Yoga is an ideal approach to stress reduction. Regardless of your wellness level you can use aspects of yoga practice to reduce your stress. Pranayama or breathwork can be used while you are experiencing stressful situations and part of a regular routine to decrease your heart rate, improve your oxygen intake, normalize your hormone levels, relax your muscles. Asanas or yoga postures can work to eliminate tension from your body which is caused by the stressors. Mantra repetition can normalize your energy patterns with an emphasis on mental healing. Mudra or mystical hand gestures can facilitate energy balancing.
Learn more about maximizing your energy flow within this blog by Heather Johnstone-Yogini Dharmananda