Saturday, October 3, 2015

Stress Relieving Yoga Pose

It is really beginning to feel like fall here at the Teen with a Dream headquarters and we are loving it! With the coming of fall and holidays right around the corner, we are inevitably prone to higher stress levels. Today we would like to share with you three yoga poses that are designed to help combat stress and are extremely easy to do anywhere!

Savasana [Corpse Pose]

According to Yoga Outlet......
The deeply relaxing aspect of Savasana is known to be therapeutic for stress. When you’re under stress, your sympathetic nervous system produces a “fight or flight” response that can over-stimulate your mind and body, causing anxiety, fatigue, depression, and disease. Conversely, practicing Savasana stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system — known as the “rest and digest” response. Relaxing the physical body in Savasana has numerous benefits, including:
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • A decreased heart rate
  • Slowed rate of respiration
  • Decreased muscle tension
  • Decreased metabolic rate
The physical response can further result in:

  • Reduced occurrence of headaches
  • Relief from fatigue and insomnia
  • Reduced nervous tension
  • Relief from anxiety and panic attacks
  • Increased overall energy levels
  • Increased productivity
  • Improved concentration and memory
  • Clear-headedness and a sense of focus
  • Heightened self-confidence

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