ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: EFFECT OF YOGA ON STRESS: A REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Navedita Kumari *, Anupam Pathak
Abstract: Modern life is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations and demands. For many people, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. Stress is not always bad; stress is a natural human response to the press when faced with challenging and sometimes dangerous situations. Stress is your body’s response to changes in your life. Because life involves constant change ranging from every day, routine changes like commuting from home to work to adapt to major life changes like marriage, divorce, or death of a loved one—there is no avoiding stress. It is a subjective and unpleasant feeling of distress. Every one of us irrespective of our age, sex, education, occupation, socioeconomic status, whether living in rural or urban areas face stress. Yoga is an ancient science, which originated in India and many studies have found that yoga and pranayama can be practised to manage and combat stress. Yoga is a form of exercise which is about 5000 years old and originated in India. The word yoga is derived from “Yuj” which means union or joining. It is a dynamic expression of life in terms of how joyful, loving and enthusiastic you are.
Keyword: Stress, occupational stress, yoga, pranayama.