Yoga and Pilates to Reduce Stress

Yoga and Pilates are great ways to reduce stress. They work by getting you to focus on your breath and body, which helps you clear your mind of stressors and relax. In this article I’ll go over some simple techniques you can use at home or in class:

Breathing exercises

Breathing exercises are one of the most effective ways to reduce stress. They can also improve your health, help you sleep better and make you more relaxed.

Breathing is a natural process that we do without thinking about it, but when we become stressed out or anxious our breathing becomes shallow and rapid–and this makes us feel even more stressed out! Breathing exercises are designed to help us breathe deeply again so that we feel less stressed and calmer overall.

Mindfulness

  • Focus on the present moment.
  • Notice your thoughts and feelings.
  • Pay attention to your breathing.
  • Stay in the present moment as much as possible; be mindful of what’s going on around you, including any sounds or smells that may distract you from being fully aware of yourself at this time (e.g., if there’s traffic noise outside).

Meditation

Meditation is one of the best ways to reduce stress. It’s also …