Yoga Classes Can Reduce Stress Levels
Reduce Stress and Feel Calm with Yoga
Our members who haven’t tried Yoga often ask if Yoga is right for them. Our usual answer is – Yoga can be beneficial if you want to reduce stress, stay healthy and get fit.
Maybe your phone is ringing constantly with calls and text messages, your boss wants to speak with you and your spouse wants to know about dinner plans tonight. Busy schedules, stress and anxiety are everywhere. If these things sometimes get the best of you, you may want to give Yoga a try.
Yoga is a mind and body exercise combining stretching exercises, breathing and relaxation. Yoga can help fight stress, lower blood pressure and improve cardio function. Almost any person can do it.
Yoga combines physical and mental instruction to achieve calmness of body and mind, helping you relax and melt away stress and anxiety. Yoga has many styles, forms and physical levels. Hatha yoga may be a good choice for stress management. Hatha is a general style of yoga, and beginners may like its slower tempo and movements. But most can benefit from any style of yoga — it’s all about your personal choice. The main elements of Hatha yoga and most general yoga classes are:
postures, also called Yoga poses, which are a series of movements intended to improve strength and flexibility. Poses range from challenging postures that may have you testing your physical limits to laying on the floor while relaxed.
Controlling your breathing is an important part of yoga. Breath indicates your essential energy. Yoga teaches that managing your breathing can help you direct your body and quiet your mind.
Yoga can provide several healthy benefits including reduced tension and stress and anxiety. It can also improve your mood, overall self-esteem and improve fitness. Practicing yoga can lead to improved balance, flexibility, range of motion and strength. Many people find themselves less prone to injury and other physical endeavors after doing a Yoga class or routine. Yoga can also help decrease factors associated with certain conditions, such as high blood pressure and heart disease.