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Yoga Stress Relief

Yoga is an excellent exercise for stress relief. If nothing else, the deep breathing exercises that are part and parcel of yoga will help you find stress relief. Yoga is an excellent way to tune out the troubles of the world and relax, now take a deep breath …

Technology is increasing every day. We have all these labor saving devices that help us keep in touch with the business world, cell phones, pagers, faxes, you name it, we got it. Yet with all these labor saving devices, instead of our lives getting any easier, it seems to have gotten more complicated. We no longer have the simple disconnect from work that we once had. There are even people that take their cell phone to the beach and conduct business deals while soaking up the rays. Is it any wonder that we are more stressed out than ever before.

Now more that ever, yoga exercise as a method for stress relieve makes more sense than ever. Stress, from just trying to keep pace with the hustle and bustle of everyday life, is killing us. There is more heart disease, strokes and other illness caused by stress than at any time in our history. Stress is the culprit in many health related problems from migraines to insomnia. It is a leading cause of weight gain, high blood pressure, poor digestion and other diseases. In fact, it has been said that stress is the leading cause of disease in America today.

With all the stress that the body is subjected to, it is no wonder that the nervous system of many people is completely shot, leaving us feeling depleted and overwhelmed. Yoga exercise can help relieve this stress. You concentrate on achieving the various poses, breathing deeply, and relaxing. You not only build up your strength and increase your flexibility, but equally important, you recharge your energy levels and reduce your stress levels.

Yoga is probably the best exercise method for reducing stress and improving your mental health. So, the next time you start feeling stressed out, just relax, take a deep breath and hold that pose. Your body will thank you for it.

Sydney Heiden is a practitioner of yoga and founder of Yoga and Meditation for Beginners. For more yoga tips and information, go to her website,