So many of us are finding it increasingly hard to cope with stress at work, which is only further aggravated by excessive caffeine intake, fast-paced urban environments and distorted sleep cycles.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), stress has been classified as the health epidemic of the 21st century. In general, the levels of unhappiness and stress-induced anxiety in the modern world are increasingly causing a health crisis.
Stress is the body’s way of reacting to any circumstance(s) that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these circumstances with physical, mental, and emotional responses. This is where yoga can help, as its benefits are innumerable. This ancient Indian practice of physical, mental and spiritual confluence has for centuries relieved its practitioners of physical and mental duress. Yoga reduces levels of cortisol — a hormone that impacts the degree of stress one feels.
This pose will relax your eyes and help them recover from the constant stress of light.
This movement stretches and relaxes your spine, glutes, and hamstrings, helping to release tension in your lower back and neck.
This penultimate yoga pose is performed at the end of one’s practice session to help meditate, relax and reduce the stress levels in our body.
So, roll out that mat and try these three simple poses, which can be practised twice or thrice a week initially. With time, it can be made a part of your daily routine to help you de-stress.