How do you respond to stress???
Stress is inevitable - it's going to happen. It is how you respond to stress that will give you the ability to lift it and keep you healthy.
Our hard-wired stress response is designed to gives us the quick burst of heightened alertness and energy needed to perform our best, to escape from danger, to face a threat. But stress isn’t all good. When activated too long or too often, stress can damage virtually every part of our body. Sharon Horesh Bergquist gives us a look at what goes on inside our body when we are chronically stressed.
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Practicing Yoga can benefit each and everyone of the issues caused by stress - as described below. To breathe deeply and move mindfully is absolutely FREE- so every time you feel symptoms of stress creeping in, take 3 deep breaths, and do a few yoga stretches to calm your nervous system.
Karen Reed from Positive Health Wellness has clearly summarized how stress effects your body below.