Today’s life is full of stressful situations. Whether it’s a situation with your job, your spouse, your children, or your mother-in-law, we live in a constant stream of stressful situations. They’re all around us.
The negative effects of stress
Research suggests that stress, or even anticipating it, can cause cellular aging in the form of telomere shortening. If you don’t already know, telomeres are caps on the ends of chromosomes that affect how our cells age. The length of telomeres marks our biological and cellular age. Recent research has linked telomere shortening to a variety of diseases.
How can yoga help?
For millenia, Yogis have shown that it’s very possible to live without stressful situations getting to you. Two easy ways to do this are Surya Kriya and Yogasanas. Surya Kriya is a way to create a life free of friction and has only recently been made available to the general public. Yogasanas are a dynamic form of meditation, not mere stretching exercises. They bring the body and mind to a phenomenal state of ease.
“If you keep your body stressed, it will translate into mental stress. When mental stress happens it again reflects in the body in many different ways.” -Sadhguru
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