Getting through the long, cold winter can exact a heavy toll on the body. The result? Chronic aches and low energy. You can stretch out the stress, though, with a little time and effort. Done three times a week, this rejuvenating routine paves the way to a calmer, more energized you.
“It’s all in your head”. Many people with mental health issues know this to be a common response to their struggles. More and more evidence is showing it’s not just all in our heads: anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses can wreak physical havoc on our bodies too.
It may seem counter intuitive, but one of the best things you can do in times of high stress is just sit there and breathe. Of course, what you're thinking about during this quiet period of reflection and breathing makes a big difference.
The physical practice of yoga is often times strenuous as it tones the body and increases weight loss. Although many practice yoga because it relieves stress and clears the mind, the added benefit of maintaining a yoga practice is a healthy body. If weight loss is going to improve an individual’s quality of life, then incorporating challenging yoga postures is beneficial for that particular goal.
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One of the benefits of yoga is creating a balance within oneself. There are yoga poses that benefit many things that trouble individuals and one area with which yoga can be particularly helpful is anxiety. By turning one’s focus in to their breath and their body’s movement, these 10 yoga poses can to relieve anxiety.