As humans we have a bunch of factors that contribute to our health. In fact so many, that there are to many to list. However, the #1 main thing that triggers all of these issues, hard to contain, and starts a domino effect is and always will be stress. Stress is the number one enemy that we deal with everyday. It is a harmful emotional state or tension within the body. Any tension that we put on our bodies automatically opens us to any medical, emotional or psychological issues. Our bodies can only take so much. We live with it constantly with our hectic work schedules, family life, personal lives, current situations, and personal mentality. It doesn't seem to ever go away but then again if it did life would be pretty repetitious. If you are one of those ones that think you are not stressed. Think again! We can be stressed out without even realizing it. There is not a full proof way to live life without it. In fact, it is really more about how you deal with it.
There are bad coping skills that you could be using without noticing. Bad coping skills consist of:
Fortunately, there are great coping skills that you can acquire. You can change old habits. Never forget that! It can be hard at first but if you keep at it you can change them eventually. Good stress management skills include:
It's like I tell people, yoga is our manual to life. It's not only for physical benefits but mentally and emotionally too. Yoga brings awareness. Each pose brings a feeling and sensation of what we are feeling. It let's us know what our body is saying to us and what our bodies feel like during a stressful situation. If you are not sure how to start and would like to start with yoga, you can always start with Asanas first. During yoga, we give ourselves and our minds a piece of ease. Yoga teaches us to flow with any situation, get rid of negativity, and learn to be happier where we are. Everyone has the ability to cope and stay calm. It is just a matter if you want to and if you allow yourself to.
Awareness, prana (oxygen), and meditation are the BEST skills to use to cope with stress because it is free and no prescription is required. It prepares us for what's next to come, how to deal with things, and keep an overall mind, body, and soul.
Namaste and Many blessings!