Yoga For Stress Reduction

10th July 2020

It’s proven that regular yoga sessions can ease stress and improve your overall quality of life. A short yoga session is enough to create a good mood and bring about mindfulness in just about anyone. And, if performed regularly, the positive effects will accumulate and bring lasting changes.

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of yoga:

  • Ease Anxiety
  • Lower Heart Rate
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Lower Cortisol Levels
  • Relaxed Muscles
  • Better Sleep Quality

Virtually everyone will get these physical benefits from regular yoga sessions. Anyone can do easy yoga poses at home or at work for an hour or even just a few minutes, depending on the situation. Yoga is about much more than the physical poses, however. When managing stress, the goal is to increase mindfulness and achieve a more relaxed mental state.

These yoga poses are effective for easing stress and anxiety:

Forward Fold- forward fold is an easy pose that immediately eases anxiety. It involves sitting down with extended legs that are bent slightly in the knees. While breathing deeply, lower your chest toward both thighs, while making sure that your neck and head are relaxed. By repeating this a few times, your mind will be calmer and your heart rate slower.

Eagle Pose- the eagle pose requires deeper concentration. It helps you to achieve mindfulness by focusing on the present moment. Stand with shoulders back and down, while both feet are hip-wide apart. Calm your mind and pick the right leg and put it over your left leg. Slowly cross your left arm over the right arm.

Cat Pose- this pose provides relief for the muscles in your back and spine. While exhaling, move your spine above toward the ceiling and draw your forehead toward the floor. Make sure that your belly is fully engaged while having this pose. Breathe regularly and deeply as you make these movements. Your mind should feel calmer and it contributes in reduced anxiety.

These poses are easy to do and, with each session, you will feel a slight improvement. Continue doing them a few times each day and in just one week, your stress level will be much easier to manage.

Contact The Karma Centre

To learn more about the benefits of yoga, contact The Karma Centre today and speak with an expert yoga instructor who can answer any questions you might have.

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