Stress Management: Practicing Yoga to Relax
Yoga means different things to different people. This topic focuses on a kind of yoga called Hatha yoga. One of the benefits of Hatha yoga is that it can relieve stress and help you relax.
- Yoga includes breathing, meditation, and exercises, called postures or poses, that stretch the body. You can do yoga to help you relax.
- The goals of yoga include improved physical and mental health and also "oneness" with a higher being, the self, or some form of higher awareness. But yoga does not need to be a spiritual practice for you to get the benefits.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 15, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Steven Locke, MD - Psychiatry