Yoga Against Stress

In yoga there are a variety of practices, styles and directions. How to choose exactly what will get rid of stress, help stabilize the emotional background and lead to harmony?

First of all, put the emphasis on working with the physical body. By loosening muscles and joints on the mat, working with blocks and clamps, you will improve your general well-being, normalize the hormonal background and improve the flow of energy. You can work the physical body in hatha yoga, vinyasa flow yoga, ashtanga vinyasa yoga, Iyengar yoga and a number of other classes.

Yoga for relaxation, relief of fatigue and stress is always an individual approach to exercise. Therefore, do not strive to get

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into an advanced class or perform complex asanas right away. Otherwise you can get an injury, which will only aggravate the stressful state. You have to approach the practice in a reasonable way and don’t forget about the principle of ahimsa (non-violence) in relation to your body.

For a successful practice in different schools of yoga it is recommended to learn the principles of yama and niyama first and then move on to doing asanas. In any case, even the simplest practice for beginners, consisting of basic asanas can relieve fatigue and stress.

If hatha yoga is based on the principles of eight-step yoga, such practice will benefit not only you personally but also the world around you.