Stress produces a state of physical and mental tension. “In yoga, physical postures and breathing exercises improve muscle strength, flexibility, blood circulation and oxygen uptake as well as hormone function. The physiological benefits which follow, help yoga practitioners become more resilient to stressful conditions and reduce a variety of important risk factors for various diseases, especially cardio-respiratory diseases,” (Parshad O, The West Indian Medical Journal, 2004, 53(3):191-194.
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