Studio Style. Insider Prices.
YOU'RE IN! GET YOUR REFERRAL DISCOUNT BY ENTERING YOUR EMAIL IN THE POPUP. ENTER CODE AT CHECKOUT.
GET 25% OFF YOUR FIRST MONTH'S MEMBERSHIP BY ENTERING YOUR CODE AT CHECKOUT.

4 Reasons Why You Should Try Yoga for Anxiety and Stress

Do you ever feel overwhelmed, overworked, stressed or anxious? You’re not alone, my friend. With the hustle and bustle most of us experience in our lives, the pressure of work or parenting, it’s no wonder that anxiety of all forms seems to be on the rise. Have you ever considered trying yoga for anxiety and stress? While I’m not an expert or psychiatrist, I am a mom of two and an entrepreneur who has worked hard to combat my anxiety. After trying many things, yoga is at the top of my list of things that have greatly improved my overall mental well being.

yoga for stress relief

After having my daughter last October, I struggled to balance it all – work, social life and being a new mom of two. Unfortunately this is common, but my own well being was last on my priority list. A friend of mine mentioned that she started attending a yoga class as a way to manage her stress and anxiety. I decided to give it a try, not expecting to get much out of it. But I really did, and it’s made a huge difference for me. Here’s how I use yoga for anxiety and why you should give it a try!

Find Strength

There is something to be said for feeling physically stronger. Sure, you can hit the gym and lift weights to build muscle, but the strength that develops from yoga is much different. It’s an inner and outer strength that I’ve never found anywhere else. While you are building physical strength through various poses, you are also building mental strength – and when your body feels stronger, your brain follows suit.

yoga for stress relief

Release Stress

Yoga allows you to breathe. I mean really breathe. You can physically feel the stress leaving your body as you breathe in and out at your own pace. Yoga is all about being conscious of each breath you take, learning to slow it down. This is a vital skill, especially during times when you might feel panic setting in. Once learned, you can use this tool in any situation!

Unplug

For most of us, our cell phone is attached to our hand. It can be really overwhelming to constantly be plugged into the rest of the world. When I am getting ready to hit the mat and begin my practice, the first thing I do is turn my cell phone off. It’s my opportunity to focus 100 percent of my attention on myself for that full hour without any interruptions or any distractions. Unplugging is good for the soul, give it a try!

yoga for stress relief

Renew Confidence

Anxiety has a way of breaking you down and distorting your self-perception. Yoga reminds you that you are a beautiful soul, capable of doing anything you set your mind to! Since I started my yoga practice, I feel more myself than ever! My monthly YogaClub subscription has been a big part of my journey.  Not only do I become a strong, empowered woman when I hit the mat, new yoga gear gives me unmatched confidence. I’m not one to spend money on myself (moms out there, I’m sure you can relate), but my YogaClub box is a gift to me from me, so when I take that hour a day for myself, I feel like a million bucks!

Whether you are struggling with anxiety or just feeling a little overwhelmed, take the time to focus on yourself today. Do something that is just for you! Sign up for that yoga class you’ve been putting off! Grab that YogaClub box you’ve had your eye on (go on, take the style quiz here)! Take the vacation you’ve been too busy for. Whatever you decide to do, dedicating time in your busy day exclusively to nurturing your soul will help you more than you think.

About the Author

Nikki Young is a military wife, mom of two and yoga enthusiast. As a YogaClub Ambassador, you’ll find her showing off her yoga gear on YouTube and Facebook every month. When she’s not on the mat, Nikki also runs an online makeup business.

Related Articles

What is Minimalist Fashion? How to Keep the Clothes You Love
What is Minimalist Fashion? How to Keep the Clothes You Love
You’ve probably heard plenty of hype about minimalist fashion by now. You can’t seem to turn a page of a magazine or scroll for a second on social media before coming across an article or post abou...
Read More
What Are the Best Pants for Short Legs? A Guide to Pants that Fit
What Are the Best Pants for Short Legs? A Guide to Pants that Fit
Women with short legs have a lot to be happy about with their body shape, but picking clothes isn’t always easy. It can be heartbreaking to see that perfect pair of pants at the store or online, on...
Read More
Top 8 Matching Workout Sets that are Perfect for Your Next Yoga Session
Top 8 Matching Workout Sets that are Perfect for Your Next Yoga Session
We know that appearance isn’t everything when it comes to choosing activewear, but we’ll also be the first to say that when you like the clothes you’re wearing, it provides a big boost of confidenc...
Read More
Top 16 Casual Weekend Outfit Ideas to Impress
Top 16 Casual Weekend Outfit Ideas to Impress
From Monday to Friday, most of us aren’t thinking much about our outfits. It’s mostly a matter of waking up with the alarm (no snooze!), throwing on some clothes, and looking acceptable enough to m...
Read More
Top 18 Tips for How to Dress in Your 30s
Top 18 Tips for How to Dress in Your 30s
After ten years of fun and finding yourself, stepping into your thirties is a big deal. You’re a little older, a little wiser, and hopefully, with way more confidence than ever before. However, the...
Read More
Plus Size Clothing Subscription and Style for Curvy Women
Plus Size Clothing Subscription and Style for Curvy Women
It’s about time the fashion industry got on board with plus-size styles and clothes for curvy women. We’re happy to see that the stick-figure styles are a thing of the past, and more designers are ...
Read More

BACK TO TOP
Sale

Unavailable

Sold Out