Everyone feels stressed from time to time. However, long-term stress may contribute to or worsen health problems. Here are some ideas that may help you cope with stress:
Some people use relaxation techniques, such as guided imagery or progressive muscle relaxation, to release tension and counteract the ill effects of stress.
There’s evidence that mindfulness meditation may help reduce symptoms associated with stress.
How does yoga help stress management?
Some studies of yoga for stress management have shown improvements in physical or psychological measures related to stress.
Some but not all studies of yoga for stress management have shown improvements in physical or psychological measures related to stress.
Stress is a physical and emotional reaction that people experience as they encounter changes in life. Stress is a normal feeling. However, long-term stress may contribute to or worsen a range of health problems including digestive disorders, headaches, sleep disorders, and other symptoms.
Stress may worsen asthma and has been linked to depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses.
How do relaxation techniques reduce stress?
Relaxation techniques for stress management
Some people use relaxation techniques (also called relaxation response techniques) to release tension and to counteract the ill effects of stress.
Relaxation techniques often combine breathing and focused attention on pleasing thoughts and images to calm the mind and the body.
Some examples of relaxation response techniques are autogenic training, biofeedback, deep breathing, guided imagery, progressive relaxation, and self-hypnosis.
The scientific evidence suggests that mindfulness meditation—a practice that cultivates abilities to maintain focused and clear attention and develop an increased awareness of the present—may help reduce symptoms of stress, including anxiety and depression.
(Note – This news is not a medical consultation in any case. You can not make any decision based on this news story. Do not become a doctor yourself, consult a qualified doctor.)
Source of information –NCCIH