Finding Ways to Relieve Stress Through Yoga

It is a well-known fact that the practice of yoga relieves stress. In the current financial downturn, yoga has been the source for people who are looking for quick stress busters and tension relieve as they battle with their economic challenges. However busy you are with your current situation, the practice of yoga, even for a short period daily, will assist you in healing the stress, tension and anxiety disorders that you may have.

The key to a successful stress and anxiety relieve program is finding the right time to slot yoga into your daily schedule. Yoga, even when practiced for only 30 minutes a day consistently, will benefit you more than if you were to practice a whole long session sporadically. Once your body is attuned to the consistent daily routine and you start feeling more energetic and more focused, stress, tension and anxiety disorders will just melt away.

Practicing yoga in the morning is great if you are a morning person, because of the fresher air and the newly produced oxygen. When your mind is exercised and focused in the morning, it is in a better shape to battle with stress and anxiety when that comes in the later part of the day. I personally find the hour before sunrise as a great time to practice. This is also the perfect time because the stomach is already empty, so you need not have to wait for any consumed food to settle. At any other times, you should make sure that yoga practice is done a few hours after a meal.

Yoga when done routinely everyday will cause you to be more attentive, flexible and mobile in your muscle groups and joints, making it easier for you to continue practicing the routine the next day. Establish a regular time to practice yoga. It is preferable that it is done either in the morning or in the evening.

Practice when your body feels flexible, because there are times in the day when your body may feel stiff, which is not a good time for yoga. Some people may experience a stiff neck when they wake up in the morning or after long hours sitting at a desk which affects their yoga postures. Others may not like to practice yoga in the evening because the sudden rush of energy will affect their ability to sleep later on. Choose the best time that suits your body and make it a regular time for your yoga practice.

It is recommended that at least three to four yoga postures are done on a daily basis of up to fifteen or twenty-five minutes to keep your body and mind healthy. A healthy mind will free you from mental stress, tension and anxiety disorders. A longer session should be done several times a week to keep your body attuned to the overall benefits of yoga.