6 Surprising Ways Yoga Can De-Stress Your Life

How to use yoga to de-stress your life: come to your mat to defeat chronic stress and live a happier, healthier life.

To prep for our upcoming Yoga for Stress and Anxiety course, we’re offering previews of tranquil asana, pranayama, and meditation. Don’t miss the six-week course that’ll make a lasting change in the way you work, love, and live. Enroll now!

You can come to your mat every day, practicing for hours on end, but if you don’t deal with the underlying stress in your life, the benefits of yoga can remain at arm’s length. Not to mention the host of health problems that chronic stress can lead to.

Our recommended coping mechanism? Yoga and meditation, of course! We know that yoga, relaxation, and mindfulness practices can work behind-the-scenes to help lower cortisol—a stress hormone.

Here are six surprising ways you can use yoga to de-stress your life. Come to your mat with defeating chronic stress as your primary goal. And once you’ve accomplished that, you can move on to reap yoga’s other rewards.