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How yoga can reduce stress

In Yoga by Asad Kothari

Now-a-days, we are constantly hearing about new and improved methods of exercise as a way to drop those pounds, keep you thin, and keep you stress-free and happy. But with all of the excess overload of options of miracle diets and workout routines, it can become quite difficult to choose and decide which option and/or method is best for you. The truth is, there really aren’t miracle options out there. And unfortunately, people waste so much time, money, and emotion on these plans that promise so much, but don’t truly deliver (especially when it comes to results that stick around). So, if we are being honest with you, the only way to get the physique you want as well as the mental contentment, and to maintain it, is to develop and adapt to a particular lifestyle. This lifestyle involves staying active and consistent with your workout and exercise routines, as well as maintaining a proper, healthy, and balanced diet.

It has been shown that people that maintain a regular exercise routine and balanced diet also have reduced stress levels. And one of the best exercise routines for reducing stress? Yoga.

Yoga has been shown to relieve anxiety and reduce stress. Many people look to yoga classes, at their nearby Arlington gym, for multiple reasons as this type of exercise can provide a ton of awesome benefits. So, let’s talk about a few of the amazing ways that yoga can help you to reduce your stress.

Breathing…

Yoga can help lower stress levels by the large emphasis that is placed on breathing throughout the routines. Deep nasal breathing helps fill your body with oxygen, circulate through your blood, and clear your mind. When people are under stress or feeling anxious, many times they engage in shallow breathing. Because of the large concentration on breathing during yoga exercises, you will be forced to take in the oxygen your body has been feeling deprived of.

Meditation…

Many yoga routines also incorporate various levels of meditation. Meditation can help to silence your thoughts and ease your anxious mind. By quieting your thoughts and focusing on only that moment and where your body is, you will be able to relax and much of your stress will then be able to just dissipate.

Strong and peaceful poses…

Various yoga poses have been known to help calm your energy and stress levels. With the combination of calm and steady breathing, various meditation techniques, and peaceful poses, it is inevitable that stress and anxiety will leave your body. Focusing your energy on your muscles, and quieting your mind will help you to feel calm and relaxed, in turn reducing your stress.

If you are interested in trying out some yoga classes in Arlington, here at Fitness Nation we have good news…Our 24-hour gym not only has incredible yoga classes, but a multitude of other classes available for you to start making your way to healthier and happier lifestyle. Contact our caring and passionate fitness team today, and we can help you get started.