Most people have heard at some point that yoga can help decrease stress but does this really work?
How can yoga get rid of your stressors whether it is finances, school, your job, or family?
The answer is that yoga cannot eliminate these stressors but what yoga can do is help you learn how to manage your stress in a more optimal way. It can change your mindset on how you deal with things that stress you which in turn does decrease your stress.
Consistency is key
If you only practice yoga when you’re at the point of feeling crazy stressed out by going to just one vinyasa class, the chances of you experiencing the wonderful effects of yoga are slim. Yoga needs to be a consistent practice. You can’t pop into a yoga class once a month and expect to have all these positive changes. It’s like anything else we are working toward in life, consistency is key to seeing results.
All forms of exercise can help decrease stress but in my opinion, yoga really works the best because it turns into a way of life.
Yoga helps you change negative thinking patterns and helps you look at life through a different lens. The more your practice, the more you begin to see the beauty and connection in all things around you. If you’re looking at the world in this way, your stress level is bound decrease.
I bet even if you are someone who pops into yoga classes here and there that you do feel better after a class but maybe if you’re not consistent it doesn’t last for you.
The state of “yoga,” which is this beautiful enlightened mindset, is within all of us. It’s always within us to access but we need to show up consistently to allow it to shine through more often.
Yoga does not mean you have to practice vinyasa or power yoga everyday.
Even sitting in meditation for 5 minutes counts as part of your practice! The origins of yoga are actually rooted in meditation, not a vinyasa practice, so meditation totally counts!
I challenge you to try to incorporate yoga into your daily life, whether it be an hour flow, a quick meditation, or maybe you just lie in savasana for 5 minutes. Adding yoga into your daily life does not need to be as daunting as it sounds. Try it out, you might be surprised on how things that normally stressed you before might begin to melt away with ease.
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