Article by Suman Kannan
Stress is your body’s response to emotional, mental, or physical pressure. When left unchecked for prolonged periods, stress can manifest itself as various mental and/or physical illnesses. Yoga for stress is an excellent way to relieve stress psychological or physical as it calms the nerves and helps to manage the cortisol (primary stress hormone) levels in the body. Meditating and practising yoga on a daily basis allows you to connect with your mind and body, analyse the stress trigger points and destress from any burnout.
The warrior pose develops good intramuscular coordination, results in an active nervous system for better balance and mental health and improves harmony, poise, focus and power with regular practice.
Another effective yoga for stress posture is tree pose, it improves confidence, balance and focus in the mind and body thereby helping to manage different stress symptoms.
This posture helps in awakening the vishuddha chakra which is responsible for the psychological characteristics and skills like good communication, command over the speech, and self obsession.
Yoga for stress also includes this pranayama that calms the mind instantly after a rigorous workout session. It relaxes the nervous system and improves the function of the salivary glands.
This is a simple and effective pose to release stress and fatigue from the body and establish happiness in the mind. This pose also increases mobility in the hip and joint ankle.
Whenever you are feeling stressed and/or looking for a way to relax your mind and body you should include the above asanas in your yoga practice. While practising yoga for stress you should also include pranayamas and other yogic relaxation techniques for stress like kriya, bandhas and meditation techniques in your practice. Do make these a part of your lifestyle and see the stress symptoms alleviating gradually.