Using Yoga to combat Stress Awareness Week

Daily life gets busy. As work and home tasks pile up, so does your anxiety, building up until it has no place to go. It’s okay to feel overwhelmed. when stress is inhibiting everything that you do.

Increased stress over a long period of time can lead to lots of medical symptoms such as high blood pressure, weakened immune system, increased likelihood of depression, an irregular menstrual cycle and more.

This is because anxiety and stress place a burden on your parasympathetic nervous system which controls all of the daily functionings of your body.

Looking for ways to reduce your stress? In studies, mindful movement and breath have been clinically proven to help reduce your stress levels by reinvigorating your parasympathetic nervous system, improving your overall health and wellbeing. But what is mindful movement and breath? It’s a practise that focuses on awareness of the body’s movement. As we breathe slowly, we can be come anchored to our bodies again after the overwhelming wave of stress.

Here’s just some of the things that mindful movement and breath can do for you:

  • Become more aware of your body’s needs – by removing external elements of your life, you’re able to focus more on your internal energy, allowing yourself to become grounded. Stressful thoughts become less impactful.
  • Gain back control of your emotions – come to understand yourself, rather than your anxious thoughts and feelings; they’re only temporary.
  • More aware of others emotions – when caught up in stress, it’s easy to forget the emotions of others. A compassionate mind will help lessen inner and external conflict.
  • Increased focus – with a clearer focus, doing the tasks that are important to you becomes easier. That stress will disappear!

Mindfulness is best practised in an open and caring environment, free of judgement. Here at Yogafurie, we cultivate a feeling of family in our studios, ensuring that whatever your skill level, you’re always welcome with us. We offer classes from beginner to advance, all guided by our expert trainers and team. Feel like coming to the studio would make your anxiety worse? Home practice is just as effective as that in the studio.

Our online classes can help support you through your mindfulness journey. With over 4 new classes a week, you can ensure that your mind is kept active and you don’t miss out on your practise. New customers can try the classes for 10 for free!

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