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Yoga- The Stress Buster

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You have a deadline to meet and you’re not even close. Your children are testing you and you are arguing with your significant other. Stress comes in a variety of forms and can really get the best of us if we allow it to. That is why it’s so important to have outlets for stress and anxiety. Take yourself to another place and clear your mind. Yoga is an excellent way to achieve this. Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines stretching exercises and controlled breathing and relaxation.

The core components of yoga include poses and breathing. Yoga poses, also known as postures, includes a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility. Poses can range from an array of styles such as simply sitting down Indian style to testing your most physical limits. Breathing is an important part of yoga; controlled breathing. Breath signifies your vital energy. Yoga teaches that if you can control your breathing you can control your body and quiet your mind.

Yoga is used as a stress reducer. Studies prove that yoga can help reduce stress and anxiety. It can also enhance your mood and sense of well being. Yoga also can help improve your fitness with range of motion, flexibility and balance. Most importantly, yoga helps reduce risk factors for chronic diseases, such as heart disease and high blood pressure.

All in all, yoga is an activity that everyone can do. The health benefits can help you feel your very best when stress and anxiety rear their ugly heads. According to satisticbrain.com, 15 million Americans are practicing yoga so what are you waiting for! NOMASTA!

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