Stress is a normal reaction the body has when changes occur. People experience stress due to surroundings, body and most importantly thoughts that run around our mind.
Our body’s reaction to any change that requires adjustment or shift from regular activity is Stress. The changes can be physical, mental or emotional responses. End of the day, they all lead to pressure on the mind. Even positive situations like promotion, child birth, winning tournament lead to stress.
Many studies have found that a little yoga in the morning, at night, or even on a lunch break, can minimize stress and increase productivity. It is believed that yoga is so effective for stress relief because, aside from the physical benefits that yoga brings, it encourages a good mood, an increase in mindfulness, and a healthy dose of self-compassion.
The reasons for stress may vary person to person. Most common reasons for Stress due to work are :
- Unhappy with job, workload or too much responsibility
- Working for long hours or in dangerous conditions
- Insecure about future
- Discrimination at work place
- Stage fear, etc.
At personal level too, stress makes its presence. That may be due to the reasons listed below:
- Death of loved one
- Loss of Job
- Financial responsibilities
- Caring for sick one at home, etc.
So, Yoga and Pranayama play an important role in calming down your thoughts revolving in the mind and hence reduce Stress Levels. Here is a list of few postures and pranayama that brings Stress relief to an individual.
Supta Baddha Konasana
Nadi Shuddi Pranayama
Disclaimer : The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Note : Don’t practice yoga Asana on your own. Take help of an expert yoga teacher and also consult your doctor before practicing yoga Asanas or pranayama.