Balancing Mental Health: The Benefits of Yoga

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Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that some people may engage in to help balance their Chi. There are different elements of yoga that people partake in to balance their feelings and emotions along with getting in good exercise. As a person who does yoga, I find that meditation is the best form of yoga when it comes to giving your mind a mental break. Although most people use yoga as a form of relaxing, it can become intense as an exercise. Here are a few tips that can help you understand the benefits of yoga.

HELPS WITH PTSD

More than a few people suffer from traumatic experiences which have caused Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Yoga, however, will reduce the symptoms of someone having PTSD. Rather you are stretching or meditating, it allows you to become calm and free.

REDUCES ANGER

Being angry affects one’s mental health. It creates negative energy that can allow someone to become bitter or even depressed. For those people who want to work on reducing their anger and releasing negativity, the elements of yoga can fix the problem.

REDUCES MIGRAINES

Yoga can be seen as therapy that can help relieve migraines. Excessive stress and anxiety can cause people to have mild to severe migraines depending on their level of stress. Yoga helps to decrease the headaches and its intensity.

IMPROVES SLEEP

Having a lot on your mind can keep you up all night which can result in not getting enough sleep. Not having enough sleep can be risky for both your mental and physical health but doing yoga can help with that. Participating in yoga allows you to clear everything out of your mind. With a clear mind you are able to get a good night’s sleep without stressing or thinking too much.

Hopefully these tips will be helpful and essential to your mental health. Yoga is very helpful when it comes to the mind, body and soul. When dealing with mental issues and having an overworked mind, practicing yoga helps reduce mental breakdowns.

Kyla Washington is a Junior from Chicago, Illinois majoring in Mass Communications/Broadcasting. She will be a contributor to The Campus Chronicle for the 2020-2021 school year.

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