You're phone keeps ringing with people expecting things from you. You want to speak to your boss about a promotion or pay rise. You keep arguing with your spouse. You can't find someone to look after the kids. Feel like you can't meet your deadlines. You don't feel happy in yourself and want to change your fitness levels.
Stress and anxiety are everywhere. If they are getting the best of you, you might want to get the yoga mat out and give this workout a try.
Yoga is a body-mind practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, meditation and/or relaxation. Yoga may help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and lower your heart rate. The best thing is that almost anyone can do it.
There's loads of health benefits from Yoga. It brings together physical and mental disciplines that may help you achieve a calmer body and mind - which can help you relax and manage your stresses and anxieties.
Yoga has many styles, forms and intensities. Hatha Yoga in particular may be a good choice for stress management. We incorporate Hatha Yoga in Results with Lucy workouts so that any fitness level can manage to do it, and to have the option to work on your mind-body relationship rather than just body. Try it out for free by clicking my favourite word below 🙃
Want to know some of the potential health benefits?
1) Stress reduction - a number of studies have shown that Yoga may help reduce stress and anxiety. It can also enhance your mood and overall sense of well-being. So, if you're stressing out because you're going through a break up, experiencing problems at home, and just need a general pick me up, try it out. You've got nothing to lose.
2) Improved fitness - practicing Yoga may lead to improved balance, flexibility, range of motion and strength. I mean, have you not seen on social media all the amazing stuff people do with Yoga.
#yogigoals right there.
3) Management of chronic conditions - Yoga can help reduce risk factors for chronic diseases such as heart disease and high blood pressure. It might also help alleviate chronic conditions such as depression, pain, anxiety and insomnia.
Do you think Yoga is the best thing for you? You can get started with our free trial. You can have access to all the workouts and recipes for free with the Fitness, Food & Mindset membership. Click here to give it a go.