Yoga for stress management
Yoga encourages mental and physical relaxation, which helps reduce stress and anxiety. It
also promotes the release of mood-boosting endorphins, feel-good hormones that can positively
affect how you handle stress.
Focusing on the present moment during your yoga practice enhances your awareness, boosts your
concentration, and centres your mind.
As you become aware of the transitory nature of your bodily sensations, thoughts, and feelings, you may find it easier to let go of attachments to positive, negative, and neutral experiences. You may also learn to cultivate feelings such as gratitude, joy, and contentment.
Plenty of scientific evidence supports the stress-relieving benefits of yoga.
According to a 2018 study, yoga had a positive result on women who practiced Hatha yoga 3 times a week for 4 weeks. After 12 sessions, they experienced a significant reductions in stress, depression, and anxiety.
A small 2020 study in adult men suggested that yoga stretches reduce cortisol levels and have a positive effect on parasympathetic nerve activity, which encourages relaxation
Researchers in another 2020 study found that people who did an 11-minute yoga nidra meditation for 30 days reduced their stress levels, enhanced their overall well-being, and improved their sleep quality. 6 weeks later, the benefits still remained.
In this two hour workshop we will explore some of the yogic practises I have found most beneficial over the years for reducing stress and encouraging relaxation.
This will include hatha yoga poses, pranayama (breathing control exercises), meditation and Yoga Nidra.
I will offer this workshop ever two months with the intension of helping people to develop a regular home practise so that they can benefit from the long term physical, mental and spiritual health benefits of yoga.
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