Yoga Techniques for Stress – Calming the Nervous System for Mental Health

Yoga For Relaxation
Engaging in yoga for stress is a common therapeutic modality to calm the nervous system and work towards greater mental health. Valerie Knopik PH.D talks about the stress response and shares a yoga-related technique to activate your parasympathetic nervous system.

Under chronic stress? In today’s world, we are faced with a lot of daily stressors including job and financial responsibilities which makes the body live in a constant state of fight or flight mode. To balance out your nervous system and reduce stress with yoga, Valerie walks you through a yoga technique that is accessible to anyone, anytime. This short yoga sequence will enable your “relaxation response” and rebalance the nervous system for those living in a state of chronic stress. The technique starts around 4 minutes, but don’t miss the explanation before hand to learn a little bit more about the nervous system, how it relates to mental health and how yoga techniques for stress can be incorporated into your daily life for a healthier mind and body.

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