Yoga is considered a mind-body exercise because it incorporates physical and mental disciplines to help your body relax. There are different types of yoga styles you can practice, but Hatha yoga is particularly good for stress management. Hatha incorporates different yoga postures with controlled breathing techniques, which can help you control your body and relax your mind.
In this video, an experienced yoga instructor shares some Hatha breathing techniques for relaxation. As she explains, you can bring calm energy into your body and relieve stress by breathing through one nostril at a time. Once you lie down in bed, you can also position your hands and breathe in a certain routine that encourages your body to fall asleep.
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