Yoga for Stress Management!
By Katie Holden
Yoga is one of the oldest methods for self-development. Basic Yoga includes moral disciplines, body postures, meditation and breath control.
Traditionally yoga was only popular in the East it is becoming very popular in the west. It is a proven fact that the addition of yoga in routine life helps minimise stress and tension. It can also lead to increased productivity.
Apart from a healthy body, yoga helps lift mood and control mood swings and also helps the person to be more attentive.
Techniques for reducing stress
There are many popular techniques that people are using in order to reduce stress from yoga:
- Smooth and controlled breathing
- Physical exercise
- Mental imagery
- Incorporating the connection between the mind and body
- Releasing of emotional vibes
Effects on the body
Yoga is a practice that individuals can adopt and include in their daily life. To bring a lot of benefits and good changes in the body.
Benefits include –
- It helps in reducing stress and tensions.
- Practising Yoga regularly leads to sound and good nights of sleep.
- Helping in maintaining and reducing cortisol levels.
- Easing pain in people suffering from some minor medical condition.
- It helps in settling blood pressure conditions.
- This leads to normalized pulse and heart rates.
- Both physical and spiritual growth.
- Solves various ageing issues.
There are numerous advantages of Yoga. These advantages are directly proportional to the efforts involved.
Yoga: spiritual angle and solely as a form of exercise
It serves two purposes and gives advantages to both spiritual and physical levels.
Involving different postures and poses styles, for relaxing the body and making it more lively and energised.
There are various poses and each pose caters to different purposes in fulfilling an individual’s needs. Some practices involve exercise, body movements, and aerobics.
Other poses are performed to lift spiritual and inner peace.
When yoga is performed for lifting mood and inner peace with mental and inner stress spiritual poses are practised.
While for physical fitness there are other yoga postures to bring the body in shape.
Psychological benefits of yoga
One can see the visual effects of yoga practice and its benefits. On the other hand, yoga is of real benefit in relieving stress and brings a sense of well-being.
Provides spiritual support in ways of connecting with God or Spirit, or a feeling of magnificence.
Including yoga in routine schedule can minimise the effects of stress.
Studies have shown that when a specific pose is practised to overcome stress it can result in controlling mood swings, more positive thoughts and increased self-compassion.
It uplifts the soul with positive and encouraging ideas leading to better performance and productively.
Many people suffer from stress-related issues and few stress-related problems are cured by the doctors.
Yoga can act as a stress buster and helps people to fight against stress, tension, and mental pressures.
Practised regularly it helps the body to cope with stress and helps in improving overall well-being.
Being a combination of both mental and physical fitness. Yoga is a fundamental concept that body and mind both are interconnected.
When someone is dealing with stress it affects simultaneously to both the mind and body which in turn creates an imbalance.
So for the easy flow of both body and mind, try to perform yoga on a regular basis to get favourable results.