There is a saying in yoga that when we control the breath, we control the life force. When you think about that, it's really the equivalent to health experts recommending ten minutes to breathe and relax as one of the single most important things we can do to improve health and well being. These studies help us see why this is so.
Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) October 15, 2008
A new download makes adding defense against stress to your routine fast, easy and refreshingly affordable. The 10 Minutes of Stress Relief digital single ($3.99, Yoga2You.us) is spun from Yoga2You's popular guided relaxation CD, 10 Minutes of Stress Relief (ISBN: 978991556581), available at a choice of retail and online stores.
Recent findings reported on ScienceDaily.com get at the source of what medical advisors like Dr. Oz and Dr. Sanjay Gupta have been saying for years about stress: Regularly making time to breathe and relax improves the body's response to the effects of stress. Researchers have now found that these improvements actually begin genetically, that the relaxation response altered expression of genes influencing cell inflammation, free radicals, and risk of serious health issues in long-term practitioners. (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/07/080701221501.htm)]
"Even when we sleep the brain is busy working. This is why it is so important to regularly take time out to consciously let go of all conscious thoughts, to give the mind a rest," explains yoga teacher Saraswati, creator and vocal artist for 10 Minutes of Stress Relief. Researchers advise that any of the forms of meditation evoking the relaxation response is what is so beneficial to the brain and all that the brain controls. "Yet bringing the mind to rest is easier said than done for most of us. 10 Minutes of Stress Relief was designed to help people make the most of those preciously carved minutes," Saraswati explains.
The magic of 10 Minutes of Stress Relief is in its simplicity: easy tense-and-relax techniques followed by Saraswati's nurturing guidance quickly takes the listener into deep relaxation through simple breathing and meditation methods anyone can master. Set to gentle nature sounds from the oceanfront, the calming ocean waves help listeners focus on the rhythm of their breathing instead of their worries.
"When stress is upon us, whether deeply personal or beyond our control, like the current economic crisis threatening the globe, we can become so embroiled in troubles and worries that trying to relax can seem about as attainable as standing on our hands," says Saraswati. Under stress, she explains, we tend to breathe more shallow. We clench our teeth, tighten our jaws, and the rest of the body tenses similarly, restricting blood flow, oxygen and nutrients to all our systems. Our heart, brain, all the organs work harder and send stress hormones into overdrive. Stress hormones create imbalances in weird and wicked ways, she warns.
"There is a saying in yoga that when we control the breath, we control the life force. When you think about that, it's really the equivalent to health experts recommending ten minutes to breathe and relax as one of the single most important things we can do to improve health and well being. These studies help us see why this is so."
10 Minutes of Stress Relief has been reported to put some people to sleep so don't listen to it while driving. Do play it to clear your mind during the day and before bed to maximize your body's defense to stress.
Yoga2You is the Internet's #1 online destination for stress relaxation and finding Simple Yoga Products That Simply Work. Yoga2You's flagship product is its 10 Minutes of Stress Relief CD. Now available at more than a dozen retail and online locations including Yoga2You.us, it is the perfect staple for everyone's relaxation toolbox.
Yoga2You.us is a cyber mall, an e-commerce and social networking community, where internet surfers can take five minutes to relax while exploring the healing wonders of yoga. Designed as a yoga oasis, visitors can listen to soothing nature sounds while viewing oceanfront sunrise photos, read the latest yoga news, or shop in an easy-to-navigate environment. In addition to its downloads, the Yoga2You.us gift shop is stocked with artist and affiliate products including yoga apparel and practice accessories, books, teas, and an extensive selection of vitamins and mineral supplements that detoxify and provide anti-oxidant support and rejuvenation for a healthy and relaxed mind and body. A broad selection of CDs, DVDs are also available.
Yoga2You donates a percentage of every download to charity. For more information visit http://www.yoga2you.us.
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