Yoga for stress and anxiety
Yoga therapy for stress, anxiety and depression is a natural way to deal with this issue. A specific mediyoga programme for stress and anxiety increases serotonin production in the body leading to a better mood and relieving tensions. According to the Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience , serotonin production plays a role in the treatment of depression.
If there is a good way to deal with anxiety, that is Yoga! Dr. Mason Turner of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group says yoga therapy “can be very powerful in the treatment of anxiety.”
Yoga is a physical exercise that involves different body poses, breathing techniques, and meditation. On the other side, depression and anxiety are common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Yogic treatments have the ability to radically improve the way people feel and think, and as a consequence the way they act.
Yoga also increases your heart rate variability, or change in time between heart beats, by increasing the relaxation response over the stress response in the body. A high HRV means that your body is better at self-monitoring or adapting, particularly to stress.