The benefits of yoga for health are well known. In addition to physical nature, such as reducing chronic pain or allowing you to sleep better, regular yoga practice can also improve mood and reduce stress. A group of researchers said in a report published in the Medical Hypotheses magazine, to have found a link between yoga and stress. This has to do, apparently, with the influence of yoga on the brain. “Yoga movements reduce stress and correct imbalances in the nervous system,” said lead researcher Dr.
Chris Streeter, a professor of psychiatry at Boston Medical University. The postures act on the physical body, and the breathing and meditation practices contribute to control and calm the mind. The first step is to learn to discern more clearly between tension and relaxation.
Stress affects our whole being, but we cannot live without it because it is part of human existence. The difference is in keeping it at a manageable and positive level. Yoga can help us to control our stress on a stable and useful level through the postures or asanas that act on the physical body, and the breathing and meditation practices, which contribute to control and calm the mind.
When stress exceeds normal levels it can weaken the immune system and as a consequence, the body becomes more vulnerable to infections. This contributes to the development of health disorders such as hypertension, gastric ulcers, digestive problems and heart disease, among many others.
The causes of stress can affect the body at a physical or psychological level. Among the physical stressors are injuries, very strong exercises and extreme situations of temperature or lack of sleep. Psychological and emotional states such as anxiety, the pain of a loss or not knowing how to act in the situations that we live, also cause a stress situation. In reality, it is natural for people to experience some stress in their lives and even this usually increases their level of performance. The problem arises when stress exceeds the level of tolerance of a person and it is there when it begins to reduce their performance.
It often happens that the person adapts over time to the gradual change of body and mind, without being aware of the increasing burden of physical and mental tension. Faced with this situation, yoga has an enormous therapeutic value, given that the regular practice of this discipline allows the individual to discern more clearly between tension and relaxation. Knowing how to recognize the difference between these two states is the first step to acquire the ability to introduce changes in our lifestyle in order to reduce the influence of stressors.
Signs that indicate an increase in stress can be physical or mental. Nervous tics such as biting the nails, opening and closing the pen or tapping the foot indicate an inner state of restlessness, while health disorders are often associated with long-term stress.
Generally, overstressed people resort to various mechanisms to try to relieve their stress and often fall into a spiral of addiction through, for example, the cigarette or the pills. Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia can also arise as failed attempts to resolve any situation that is unbearable.
To reduce your stress and become young you should follow anti-aging workouts routines to achieve these goals. For this follow the below tips:
- Kapalabhati Pranayam clarifies the mind and promotes concentration and inner calm.
- BAL asana works by changing your focus towards the sound of your breathing and also reduces back and neck pains through stretching.
- Uttanasana is a modified version of it, where you can bend your knees, touch the ground and bring your head as close as possible to the knees.
- Vipariti Karani is a simplified version of the headstand. Sit on the pillow from side to wall; slowly lie with your legs on the wall so that the entire lower body is pressed against it. And that the pillow is located between the hips and lower back. Now try to relax the body and breathe slowly, counting each breath you take.
Yoga offers you tools to reduce your stress by acquiring self-discipline and developing a new philosophical vision of life.