Is stress getting the better of you? Can’t seem to find peace? Try yoga to calm your mind and find inner peace.
Are hectic schedules and traffic chaos in metros getting on your nerves? Feeling irritable and cranky? Try yoga. Studies have demonstrated how yoga calms the mind and brings about inner relaxation and transformations.
Yoga calms down your nerves, brings mental peace and most of all, keeps the many harmful effects your body suffers due to high stress levels at bay. Ask a person suffering from hypertension how important stress management is. Too much stress puts pressure on the body system, leading to kidney problems and heart disorders. A yoga session for 15 minutes every day and you will be ready to combat all this and more.

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Stress affects us all. You may notice symptoms of stress when disciplining your kids, during busy times at work, when managing your finances, or when coping with a challenging relationship. Stress is everywhere. And while a little stress is OK -- some stress is actually beneficial -- too much stress can wear you down and make you sick, both mentally and physically.

The first step to controlling stress is to know the symptoms of stress. But recognizing stress symptoms may be harder than you think. Most of us are so used to being stressed, we often don't know we are stressed until we are at the breaking point.

What Is Stress?
Stress is the body's reaction to harmful situations -- whether they’re real or perceived. When you feel threatened, a chemical reaction occurs in your body that allows you to act in a way to prevent injury. This reaction is known as "fight-or-flight,” or the stress response. During stress response, your heart begins to race, breathing quickens, muscles tighten, and blood pressure rises. You’ve gotten ready to act. It is how you protect yourself.