MENTAL HEALTH AND YOGA

MENTAL HEALTH AND YOGA




Stress is everywhere. Whether you are at work, whether you are boss or whether your child is crying- stress is there and if you are constantly under stress your mind and body will pay the price.

Doing exercise or best technique to help you to unwind is key to promoting good mental and physical health.

Yoga was one of the best ways to unwind and reduce stress. In addition to walking, reading, and doing mild exercises, yoga is something that has help to find serenity and to achieve peace in body and mind. this yoga can be do in the comfort of your own home.

yoga is a slower pace style yoga and the movements are easier. Of course, there are many styles of yoga, each having certain forms and intensities.

Yoga is a practice that combines mind, body, stretching, controlled breathing and relaxation. It consists of postures which can increase your flexibility and controlled breathing which can help control  body and relax mind. yoga to client’s who are stressed or have anxiety. “Practicing yoga can not only be an effective stress reliever, but also a way to ease symptoms of anxiety and depression. By transferring focus and attention to the body and breath, yoga can help to temper anxiety while also releasing physical tension”. Yoga is a good way to clear your mind and focus on “where you are now” and “what you are doing now” as opposed to “what am I going to do tomorrow” or “what will happen next week.”

Yoga has many health benefits: it can reduce blood pressure, improve heart rate, reduce sleep problems, reduce mild depression or anxiety.

Yoga helps to regulate a person’s stress response system and provides with ways to cope and resolve anxiety and depression. If you are taking medications, you should not replace it with yoga. Adding yoga to existing treatments can help lower your symptoms and you can take advantage of its benefits:

  1. Improve your mental well being: Like mentioned above, yoga focuses on your breathing and body. This makes it a great way to focus on the present, to be more aware of your inner self, to achieve balance, to clear your mind and not focus on your worries or anxieties.
  2.  Help with depression and anxiety. Yoga can help regulate the stress response system, lower blood pressure and heart rate. Studies mentioned above and other literature have shown that yoga can help reduce depression and anxiety.
  3.  Improve memory and concentration. On the practice of concentration, clears your mind. As you focus your mind, you are better able to remember things and concentrate better.
  4.  Reduce effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The yoga group had greater improvement in mental health such as improved sleep, feeling calm, reduced anger and improved quality of life than the control group.
Give yoga a try and see if you like it. Of course, if you are experiencing medical issues, you should consult with your doctor to see if yoga is right for you.  Yoga may not be for everyone. Find what is a positive relaxation technique for you and practice it.  Yoga is a good way for me to get in tune with my inner self, to achieve balance, and to feel more relaxed with my thoughts.

Previous
Next Post »
Thanks for your comment

Google+ Followers