HOW YOUTH CAN OVERCOME STRESS WITH YOGA

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youth and stress yoga

At the age of youth, he or she talks about his or her right but forgets his or her morals and other duties. Today the pace of life is increasing more and more frantically in all steps of life. It becomes a negative force where it hampers our ability to work efficiently and in a relaxed manner.

Youth respond differently to the same potentially stressful conditions. For example, one person may feel challenged by public speaking while another may feel distressed and be paralyzed with anxiety

What is stress?


Stress can be defined as a state that occurs when people are faced with demands from the environment that require them to change in some way.

Stress may be due to:-

  1. Environmental
  2. Physical
  3. Psychological

Symptoms of Stress

  • Heart rate increases
  • Breathing becomes faster
  • Social withdrawal
  • Negativity
  • Muscular tension
  • Interrupted sleep

Causes of Stress

  • Excess responsibilities
  • Job insecurity
  • No proper rest or sleep
  • Sexual abuse
  • Overloaded work
  • High expectations
  • Loss of self-control
  • Family problems
  • Lack of balanced diet


Role of Yoga


Yoga is not a religion but is a philosophy of life. Yoga, the mother of all Sciences has so much to offer to the dynamic and talented youth of a beloved country. Yogic exercises are not restricted to any particular age group and must be started at a young age. Yogic exercises help to establish a harmonious balance among environmental, physical, and physiological processes.

Some Yogic Asanas to be practiced to tackle stress are

  1. Vrikshasana ( Tree Pose)
  2. Makarasana ( Crocodile Pose)
  3. Padmasana ( Lotus Pose)
  4. Vajrasana ( Thunderbolt Pose)
  5. Jalneti
  6. Nadi Shodan Pranayam
vrikshasana
Tree Pose
makrasana
Crocodile Pose
padmasana
Lotus Pose
vajarasana
Thunderbolt Pose
Jalneti
Nadi Shodan Pranayam

Article by: Richa Tulli Yoga Counselor H2F Care

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