Yoga for Stress
Popular Yoga Techniques
Many of the popular techniques found to reduce stress derive from yoga:
- controlled breathing
- physical movement
- mental imagery
Yoga, derives its name from the word, “yoke”—to bring together—does just that, bringing together the mind, body and spirit. But whether you use yoga for spiritual transformation or for stress management and physical well-being, the benefits are numerous.
With Yoga Ireland, you can choose from General Classes or One to One sessions to start or continue your journey of Yoga.
What are the effects of Yoga’s on the body:
The following is only a partial list of yoga’s benefits:
- reduced stress
- sound sleep
- reduced cortisol levels
- improvement of many medical conditions
- allergy and asthma symptom relief
- lower blood pressure
- smoking cessation help
- lower heart rate
- spiritual growth
- sense of well-being
- reduced anxiety and muscle tension
- increased strength and flexibility
- slowed aging process
What’s Involved With Yoga?
The practice of yoga involves stretching the body and forming different poses while keeping our breathing slow and controlled.
The body becomes relaxed and energized at the same time. There are various styles of yoga, some moving through the poses more quickly, almost like an aerobic workout, and other styles relaxing deeply into each pose. Some have a more spiritual angle, while others are used purely as a form of exercise.
What Are The Benefits Of Yoga?
Virtually everyone can see physical benefits from yoga, and its practice can also give psychological benefits, such as stress reduction and a sense of well-being, and spiritual benefits. Certain poses can be done anywhere and a yoga program can go for minutes or hours, depending on your needs and schedule.
How Does It Compare To Other Stress Reduction Methods?
Yoga requires more effort and commitment than taking pills or herbs for stress reduction. Practicing Yoga daily and becoming mindful reduces stress in the long-term. Which in turn improves the health of both your body and mind.
This will empower you to deal better with stressors and difficult situations. Yoga combines several techniques for stress reduction. Yoga can provide the combined benefits of breathing exercises, stretching exercises/postures, relaxation techniques, guided imagery, and meditation.