How Yoga Relieves Anxiety

You just received an email from your boss saying that your client isn’t happy about your work ethic…

You think your boyfriend is cheating on you because he doesn’t reply back to your texts immediately…

You have a presentation tomorrow but you’re scared to prepare because you think you might fail…

You’re upset that still live with your mom and dad because you can’t afford to have an apartment of your own…

At some point in our lives, we all had experienced having anxiety whether it is from work, school, relationships or family. One of the best ways to combat stress, anxiety, and fear is through the practice of Yoga. If your anxiety continues to affect your decisions and actions in a negative way, you might want to try doing it.

Yoga is a practice that is designed to attain peacefulness in the mind and body. It helps you reduce stress and anxiety by lowering your blood pressure and heart rate. Numerous studies have proven that yoga improves your mood and sense of well-being. During a yoga session, everyone is encouraged to completely forget about the unnecessary thoughts on your mind by allowing you to focus on breathing and your body. Through its movements and poses, researchers have concluded that it lowers cortisol levels, it is usually at a higher level for people who have depression and anxiety.

One important aspect of yoga is controlling your breathing. Practicing your breath is an effective way to control your anxiety. Breathing has a great control over our physiology. It can directly affect on how we respond to stress that is why if it is done in a proper way, it can improve our immune system and chronic conditions. When you are able to understand and apply this, you will eventually learn how to manage stress and anxiety.

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