10 September 2018

How can Yoga help reduce stress?

Yoga is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline and, nowadays, the most popular regime among those who are looking to gain flexibility, strength and lose weight. With the adoption of specific bodily postures, Yoga is widely practiced for health and relaxation.

  • Yoga relaxes your body: When practiced in the right way, it can be as soothing as a massage when it comes to relaxing the physical body. Restorative yoga is a type of yoga known for its relaxing, calming and healing effect.
  • It helps you relax your mind and breathe: Yoga teaches you to focus and slow down. Pranayama is the conscious awareness of breath: the life force that both energizes and relaxes the body. The controlled breathing enables both the rhythm of performing yoga poses and relaxing the mind for meditation.
  • You’ll develop a connection between your mind and your body: When we are not aware of how our mind works we can develop long-term stress. Awareness can help us live in a more conscious way. Vinyasa is a type of yoga that links movement and breath to attain balance in the mind and body. Inhalation is usually connected to upward, open movements, while exhalation is often tied to downward movements or twists.
  • You’ll leave negatives emotions behind: When practicing yoga, we release emotional energy, especially throughout hips & shoulders stretches (where emotional tension is cumulated).

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