The Benefits of Yoga

Ways that yoga can help students manage stress

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Stress can happen when you feel you are being pulled in too many directions, or worrying about something that has happened. "Yoga, which derives its name from the word, “yoke”—to bring together—does just that, bringing together the mind, body and spirit" (Scott, 2014). Yoga has many aspects to it, whether you want to learn breathing techniques, stretches or how to mediate, yoga can help with you managing stress. .Everyone feels stress at some time or another in life, and learning how to deal with it in a positive way is important. A 2013 study found that "almost 46.3% of students surveyed reported that they have more than average or extreme stress" (Schuder, 2014). Stress can affect not only your health, but for students it may also affect their learning. I challenge you to use yoga in your own life when you are feeling stressed, or with your students on a weekly basis to help them learn to manage stress.
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References

Mayo clinic. (2014). Yoga for stress management. Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/stress-management/multimedia/yoga/vid-20084706


Schuder, K. (2014). Statistics on college students stress. Retrieved from http://stress.lovetoknow.com/Statistics_on_College_Student_Stress


Scott, E. (2014, June 10). The benefits of yoga for stress management. Retrieved from http://stress.about.com/od/tensiontamers/p/profileyoga.htm


Theastralmonkey. (2011, June 03). How to meditate - yoga - mediation - reloaded. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1Dlsa8tbvU


Unknown. (Photographer). Are you calm enough for yoga? [Web Photo]. Retrieved from http://bodyengineerz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/dru-yoga-for-stress.jpg


Unknown. (Photographer). Yoga for stress [Web Photo]. Retrieved from http://yoganomy.com/yoga-stress/