The Betterment Project

Yoga for Stress Relief: How Yoga Can Help You Find Relief

Yoga can have a host of benefits for the mind and body. If you are curious about practicing yoga, you’ve come to the right place. 


Read on to learn more about the benefits of yoga, how you can get started, and how it just might be the stress relief you need. 

 

What Is Yoga?

Yoga is more than a physical exercise. It combines mental and physical practices to encourage a sense of serenity and relaxation within a person. 


There are many different ways to practice yoga, and the health benefits of yoga can include alleviating tension, anxiety, fatigue, and symptoms of stress. 

Yoga poses help get the body moving into gentle stretching postures that open up the hips and hamstrings, slow the heart rate, and allow the spine to make space where previously there may have been some tension. 

These poses are often also synced with your breathing. An instructor may guide you to inhale and exhale in a way that maximizes the oxygen levels that enter your body to promote deep relaxation. 

The entire yoga experience is about remaining present with yourself, which is essentially a form of meditation. After the physical workout of the yoga poses and focused breathing, there is usually a relaxation opportunity to allow the whole body to melt into the mat in savasana or corpse pose. 

 

What Are the Benefits of Yoga?

You may or may not be surprised at what yoga can do for you


When you are consistent with this type of exercise, you may start to notice that your balance is progressing from when you first started class. Since you are stretching in some form throughout the entire experience, your flexibility and range of motion will likely be enhanced as well. Let’s not forget that these poses can be challenging! Yoga may not match up to interval training, but you are still building strength. 


Many people practice yoga mainly for stress relief. Since it is a constant practice of movements and maintaining your breath, it can help you focus on what is right in front of you. Often at the beginning of a class, the instructor will ask you to set an intention that you can carry with you throughout the experience and to return to if your mind starts to wander. 


Yoga may even work wonders for chronic issues. Practicing yoga may help regulate blood pressure, support better blood circulation, reduce discomfort in the lower back, and even aid with insomnia. 

 

How Can I Get Started With Yoga?

Yoga can either be practiced in a physical class, online, or you can create your own flow if you are familiar with the poses. Studios can be found all over and each has its own vibe to them. 

 

What do you need to practice? It is very simple! A yoga mat, water, yourself, and a blanket and pillow if you plan to really dive deep into the savasana aspect of yoga or need extra support in some poses. Lastly, you will need to bring your breath to the mat. Those deep inhales and exhales from the belly. Without them, it is not yoga practice, merely stretching. 

 

How Can I Use Yoga in Daily Life? 

Yoga poses and breathing sequences can be used even outside of class. When you start to notice the benefits of stretching with a synchronized breath, it can be easy to add in moments during the day for your own wellbeing and anxiety relief. 


For example, yoga may be especially helpful before a work presentation, exam in school, or other stressful event. Marjariasana, also known as cow cat pose, can help get your spine moving after sitting for extended periods. Mountain pose, or tadasana, is a very simple, foundational posture that can work to strengthen the knee, thigh, and ankle.  


If you are studying and have been sitting for quite some time, it’s key to get up and move around to give your body a break. If you want to maximize your time, bust out some yoga poses before returning to your next task. Viparita Karani, or legs up the wall, is an easy way to receive health benefits without exerting much force. 


This pose is called an inverter since it is the opposite of standing and can provide many benefits to the body. If the lower half of your body is swollen or inflamed, this position may help the fluid travel down to the upper half of the body to improve blood circulation. It may also help in reducing headaches and low back pain. 


Yoga may also come in handy before bed. We sleep for around eight hours a night and may sometimes find ourselves in unusual positions throughout the evening. 


Stretching before bed can help prepare your body for extended rest and may even help you relax and calm down if you have a hard time falling asleep. Child’s pose can be especially helpful here if you remain in the pose for a few breaths. 

 

How Can I Find Additional Stress Relief Support? 

When stress reduction is one of your goals for practicing yoga, you may also want to consider adding a de-stress gummy into your ritual. The benefits include reducing anxiety and stress and enhancing mood and focus. 

 

At ASYSTEM, we believe when you are adding new routines into your life, it is best to keep things simple. One of our De-Stress Gummies each day in the morning may help set you up for success to handle any stressful situations that life throws at you. 

ASYSTEM is also cGMP, Current Good Manufacturing Practices, certified. 

 

What does this mean? There are a series of procedures and protocols in the manufacturing, processing, and packaging processes that we must abide by in our facilities. This certification also ensures that each product's ingredients and quantities are safe and properly proportioned. 


With ASYSTEM, you can rest assured that you are getting high-quality products with high-quality ingredients. 


The key ingredients in our De-Stress Gummies include:


Safr’Inside 

This clinically proven, medical-grade Saffron has been shown to benefit the user in less than one week of taking it. It can contribute to an overall better emotional well-being, work to enhance sleep, and help decrease stress and anxiety.   


Panax Ginseng

Ginseng is one of the oldest remedies known to man. Clinical studies have shown that within hours of taking this root, it helped improve brain and memory functions.  


Lion’s Mane Extract

This mushroom has been used in eastern and western medicine and is another powerhouse in this ingredient list. The main health benefits are cognitive function support and immune and antioxidant support. Lion’s Mane has soothing qualities that may help reduce tension and stress in the body. 


Rhodiola Extract 

Rhodiola rosea is known as the golden root because of its powers in improving energy and cognitive function. 


Adaptogens like Rhodiola help us adapt to any stress that comes our way, and this herb, in particular, can support the body in naturally balancing cortisol. 


Lemon Balm Extract 

This herb is known for helping reduce stress and anxiety, and it may also support brain function and improve mood and sleep. 


It can even act as an anti-inflammatory and may aid in digestive issues. Although mint itself is stimulating, lemon balm has some mild sedative properties that may help the body and mind relax. 


Day Terpene Blend 

Ever wonder how or why we can smell certain plants? 


That is because of the terpenes, the aromatic compounds that are found in plants and herbs. Our sense of smell is connected to the limbic system of the brain that is responsible for emotions and memory. In this specific gummy, we have Limonene which may help reduce stress and provide an overall sense of peace. 

 

Summary 

Whether yoga is already part of your regular practice or not, we hope that you have been able to find this information useful. Even if you do not have a specific yogic practice, stretching, in general, is essential for the body to remain flexible and let go of any stagnant energy that makes its way into the body’s nooks and crannies. 


Pairing a de-stress gummy with any kind of movement may ultimately enhance your overall experience. With ASYSTEM, you can get the stress relief you need.


Sources: 

Yoga: Fight stress and find serenity - Mayo Clinic

Yoga: What You Need To Know | NCCIH

Panax Ginseng: Benefits, Uses, Dosage, and Side Effects | EvidenceLive

Meet our Experts

This article has been reviewed by members of our Scientific Advisory Board.

Recommended For you

The most advanced natural sleep gummy. Calm your mind so you can relax, zzz and wake up fresh.

Developed for both men and women, to rapidly reduce pain and inflammation.

The most advanced anti-anxiety gummies. Take the edge off, so you can focus on what matters.

for men

Engineered for men. The easiest way to optimize your mind and body.

A 30-Day supply of Anti-Inflammatory Pills—a 100% natural solution providing long lasting relief from persistent pain.

Rejuvenate your complexion with a gentle exfoliating cleanser.

A nourishing daily SPF 30 moisturizer enhanced with skin-supportive Vitamins B, C, and E.

Leave skin feeling soft and supple with this hydrating overnight moisturizer.

Combining our De-Stress gummies with our Sleep gummies. The most advanced way to reduce daytime anxiety and improve sleep.

The most advanced natural sleep gummy. Calm your mind so you can relax, zzz and wake up fresh.

limited edition

Why have one when you can have two?

An all-in-one skincare maintenance kit comprising Cleanser, SPF Moisturizer, and Rebuilding Night Cream.

Get Radical Relief with this powerful, natural system to reduce pain and inflammation.

The easiest way to optimize how you look, feel and perform.

Serious support for your mind and body.

The most advanced anti-anxiety gummies. Take the edge off, so you can focus on what matters.