We all face stress in life. If you’re looking for an effective way to cope with stress, consider yoga for stress relief. Hit the mat and try a Wellbeats yoga class today!
Yoga can help reduce stress because it promotes relaxation, which is the natural opposite of stress. Yoga offers benefits for three areas that are often affected by stress: our body, our mind, and our breath.
An article titled “Yoga: Fight Stress and Find Serenity” published by the Mayo Clinic explains the benefits of yoga for your mind, body, and breath by outlining the three core components of most general yoga classes—meditation, poses, and breath.
Incorporating meditation or relaxation in your yoga practice may help you learn to be more mindful and aware of the present moment without judgment. Yoga meditation also may help reduce stress and anxiety by calming the mind.
Yoga poses, also called postures, are a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility. Poses range from simple to difficult. In a simple pose, you might lie on the floor while completely relaxed. A difficult posture may have you stretching your physical limits. Practicing yoga may lead to improved balance, flexibility, range of motion, and strength.
Controlling your breathing is an important part of yoga. Yoga teaches that controlling your breathing can help you control your body and quiet your mind.
Already a Wellbeats member and ready to try using yoga to relieve stress? Our Wellbeats instructors are here to help. Explore our collection of yoga classes, or try one of our favorite classes below now.
Take a few moments to breathe and enjoy this smooth, 30-minute yoga class designed to lengthen and stretch your body with movement. Wellbeats members, try Gentle Yoga with Suan S. now!
“Loved this after a long day at work!”—Teresa, Wellbeats member
“Very calming, full-body stretch—as a slight beginner with a bit of flexibility, I enjoyed this short yoga session. It has me wanting to do more of her yoga sessions.”—Suzi, Wellbeats member
“Great to do first thing in the morning before coffee.”—Randa, Wellbeats member
Need a lighter, calm yoga practice today? Jan guides you through this beautiful gentle yoga with a focus on smooth, slow movements and breathing to calm your body and mind. Wellbeats members, try Gentle Flow with Jan J. now!
“Loved the low flow stretching. It helped me relax.”—Sharron, Wellbeats member
“So calming!”—Wellbeats member
“So relaxing and very helpful to stretch out the body after sitting in my desk chair for most of the day.”—Machelle, Wellbeats member
Connect your mind and body through breath. Becky guides you through a fluid yoga routine to strengthen your coordination and mobility. Wellbeats members, try Yoga Flow with Becky C. now!
“Great way to start the day. Very warming and just challenging enough.”—Curtis, Wellbeats member
“Great for a Monday morning! Challenging but also slow paced enough and not super hard on the joints!”—Sarah, Wellbeats member
“Really enjoyed this class. I feel as if my body has really been stretched out.”—Lisa, Wellbeats member
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