yoga teacher trainingBy Faye Martins 

Learning to calm and center yourself with Yoga is literally a lifesaver. People die from stress, anxiety, and depression every day; so learning to center one’s self is really a matter of life, misery, or death. Our lives are often increasingly busy. Many of us have numerous responsibilities placed on our shoulders by employers and families. Sometimes we say yes to added projects at work, even if we don’t really have the time. We might become irritated more easily or find ourselves feeling tired and generally run-down. Although staying busy isn’t necessarily a negative thing, it can often cause added stress. Learning to calm and center yourself with Yoga can be the first step on the road to a more positive outlook on life.


Yoga is a very accessible form of exercise. It allows the body and the mind to stretch and grow as you move through the poses while concentrating on your breathing. Focusing on the movement of the body through the various asanas and calming the mind with meditation can help to relieve stress. As with many other types of exercise, practicing Yoga can help to release endorphins that will also help with relaxation and a better overall sense of well being.


Busy lives often go hand in hand with busy minds. The result of that can lead to a number of unhealthy conditions, including insomnia, high blood pressure and changes in appetite. Using Yoga is a natural way to reverse unhealthy habits and increase positive changes. There are a number of different schools of thought in regards to finding the best Yogic methods for practice. Some people enjoy the gentle flow and meditation of Hatha Yoga. Others may appreciate the physicality of Power Yoga. The beauty of the Yogic methodology is that there is something for everyone, regardless of age, fitness level or experience.


Learning to calm and center yourself with Yoga can help to ease tension and build more awareness of what it means to be healthy, mentally and physically. It can often help people who might be floundering with the burden of too much stress. Take the time to listen to your body and pay attention to the signals it sends. Reducing tension and trauma can help to alleviate emotional, mental and physical issues before they start causing too much damage. Your body needs to stay balanced in order to operate in a consistent manner and Yogic techniques can help to achieve and maintain that balance.

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Related Resources:

Yoga for Pain Relief: Simple Practices to Calm Your Mind and Heal Your Chronic Pain (The New Harbinger Whole-Body Healing Series)

Yoga for Beginners: Simple Yoga Poses to Calm Your Mind and Strengthen Your Body

Classroom Yoga Breaks: Brief Exercises to Create Calm

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