Yoga Exercises Relieve Stress

Yoga on the other hand is as effective as most other forms of physical stress reduction with the stretching of the muscles and the limbering of the joints and connective ligaments and tissues.

Yoga also is as effective as many forms of meditation for mental stress reduction.

Now when you combine both of these aspects together and they are working in unison to eliminate stress both physically and mentally.

You can see that you have one very powerful positive force working for your well-being.

How Do Yoga Exercises Relieves Stress:

There are many benefits that can be achieved by doing yoga on a regular basis and it is one of the best forms of exercise to bring about a balance in both the mind and the body.

Help to achieve harmony that is very difficult in today’s world.

It’s not surprising to find that most people who do yoga regularly begin to develop a healthier lifestyle in many other areas.

Once they see the benefits that yoga can bring about and feel their energy levels increasing it is encouraging making more changes to get even more out of life.

Meditating in the sunset

Yoga Diets:

Diets are often changed where food of low nutritional value is substituted with healthier foods.

Lingering illness is often disposed of in a short period.

Sleeping patterns become better and old habits that were so difficult to cast aside prior to starting yoga are more easily sorted.

Becoming More Aware:

People become more aware of themselves and can see where there are factors in their life that have held them back either in health, mentally or other areas.

Old emotional problems that have dragged them down for years are suddenly set free and it is this new-found freedom that makes many people seek more of the ‘good stuff’ that life has available for those who wish to take advantage of it.

And this powerful positive energy force becomes greater as it spills over into more and more areas of a person’s lifestyle.

Each area brings the body and the mind into greater harmony with one another.

By eliminating the imbalance there is no longer the constant conflict that the various areas find by fighting with one another.

Stress from work

Live A Healthier Lifestyle:

There comes a desire to live a healthier life because that is the natural state that we should all be living in and it is a state that makes you feel good.

It opens up the mind to see more opportunities and to achieve higher levels of success.

Yoga is such a powerful source that once embraced the changes can be unstoppable and that is a good thing to look forward to.

The simplicity and effectiveness of Yoga are two of the main reasons why so many people throughout the world use it as their preferred form of exercise.

By combining the positive effects of exercising both the mind and the body yoga helps to improve not only flexibility of the body but ‘flexibility’ of the mind in the form of relaxation at a level that most other techniques cannot match.

More People Doing Yoga:

It is no wonder that more people are turning towards yoga to reduce the effects of the hectic lifestyle that we all lead these days.

By reducing the stress and therefore the anxiety in our life we are able to cope with a lot more things in a more balanced manner.

As stress can present many other health problems, particularly if it has been present for extended periods of time, anything that can be done to reduce and eliminate that stress will improve your overall health in so many areas.

Yoga for stress with Adriene

Research Proves Yoga Relieves Tension:

Research has proven that yoga is one of the best methods of handling stress and reducing it in both the mind and the body where tension can build up quite easily.

Stress manifests itself in both physical and emotional ways and one form causes the other to follow suit.

Massage and outdoor activities can reduce some of the physical aspects of stress and various forms of meditation can reduce the emotional side of stress.

Regular Yoga:

Regular yoga exercise throughout a person’s life will help them to stay a lot healthier as they age with a reduction in aches and pains that are normally associated with aging.

By remaining more flexible and strengthening the supporting tissues and muscles a person who has done yoga on a regular basis will be less likely to succumb to falls that happen regularly with elderly people.

Yoga not only affects your muscles and a calming of your mind but it has a positive effect the whole of your inner self including your emotional and endocrine system.

Yoga Is Effective:

It is regarded as the most effective whole body workout and surprises many people including professional athletes of how much benefit they get from yoga and how strenuous the exercises can be when taking advanced.

It is not unusual to see professional athletes having difficulty performing the poses and exercises that elderly people are doing effortlessly.

The sooner you get involved with yoga the sooner you are going to reap the rewards that yoga can bring helping you to get more out of life and ultimately to live longer.

Yoga Reduces Various Ailments:

Yoga has proven to reduce and eliminate various different health ailments that affect many people.

It is often recommended by medical practitioners in recuperation of injuries and for those who are suffering from depression as it is suitable for people of all ages and all levels of health or lack thereof.


Even a minimal amount of Yoga performed regularly can have a noticeable effect on a person’s state of health.

I would love to hear your thoughts about this post or this site in general.

I will answer all the comments on my website personally so drop me a line below if you have any Yoga questions or comments.

I’m happy to help any way that I can.


Namaste Shane.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietitian before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.

4 thoughts on “Yoga Exercises Relieve Stress”

  1. Yoga is so common now ; just as many other “normal” things. The sad things is that people don’t know its spiritual side. Its like my blog mentions; spirituality and religion are different thugs. However, yoga contains a lot of occultism in the supernatural world but few percentege know this. 

    • Hello Linda, 

      Thank you for taking the time to read my post.

      Like everything in life, their is Ying and Yang a dark side and light side.

      Regards Shane.

  2. Hiya Shane

    I was very interested to read your article about Yoga exercises to relieve stress. I have Fibromyalgia and stress tends to exacerbate my symptoms so I’m always looking for new ways to combat or help me cope better with it.

    I tried Yoga when I was younger but I couldn’t really follow the rest of the class and as I’m quite stiff and uncoordinated, I struggled to maintain the poses. It’s difficult especially when I see people much older than me for whom it appears effortless. 

    Are there any yoga videos you would recommend for someone like myself that would ease me into as gently as possible? I need some help with my stress levels and this would be ideal if it could be achieved in the least painful way possible. Thank you for reminding me that there are steps I can take to help myself. Krs PurpleLioness 


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