8 Reasons Why Yoga Is So Good for You

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An Anxiety Buster

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2. An Anxiety Buster

Stress, anxiety, worry, and nervousness are a large part of everyday life for many people. Often, people spend too much time pursuing stress-relief techniques that are ineffective, like watching TV, or ones that actually create more damage, like drinking alcohol.

Yoga is about finding a centered sense of peace that opposes anxiety through the use of deep breathing techniques and by practicing guided imagery. It aids in reducing the physical symptoms of anxiety, like muscle tension, as well.

These are some of the same skills mental health practitioners would teach you during a session to manage your anxiety. Whether your anxiety is typical or a major concern, yoga can be part of effective treatment.