Anxiety is the body’s response to stress. 77% of people suffer from stress and of those 73% will become even deeper rooted psychological disorders. Anxiety, depression and disease are all intertwined. Yoga helps the mind and body connection by breaking up repetitive thought patterns using breath and movement. Yoga helps reduce stress, relieve anxiety, depression, and insomnia by manipulating the nervous system with sympathetic and parasympathetic activation and release techniques. The repetition of yoga postures can relieve deeply embedded psychological patterns.

Yoga really helps change people at every level, from the inside out. There are times when you just need to get moving and work through the body, and there are times when you need to slow down for a more restorative practice. Yoga targets unmanaged stress, a main component in chronic disorders, by lowering the sympathetic nervous system and reducing the levels of cortisol. Yoga enhances resilience and mind-body awareness. Meditation and breathing exercises help you learn to put distance between yourself and your thoughts. With practice, your mind and body become flexible and pliable and you have more clarity about your direction in life.

Here’s two different types of yoga classes with suggested breathing and meditations. Start each of these sessions using the breathing technique and meditation together, then complete the practice with the recommended yoga poses.

20-30 Minute Yoga for Stress Relief:

Breathing Technique: Square Breathing

Square breathing is a type of breath work that can shift your energy, connect you more deeply with your body, calm your nervous system, and decrease stress in your body. It is also referred to as box breathing, 4 x 4 breathing or 4-part breath. Begin by slowly exhaling all of your air out. Then, gently inhale through your nose to a slow count of 4. Hold at the top of the breath for a count of 4. Then gently exhale through your mouth for a count of 4. At the bottom of the breath, pause and hold

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By: Rene Hawthorne
Title: 20-30 Minute Yoga Routines for: Stress Relief & Better Sleep
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Published Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2020 18:02:34 +0000



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