De-stressing with yoga | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 09, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 09, 2015

De-stressing with yoga

Yoga releases tension in muscles through stretching: Yoga uses techniques to lengthen, stretch and relax muscles while simultaneously working with your breath.

Enhances intake of oxygen to blood through breathing: Breathing techniques involved in yoga are very effective in improving the oxygen consumption in the body.

Causes release of endorphins: The endorphins are the body's natural painkillers and are extremely useful in relieving overall physical pains and aches.

Improves restful sleeping: A new study indicates that yoga can help to improve sleep among people suffering from chronic insomnia.

Relieves the mind from whirling thoughts and feelings that feed anxiety: Yoga helps to access an inner strength that allows to face the sometimes-overwhelming fears, frustrations, and challenges of everyday life.


The write-up is compiled by Shazia Omar, a yoga instructor. E-mail:

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