Yoga to Relieve Stress

We all encounter stress in our lives. Bringing balance, relaxation and wellness together is the key to stress relief. Yoga is a great way to take time out of your busy schedule and focus on yourself.

Although there are many kinds of yoga, one thing is constant- breathing. We tend to have a million  thoughts running through our minds not allowing us to consciously breath.

Even beginners tend to feel less stressed and more relaxed after their first class. Some yoga styles use specific meditation techniques to quiet the constant “mind chatter” that often underlies stress. Other yoga styles depend on deep breathing techniques to focus the mind on the breath. When this happens, the mind calms.

There is scientific evidence of yoga’s anti-stress abilities. According to WebMD, there is a decrease in catecholamines, the hormones produced by the adrenal glands in response to stress. Lowering levels of hormone neurotransmitters — dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine — creates a feeling of calm.

So, give it a try! New York City is filled with endless possibilities of finding a true path to stress relief. Whether it is a yoga studio, gym, park, or massage therapist- take real steps towards reducing your every day stress…you deserve it!

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