Mindfulness: How to Manage Stress Through Yoga and Meditation

In our fast-paced, stressed-out world, there’s a need for techniques and tools, such as the use of mindfulness, to balance out the stress and pressure of work and life.

Mindfulness, often used as a therapeutic technique, is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations.


Meditation and yoga have been shown to promote mindfulness, which in turn has the potential to improve symptoms of depression, anxiety and even cognitive skills. These exercises can also help with focus, stress and attitude, especially when combined with regular exercise and proper food choices. 

How Yoga Can Help You Relax

Sometimes after a long day, I like to unwind with a gentle yoga routine. This is also a great way to start the day – it clears your mind and sets a positive tone for the day with a few simple yoga moves.

According to Harvard Health, some of the major health benefits of practicing yoga are:

  • Lowering your heart rate
  • Slowing your breath
  • Decreasing blood pressure
  • Increasing blood flow to the intestines
  • Focusing on the present


Therefore, the outcome is relaxation.