-being. Trust me, we all deserve it!
For each yoga pose, breathe in and out through your nose.
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Malasana

This pose is basically a squat. It opens up the hips and inner thighs.
Open your feet as wide as your hips and turn the toes out toward the front corner of the mat. Bring the palms together at your chest, and bend the knees out to the sides as you lower down into a squat. Squat as low as you can so that your butt is almost touching the floor.
Press your upper outer arms into your inner thighs to open more deeply. Take a few breaths here.
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