Dealing With Stress

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Stress is becoming increasingly common these days. This isn’t surprising when you think about all the changes going on in the world. Due to the economic meltdown, a lot of people are worried about losing their jobs, or wondering where their next meal is coming from. Food banks have been set up to help some of the poorest people, but there are others suffering from stress and anxiety who don’t know who to turn to.

Stress is a very debilitating illness. It is something that can be prevented, yet so many people let it get out of hand and this leads to physical illnesses manifesting. At its worst, stress can lead to depression. Depression is a clinical disease, which doctors prefer to treat by referring patients to counsellors; however, a lot of people prefer to take medication. This can lead to dependency. There are some types of depression that are hereditary, or are not caused by stress; however, there are incidences of depression that are a result of a build up of acute stress and anxiety. It is this type of depression that can be reversed using some stress-reduction strategies.

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The Yoga Of Life

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Life can be very stressful these days; with the global economy in meltdown and the cost of living rising, it’s not surprising that people are working harder than ever just to survive; perhaps juggling more than one job and raising a family at the same time. If you are one of those people, then it is very important that you start to bring some balance back into your life. You need to make time for you because if you don’t then you are likely to become overwhelmed and stressed, which can lead to disease.

There are many ways to bring balance back into your life; one of these is yoga. A lot of people are put off by yoga because they believe it is linked to Hinduism or Buddhism and therefore conflicts with their own religion. This isn’t the case at all; a lot of Hindus and Buddhists practice yoga, but it isn’t linked to any religion. They do it to bring peace and balance into their lives. They understand the positive benefits it can bring. Other people think that it is something only mystical people or psychics can do. I do yoga and I don’t have any mystical or psychic powers! Anybody can do yoga; it is just a form of meditation and gentle exercise – it’s nothing to be scared of

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