Yoga to Calm Your Nerves (Part 1) (VIDEO)

Meagan McCrary

A holistic approach to overall heath and wellbeing, the cool thing about yoga is that it has an effect on all of the systems of the body (not solely the muscular-skeletal) — especially the nervous system.

There are practices that stimulate the nervous system, making you more alert and focused, as well as techniques to calm the nervous system, reducing stress levels and bringing you back to a state of balance. It’s as simple as closing your eyes and taking a few deeper breaths. You can completely shift your state in just a few mindful minutes!

If you feel like you need a little more than just a few breaths, try this five-minute sequence designed to balance your nervous system (and stay tuned for parts two and three, giving you plenty of tools to choose from).

When you’re done, let us know how you feel, and what worked best for you, and enjoy this yoga to calm your nerves. Happy relaxing!