the second biggest shopping day of the year. 3 It's the last weekend before Christmas and battling the shopping crowds is SURE to be stressful .... But there's something you can do in the middle of a crowded store to de-stress, that's discreet but effective .... stand on one foot! Channel 4's Melanie Lawson explains how to mix a trip to the mall...with yoga! 3 0 - 840 - 45 "The idea is to take your mind off of 12 things going on at once, settle you in for a moment, and balance on one foot.You can hold onto something, or not, and just focus and take a breath."YOGA THERAPIST JUDI BAR SAYS THE IDEA IS TO DISENGAGE THE "FIGHT OR FLIGHT" FEELING YOU MAY BE EXPERIENCING BECAUSE YOU MUST FOCUS TO BALANCE.YOU ONLY HAVE TO LIFT YOUR FOOT A FEW CENTIMETERS OFF THE FLOOR TO FEEL THE EFFECT.SHE SAYS THE SUBTLE MOVEMENT IS ENOUGH TO GET YOUR MIND OFF OF THE LONG LINES AND DISGRUNTLED SHOPPERS AROUND YOU AND GET YOU TO FOCUS ON SOMETHING ELSE, WHICH SHOULD HELP TO CALM YOU.SHE SAYS ANOTHER THING YOU CAN TRY WHILE STANDING IN LINE, CLENCHING YOUR FISTS, TIGHTENING YOUR MUSCLES, AND THEN RELAXING.CG: Judi Bar, E- RYT 500/Cleveland Clinic "Tightening reminds us that we're tense, but the feeling of going "hah" in itself is relaxing."BAR SAYS TO PRACTICE THESE TECHNIQUES BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT TO THE STORES, SO YOU'RE PREPARED TO USE THEM.