If you’re wondering, should I take online yoga for stress relief? The answer is a resounding YES!
With our minds constantly abuzz and to-do lists never-ending, how do we even begin to find the time and space to calm our nerves and unwind? Taking care of your mental and physical health starts from the inside out, and yoga can be a powerful tool to help you relax and renew.
The best part about opting for online yoga for stress relief is that you can practice in the comfort of your own home. When you’re stressed, the thought of having to get dressed, physically go to a yoga studio, and interact with people can feel overwhelming and could stop you from going. And if you skip yoga because of it, then your stress wins.
Studies show the direct link between a consistent yoga practice and decreased stress levels.
When you practice yoga online, you can do it on your terms. Picture yourself making a comfy, cozy, inviting space in your home to roll out your mat. Perhaps you dim the lights and light a candle or diffuse essential oils. Maybe you choose to practice in your pajamas with crystals all around you.
Whatever makes you feel calm, grounded, and safe – that’s all you need to set up your home yoga space, press play on a guided yoga practice, and dive in.
Why Online Yoga for Stress Relief Is So Necessary
According to the American Institute of Stress, about 33% of people report feeling extreme stress. Stress can impact many areas of your life, from your sleep cycle, to your mental, physical, and emotional health, and can even lead to chronic conditions like depression and anxiety.
The causes of stress is a very long list. From work-related pressure to balancing family and social obligations, health issues, money, politics . . . there are endless factors that can contribute to an individual’s stress levels.
Symptoms of stress include sleep problems, fatigue, headaches, indigestion, upset stomach, high blood pressure, low sex drive, difficulty breathing, sweaty palms, tired eyes. This list also goes on and on.
Managing stress can feel overwhelming, but research reveals that a consistent yoga practice can increase your serotonin levels (the feel-good hormone) and reduce the enzymes responsible for cortisol (the pesky hormone linked to stress).
In other words, studies have proven the direct link between a consistent yoga practice and decreased stress levels.
Ready to Experience Deep Relief? Take This Online Yoga for Stress Class
Immerse yourself in a calming, grounding and comforting practice with this online yoga class for stress relief led by beloved yoga instructor Jennifer Pansa where you’ll explore relief and relaxation by connecting the breath and body through rhythmic movements.
This online yoga class for stress relief will help you nurture both your mental and physical health simultaneously for complete mind-body relief, so that you can approach each day, moment-to-moment with restored focus, clarity and balance.
This short 35-minute rejuvenating yoga for stress relief class is designed to fit within your busy schedule with a goal of harmonizing your energy to release everyday tension by focusing on your breath, opening your shoulders and stretching your hips.
You’ll begin in a comfortable seated position, taking a few moments connecting to your breath from your belly. Through this, you’ll create an intention to love and support your practice and flow through gentle Spinal Twist Poses and Shoulder Opening Poses to counteract the effects of hunching over a desk or phone all day.
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Along the way, you’ll spend several moments checking-in with your breath and body, through Kapalabhati Breath, surrendering to any tension you may feel. As you move to peddle out your feet in more active stretches like Downward Facing Dog Pose with three-legged variations and transition to deeply restorative poses like Lizard Lunge Pose.
As you wind down, you’ll soften into Pigeon’s Pose, Spinal Twist Pose and then sink into a truly transformative Savasana where you’ll meet with your breath and intention once more.
Picture yourself making a comfy, cozy, inviting space in your home to roll out your mat.
This online yoga for stress relief class is perfect for starting off your morning before work, or unwinding after a long day to relax before bed time, offering enough challenge and pace to keep you engaged and present.
Whichever you choose, you’ll walk away feeling clarity and balance with a deep sense of calm from each loving breath and movement. Enjoy your practice!
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