Yoga For Anxiety And Stress- With Pau D'Elia
Our lives are so busy these days and filled with uncertainty. Whether it is work, school, childrearing, or other commitments piling up, it is easy to start feeling as if your control is slipping and stress is taking hold. And, for those living with anxiety, such stress can make life challenging.
Regular yoga practice can be instrumental in relieving the symptoms of stress and anxiety in the body. When we enter a state of stress, the muscles in our body start to constrict, and this increase in physical tension can lead to a sense of agitation or apprehension. Yoga can help lower physical tension in your body and encourage relaxation. It also forces us to practice slow, regular breathing, which is soothing to a frazzled nervous system.
Many of us carry tension in specific areas of our bodies—the head, neck, shoulders, and back are common areas of stress-related tension. As you progress through your yoga journey, you’ll find you become more aware of your body and where you hold stress. Through body awareness, you’ll be able to intentionally release stress in such areas and enjoy a sense of peace.
Release Stress with Yoga
In this video, Pau D'Elia guides you through a 10-minute soft, gentle Prana yoga flow. This easy session is perfect for when you’re feeling empty, stressed, or anxious. Allow this practice to recharge your spirit and soothe irritated nerves. This quick class can be completed anywhere you have a bit of space and will have you feeling more peaceful and energetic in no time!
Pau is practicing on an Anja Wellbeing Eco Jute Yoga Mat, perfect for when you need a non-slip surface with a bit of cushion.
You may be surprised how transformative this kind of gentle flow work can be. A gentle flow gives you time and space to acknowledge your feelings and accept your thoughts. It allows you to find the stress in your mind and body and to consciously release it.
This type of practice is perfect for beginners and can be accomplished by yogis of any age. There is no competition here—everyone can benefit from softening the mind and making space for stress to exit the body.
Stress and anxiety are a part of the human experience, but they don’t have to take over your life. By incorporating yoga practice into your health routine, you can enjoy the peace that comes from identifying and releasing stress. What better way to honor your body than to care for and nurture it in a gentle, loving way?