Well, now you might be wondering how? Yoga has been practiced for many years now. In the efforts to meditate and connect with one’s spiritual self, people in the ancient times, and even now for that matter, regarded yoga as a natural means of relaxation.
Deepak Chopra, a physician, a holistic health/New Age guru and an alternative medicine practitioner, prioritizes yoga and meditation above all remedies in dealing with stress. “At the Chopra Center, we define stress as our response to what is happening. It’s not the overdue bill, traffic jam, or fight with our spouse that causes stress – it’s our thoughts and the story we tell ourselves about an event or circumstance that create the emotional upset, racing heart rate, shallow breathing, and other symptoms of the stress response,” states Deepak. Deepak Chopra’s analogy for stress clearly proves that stress is the result of the way our mind deals with a situation. The mind plays a crucial role in the dealings of stress. (more…)